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Details: Health Archives - Washington Blade: Gay News, Politics, LGBT Rights. A&E. ‘It’s a Sin’ captures joy, heartbreak in ‘80s London. Olly Alexander in ‘It’s Posted on February 26, 2021

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DC residents with HIV eligible for COVID vaccine

Details: The mayor and D.C. Department of Health Director Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt said the appointments could be made through the city’s special site, vaccinate.dc.gov, beginning Thursday and Friday, Feb

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Health Archives - Page 2 of 143 - Washington Blade: Gay

Details: Health. D.C. gay bars struggling to stay open in pandemic. Mayor’s new rule banning liquor sales after 10 p.m. called ‘devastating’ December 10th | by Lou Chibbaro Jr.

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Rachel Levine fends off anti-trans questioning in historic

Details: Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Rachel Levine has been nominated to become secretary of health. (Screen capture via CSPAN) Rachel Levine’s testimony in the U.S. Senate on Thursday marked the

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Amid coup chaos, Trump quietly erases LGBTQ protections in

Details: Under the cover of chaos the day after Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, the Trump administration erases LGBTQ protections for federal grantees in the Department of Health & Human Services.

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Jill Biden visits Whitman-Walker Health HIV/AIDS clinic

Details: Whitman Walker Health has been serving the D.C-area since 1973 as a clinic for the LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS communities. Jill Biden wasn’t the first person to tour the clinic as first lady. In 1989

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Washington Blade: Gay News, Politics, LGBT Rights

Details: Washington Blade: Gay News, Politics, LGBT Rights. A&E. Making Reconstructing Judaism work for all. Posted on February 18, 2021 at 6:41 am EST. 2 Comments. Music loses a beloved queer icon as Ari

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Finding balance: 6 dimensions of wellness

Details: Many health experts believe in a theory of wellness that evolved from several crucial areas of healthiness that compliment one another to provide a well balanced, vital and prosperous life.

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Rachel Levine tapped to become first out transgender

Details: Rachel Levine, who Pennsylvania secretary of health guided her state through the coronavirus, has been tapped to become assistant secretary for health, setting her up to become the first openly

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Trump admin makes final rule allowing anti-trans

Details: June 12, 2020 at 5:20 pm EDT | by Chris Johnson. Trump admin makes final rule allowing anti-trans discrimination in health care. Harper Jean Tobin, center, speaks at a rally for transgender health

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Health care is a critical social justice issue

Details: Health care is a critical social justice issue. This week marks the annual National LGBT Health Awareness Week. When it comes to social justice and equality for the LGBT community, we are well

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Opinion | Trump's final blow to patients with HIV

Details: Medicare provides health insurance to 63 million seniors and people with disabilities. Trump’s gut punch affects Part D, the section of Medicare that covers most prescription drugs. The last

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Congress increases money to beat HIV, but stops short of

Details: But the funding is a far cry from the $412 million increase sought by the Department of Health & Human Services, making a total appropriation of $678 million in FY-21, to ramp up the Ending the

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States won't collect LGBTQ data on COVID-19 — and

Details: State health officials responsible for obtaining data on COVID-19 patients are declining to collect and report whether or not they identify as LGBTQ — a practice that angers LGBTQ advocates who

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Texas assailed for allowing social workers to turn away

Details: A study from the Center for American Progress in June found LGBTQ American face high levels of discrimination, including in health care and mental health. And 15 percent of LGBTQ Americans

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Anna Kendrick opens up about her sexual fluidity

Details: Actress Anna Kendrick opened up about her sexual fluidity in an interview with Pride Source.. Kendrick, 33, was promoting her upcoming film “A Simple Favor” which co-stars Blake Lively.

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OPM lifts ban on transgender-related health care for fed'l

Details: Finally, health insurance coverage is based on established medical consensus. This is long overdue. Coverage should be based on what has been researched, tested, and proven effective, ss this has

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D.C. gay club closed temporarily for code violations

Details: The Glorious Health Club was founded in 1979 by Siegel, a gay activist, businessman and former Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner, at its first location on the unit block of O Street, S.E

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Mental health issues plague LGBT college students

Details: The findings are from one of the largest surveys ever of college students about mental health issues. More than 33,000 students from 33 public four-year and two-year colleges in California were

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With Crew Club closing, what’s the future of the gay

Details: Glorious Health Club (2120 West Virginia Ave., N.E.) survived the stadium invasion but was shuttered last March by the city for multiple building code violations. Its owners are hoping to open

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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra picked as HHS

Details: “Xavier Becerra is a strong choice for Secretary of Health and Human Services. As attorney general, he’s been a true champion defending healthcare access, and he has a long history advocating

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Botswana group works to improve health care for trans

Details: Eleven health care providers — seven doctors, four nurses, a patient councillor and an endocrinologist — participated in the training. Five of the attendees work at Princess Marina Hospital, a

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REEL Affirmations celebrates BHM with exclusive screening

Details: REEL Affirmations hosts the online screening of “Love the One You’re With,” a film highlighting the relationship of a Black gay couple, Feb. 12-13 for $10.

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Deputy Secretary of Defense Memorandum

Details: licensed mental health provider, the applicant has been stable without clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas offunctioning for 18 months.

