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It Doesn't 'Get Better' for Some Bullied LGBT Youths

The first study to examine the severity of LGBT bullying and its impact on mental health over time found that the majority of LGBT teens are seeing a decline in bullying but about a third are still being severely victimized. This harassment and assault is leading to lasting mental health problems including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Rush First Illinois Medical Center to Offer Employees Transgender Health Coverage

Rush University Medical Center continues to lead the way in providing the highest-quality health care to all by being the first hospital in Illinois to offer comprehensive transgender health benefits to Rush employees and beneficiaries who are insured under the Rush health plan. The benefits, which were effective on Jan.

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WFU Expert: ‘David Bowie Was a Lifeline’ for LGBTQ Community

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'Born This Way' Beliefs May Not Be the Key to Reducing Homophobia

In recent years, the argument that sexual orientation is innate has become a principal component of the advocacy for the rights of sexual minorities. That belief may not be the most effective way to promote more positive attitudes toward lesbian, gay and bisexual people, according to new research from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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Ready for Whatever Comes Next

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With her wife by her side, a Rutgers graduate pursues her love of acting and improving the lives of urban children

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The Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting Is Now Accepting Submissions

The deadline for this round of proposals is January 15, 2016. Candidates will be notified of decisions by the end of February 2016. The Institute pays a competitive rate--and covers expenses--for investigative reporting that advances social and economic justice. All stories are published in In These Times magazine and on InTheseTimes.com.

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Study: Paying for Transgender Health Care Cost-Effective

A new analysis led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that while most U.S. health insurance plans deny benefits to transgender men and women for medical care necessary to transition to the opposite sex, paying for sex reassignment surgery and hormones is actually cost-effective.

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The Psychology of Transgender

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The following feature was produced by the American Psychological Association. You may reprint it in its entirety or in part. We only request that you credit APA as the source. We also have provided a photograph of Bockting for reprinting.

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Sex Reassignment Surgery May Be Better for Transgender Women’s Health Than Hormones Only

Transgender women may be at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes compared with men and women in the general population. New research finds that transgender women who received only hormone therapy had poorer metabolic health than transgender women who underwent sex reassignment surgery in addition to receiving hormone therapy, suggesting that sex reassignment surgery may be metabolically protective.

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WashU Expert: Utah foster child case exposes possible limits of SCOTUS gay marriage decision

Article Body 2010The back-and-forth decisions of a Utah juvenile court judge this week regarding the foster child of a lesbian couple expose the possible limits of the Supreme Court's ruling this summer on gay marriage, says a national expert in family law at Washington University in St. Louis. Utah juvenile court judge Scott Johansen first ruled that the 1-year-old foster child of a lesbian couple must be removed from the couple’s home and sent to “a more traditional home,” then reversed himself a day later.

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Endocrine Society Experts Delve Into Diabetes Among Seniors, Microbiome and Transgender Health

Health and science journalists are invited to hear about emerging trends in the microbiome, transgender health, diabetes, and endocrine-disrupting chemicals during the Endocrine Society’s 2015 Hormones & Health Science Writers Conference.

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New Look at PrEP Study Points to Efficacy for Transgender Women

In a new look at the groundbreaking iPrEx trial for people at high risk of HIV infection, UCSF researchers have identified strong evidence of efficacy for transgender women when PrEP, a two-drug antiretroviral used to prevent HIV, is used consistently.

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Resilience-Based Interventions Could Curb Depression in LGBT Youths

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Previous research has found lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youths are four times more likely to commit suicide compared to their straight peers. Members of this community usually are more stressed and depressed than the general population. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine are exploring the role resilience plays in off-setting stress and depression among LGBT adults and youths, and found that LGBT youths have a lower levels of resilience than LGBT adults. The researchers suggest caregivers, school counselors and health professionals use resilience-based programs and strategies to improve the mental health of LGBT youths earlier in their lives.

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Transgender New Yorkers Talk About the Ongoing Struggle for Quality Health Care

Today, The New York Academy of Medicine released the report “Transgender: Speaking Out for Better Health” to launch the one-of-a-kind series of reports City Voices: New Yorkers on Health, based on information gathered through an unusual and revealing Community Needs Assessment (CNA) focused on the health needs of New Yorkers across the city.

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SAMHSA Report Shows Conversion Therapy Not Appropriate for Minors, Offers Methods to Support LGBTQ and Gender Non-Conforming Children

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is releasing “Ending Conversion Therapy: Supporting and Affirming LGBTQ Youth,” a comprehensive report that provides an in-depth review of research and clinical expertise related to conversion therapy. This important new resource makes it clear that conversion therapy is not an appropriate therapeutic approach based on the evidence, and explores alternative ways to discuss sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression with young people.

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APA Applauds SAMHSA Report Calling for End to 'Conversion Therapy' for Youth

The American Psychological Association expressed support for a report released today by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration calling for an end to the practice of “conversion therapy” for children and youth.

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Gay and Bisexual Men Report Higher Rates of Both Indoor Tanning and Skin Cancer than Heterosexual Men

Gay and bisexual men were up to six times more likely than heterosexual men to take part in indoor tanning, and twice as likely to report a history of skin cancer, including nonmelanoma and melanoma, according to a study led by UC San Francisco researchers.

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Study Finds That Discrimination Is Linked with Worse Health Among Transgender Americans

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In a new study, researchers find that transgender people who are more frequently “read” as transgender are more likely to face major and everyday discrimination, and that such discrimination is associated with threats to health.

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The Science of Stereotyping: Challenging the Validity of ‘Gaydar’

“Gaydar” — the purported ability to infer whether people are gay or straight based on their appearance — seemed to get a scientific boost from a 2008 study that concluded people could accurately guess someone’s sexual orientation based on photographs of their faces. In a new paper published in the Journal of Sex Research, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison challenge what they call “the gaydar myth.”