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2017 Gay Travel Award Winners Revealed

GayTravel.com today announced the winners of the 2017 Gay Travel Awards. The mission of the Gay Travel Awards is to recognize and promote select LGBTQ welcoming properties, events, destinations and travel-related companies around the globe. These distinguished organizations lead by example and help to inspire other companies and brands around the world to follow their spirit of(…)

Teens Exposed to Drug Use, Mental Distress, Violence at Risk for HIV in Adulthood

The psychological and social risks that adolescents experience can have a lasting impact on adulthood. When those risks include drug use, mental distress and exposure to violence, they may engage in unsafe sexual behavior that increases their chance of HIV infection, according to a new longitudinal study by the University of Michigan. “Our findings support(…)

AT&T wireless Agreement Extends Gender Identity Protections to Tens of Thousands of Workers

Over 21,000 AT&T wireless workers have reached a precedent-setting tentative agreement that, in addition to curbing outsourcing and raising pay, wins the widest-reaching protections for transgender employees of any telecom industry contract. The tentative agreement, secured by the Communications Workers of America (CWA), provides the first-ever enforceable protections against discrimination based on gender identity in(…)

Appeals Court Blocks Trump Administration’s Attempt to Delay Enlistment of Transgender Service Members

A federal appeals court has denied the Trump administration’s request to further delay enlistment of new transgender service members in the armed forces. The ruling comes in the American Civil Liberties Union’s case, Stone v. Trump. The trial court prohibited the government from implementing President Trump’s unconstitutional ban on transgender people serving in the military(…)

Trump Administration Moves to Censor Truth and Science

The Trump administration has banned multiple divisions within the Department of Health and Human Services including the Centers for Disease Control from using certain words or phrases in official documents being drafted for next year’s budget. The banned words are “Vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “evidence-based” and “science-based.” Rush Holt, chief executive of the American(…)

Factors Affecting the Health of Older Sexual and Gender Minorities Highlighted in ‘LGBT Health’

A special issue of LGBT Health includes the latest research, clinical practice innovations, and policy aimed at addressing disparities and enhancing healthcare for older LGBT populations. A collection of informative and insightful articles that contribute to the understanding of factors that affect the health of older gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Americans is published in(…)

HRC releases 2018 Buyer’s Guide Just in Time for Holiday Shopping Season

  As the holiday shopping season kicks off, equality-minded shoppers can stand with companies who stand with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community by using the new Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s popular consumer guide to hundreds of American companies to choose brands and retail outlets committed to LGBTQ-inclusive workplace policies and(…)