08/03/2014 10:28 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

LGBT Wellness Roundup: August 1

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 Gay Life in The Dirty Dirty
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    HRC completed surveys of LGBT residents in Alabama and Mississippi, showed that a quarter had experienced workplace discrimination, a third have been harassed at work for their LGBT status. Health concerns were high on the list, with many concerned their doctor was not trained to work with LGBT people, reducing harassment, violence, and HIV stigma.
  • 2 Hate Causing HIV Spread
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    The International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, activists and scientists from around the world discussed how new ANTI-LGBT laws, stigma and discrimination are fueling the spread of HIV among gay and bisexual men, and transgender women around the world.
  • 3 Transgender Counts
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    Counting people who belong to specific groups helps health programmers and policy makers make better decisions on how to serve people; which means the uncounted may be underserved. For the transgender community disagreement on labels, resisting labels or staying closeted about transgender status to avoid discrimination, are a couple qualities that provide challenges to understanding the number of transgender people in the USA. Meanwhile public health advocates are calling for better ways to count trans youth!
  • 4 Don’t Panic, You Can Handle This.
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    In studying the fears and concerns of gay men with prostate cancer, researchers found that belief in one’s ability to manage their health and affairs and positive satisfaction with healthcare experience kept fears of recurrence low, while those with poorer satisfaction levels and poorer feelings of self-efficacy linked to higher fears of recurrence when faced with side effects.
  • 5 Sobriety and Sexuality: Queer Bedfellows
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    In a first of it’s kind study, sober gay Latino men were interviewed about their family relationships, finding that familial support was “Essential for sobriety” for closeted or out sober gay Latino men. Researchers found that those who did come out to their family went through negotiated acceptance, sometimes overcoming anti-gay cultural or religious values.

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