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LGBT Wellness Roundup: March 28, 2014

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Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with bloggers Liz Margolies and Scout, brings you a round up of some of the biggest LGBT wellness stories from the past seven days. For more LGBT Wellness, visit our page dedicated to the topic here.

  • 1
    New Study Illustrates Health Inequalities Among LGB Adults
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    Data from 2010 surveys from 10 different states asking about sexual orientation found several health inequalities for lesbian, gay and bisexual adults, including high rates of smoking, poor sleep quality and delays in getting regular physicals, suggested screenings or vaccinations. The authors highlight the need for further research and interventions to change these disparities.
  • 2
    Secretary Sebelius Issues A Statement to Honor LGBT Health Awareness Week.
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    On March 26, in honor of LGBT Health Awareness Week, HHS Secretary Sebelius issued a statement about the importance of the Affordable Care Act to the LGBT community and affirmed the administration's continued commitment to improving our LGBT health.
  • 3
    Study Finds That Sexuality-Based Workplace Discrimination Results in Poorer Health
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    A new survey of young men who have sex with men in the Detroit metropolitan area found that 15 percent had experienced sexuality-based work discrimination in the last year and those that did reported poorer health status than others.
  • 4
    Mr. and Dr. Biden and Secretary Sebelius Push to Get LGBT Communities Covered Before Enrollment Deadline on March 31.
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    With the open enrollment period for enrolling in new health care plan closing on March 31st, the White House is doing a targeted push to make sure that LGBT people around the country #GetCovered. The Vice President and Secretary of HHS thanked LGBT organizations and individuals for their work in getting LGBT communities covered, and Dr. Jill Biden met with LGBT people to hear about their experiences getting health care coverage.
  • 5
    Illness and Wellness Beyond Medical Paradigms
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    This socially charged piece, "Our R/Evolutionary Bodies: On Being Black and Sick," discusses the true health and well-being that individuals experience, even when they lack traditional diagnoses. Does it make it less true that they are ill?
  • 6
    Bisexual Health Awareness Month Ends With Passionate Debate
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    Appearing in the last week of Bisexual Health Month, the New York Times article “The Scientific Quest to Prove that Bisexuality Exists” ignited many responses from bisexuals about important issues beyond their “existence,” the scientization of identity, and acceptance.
  • 7
    Gay African American Men, Health Information and the Internet
    Grab Worthy
    The National Black Gay Men’s Advocacy Coalition (NBGMAC) is conducting a national survey of Black gay males to better understand how they use the internet to receive health and policy information.

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