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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Patient Care: Medical Students’ Preparedness and Comfort.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals face significant barriers in accessing appropriate and comprehensive medical care. Medical students’ level of preparedness and comfort caring for LGBT patients is unknown. An online questionnaire (2009-2010) was distributed to students (n = 9,522) at 176 allopathic and osteopathic medical schools in Canada and the United States, followed(…)

Former Wrestler Jailed for 30 Years for ‘Recklessly’ Transmitting HIV

  A former college wrestling champ has been jailed for 30 years for ‘recklessly’ transmitting HIV – after failing to disclose his status via gay hook-up apps. In May, Michael Johnson, a former Missouri wrestling star known as ‘Tiger Mandingo’, was found guilty by a court of a number of charges after seeking men for(…)

5 Trans and Intersex Friendly States

The LGBTQIA movement has taken massive strides in the past few years. It was only 10 years ago that Massachusetts became the first state to allow homosexual couples to marry. While these advances are no doubt amazing, transsexual and intersex people still face a great deal of hardship because of other people. Luckily, there are(…)

Beyond Puerto Vallarta – Riviera Nayarit

When you arrive at PVR airport, you head south through the  Marina Vallarta Hotel Zone to get to Puerto Vallarta. If you head north instead, that takes you to Riviera Nayarit which begins at  Nuevo Vallarta and continues north with 200 miles of coastal beauty framed by the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains that more and more(…)

Gay Prague Pride 2015

The fifth edition of the Prague Pride festival will be held from Monday 10 August till Sunday 16 August 2015. This years slogan will be “We all have a rainbow inside”, visualized by thermal camera pictures. With this theme Prague Pride invites everybody, straight and gay, to join the festival and support that we are(…)

Gay Travel in Belize

Wedged between Mexico and Guatemala, the tiny and eclectic country of Belize has become one of the most popular eco tourism destinations in Central America. The weather is mild, the beaches are spectacular, the history is rich, and yes, it is a land of swaying palm trees, azure waters  and colorful sunsets. This is an(…)

ICE issues New Guidance on the Care of Transgender Individuals in Custody

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE), Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) issued further guidance to personnel on how to care for transgender individuals in custodial settings. The Transgender Care Memorandum reaffirms ICE’s commitment to provide a safe, secure, and respectful environment for all those in our custody, including those individuals who identify as(…)