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Puerto Rico Medicaid program to cover transition-related

Details: The government of Puerto Rico’s Medicaid program will now cover transition-related health care. The governor’s Advisory Council on LGBTT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and transgender

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Same-sex marriage brings health benefits

Details: April 21, 2017 at 1:42 pm EDT | by Staff reports. Same-sex marriage brings health benefits. A new study tracks the happiness of same-sex married couples. SEATTLE — Same-sex marriage is good for

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Community Resources Guide | LGBT Washington DC | Gay

Details: AA-Positively Sober is an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting for those with HIV or other health issues. It meets every Sunday at 6:15 p.m. in room 201. It meets every Sunday at 6:15 p.m. in room 201.

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REEL Affirmations screens ‘Nora Highland’ Feb. 26

Details: REEL Affirmations on Demand presents a preview screening of “Nora Highland,” a film exploring praise given to straight actors in queer roles, beginning Friday, Feb. 26 at noon.

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Walmart settles lawsuit over health benefits

Details: Walmart settles lawsuit over health benefits. Attorneys representing a former Walmart employee and a Walmart executive announced on Friday that the company has agreed to settle a lawsuit charging

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Md. Senate committee holds hearing on bill to ban panic

Details: The Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee on Feb. 5 held a hearing on a bill that would ban the use of the so-called panic defense in the state. Senate Bill 46, sponsored by state Sen

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Gay military doctor now fights for trans troops, LGBT

Details: “Jesse Ehrenfeld is a national leader for LGBTQ health who embodies the qualities GLMA hopes to foster: A health professional who dedicates their practice and academic research to advocating for

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Md. House committee approves name change bill

Details: The Maryland House of Delegates' Judiciary Committee on Jan. 29 voted unanimously in favor of a bill that would waive the requirement to publish legal name change petitions.

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Former Avalon singer on coming out, getting ousted and

Details: Former Avalon singer on coming out, getting ousted and where he is today. Michael Passons today. (photo courtesy Passons) Fans of the Christian pop group Avalon always wondered why founding member

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Va. Senate committee approves bill to ban LGBTQ panic defense

Details: The Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday passed a bill that would ban the so-called LGBTQ panic defense. The measure has one more committee stop before advancing to the Senate floor

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Details: [email protected] ext. 8092. For distribution, contact Lynne Brown at (202) 747-2077 ext. 8075. Distributed by MediaPoint, LLC. Obituaries are written by Washington Blade staff reporters

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Biden administration rescinds global gag rule

Details: Health organizations abroad had a choice: Take much-needed funds, or bar themselves from providing essential health services, Roose-Snyder said. Nearly $9 billion in funding per year was affected

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Pelosi 'optimistic' about LGBTQ Equality Act, calls

Details: Further, the Equality Act would expand the definition of public accommodations under federal civil rights law to include retail stores, banks, transportation services, and health care services.

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Gay-friendly singer Mary Chapin Carpenter returns after

Details: Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin. With BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet. Saturday. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap. Filene Center. 1551 Trap Road. Vienna, VA. $42 house, $25 lawn.

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Blinken pledges to 'repudiate' State Department human

Details: Blinken pledges to ‘repudiate’ State Department human rights commission. Antony Blinken (Photo public domain) President-elect Biden’s nominee to become the next secretary of state on Tuesday

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Biden immigration directives 'have given us' hope

Details: “The United States faces significant operational challenges at the southwest border as it is confronting the most serious global public health crisis in a century,” writes Pekoske in his memo.

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FOX 5’s McCoy suspended over offensive Tweet

Details: D.C.’s FOX 5 News anchor Blake McCoy, who’s gay, has been suspended from his job following a flurry of complaints over a comment he posted on Twitter on Feb. 23 saying he is “annoyed” that

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Gay asylum seeker in Mexico receives date to enter U.S.

Details: Rainbow Bridge also works with Resource Center Matamoros to provide LGBTQ asylum seekers and migrants access to health care providers and lawyers who can help them with their cases.

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‘Old Soul’ creates intimate exchanges via Zoom

Details: Named for the house number of artistic director Jordan Friend’s childhood home in Chevy Chase, 4615 Theatre Company is forging ahead with new virtual projects. Its current offering, a one-man

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Celebrating a year of freedom - washingtonblade.com

Details: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on March 4, 2020, released Yariel Valdés González from custody. The Washington Blade contributor from Cuba spent nearly a year in detention.

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Bachelor’s Mill gay bar owner ‘BB’ Gatch dies at 81

Details: Beatrice ‘BB’ Gatch, the owner of the Capitol Hill gay bar Bachelor’s Mill for more than 30 years who became a beloved figure in the LGBTQ community for her welcoming demeanor and her

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Va. moves closer to repealing marriage amendment

Details: The Virginia Senate on Feb. 19 approved a bill to repeal the state’s constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, bringing the issue one step closer to voters in 2022. Senate Joint

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VIDEOS: Asylum seekers arrive in U.S.

Details: A woman at a bus station in Brownsville, Texas, welcomes asylum seekers to the U.S. on Feb. 26, 2021. (Washington Blade photo by Michael K. Lavers) BROWNSVILLE, Texas — Asylum seekers who had

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Atlanta billboard campaign demands end to violence against

Details: The I Am Human Foundation has created a billboard campaign in Atlanta that demands an end to violence against Black transgender people.

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Norfolk candidate’s policing views influenced by LGBTQ sons

Details: “He is 28 years old, bisexual, and has a lot of mental health and substance abuse issues, mainly marijuana.” Her younger son Jai, who identifies as a 23-year-old transgender Black man, prides

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The Cure vs. The Smiths virtual dance party

Details: The 19th annual CryFest: The Cure vs. The Smiths Dance Party streams from Black Cat D.C. on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 9 p.m. This live event is presented by FYM productions and features DJ Steve EP

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