For some in the LGBT community, determining how they can start or even grow their families with the help of fertility experts is a process sometimes fraught with obstacles. I'm happy to say that in my nearly 30 years as a fertility doctor, third-party reproductive options have come a long way.
Beyond my grief over my dead brothers and sisters, I am heartbroken that the massacre invaded a sacred space for our community. Pulse was not a bar. It only looked that way on the outside, to outsiders. Pulse considered itself a gay sanctuary and hosted events for community groups, including breast cancer awareness.
If the terms safe sex has lost all meaning it shouldn't be a cause for alarm. It should be seen as an opportunity to shift the conversation away from safety and responsibility and instead talk about pleasure and desire.
Porn is an easy outlet to express your sexual desires in a safe and comfortable atmosphere. You won't get hurt, you won't get caught having sex with a...
I recently attended a program sponsored by the Western Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association entitled Conversations about LGBT Old...
To be clear, the Reagans did not start a national conversation about HIV and AIDS. That distinction belongs to generations of brave lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, along with straight allies, who started not just a conversation but a movement that continues to this day.
No one likes going to the doctor. It's scary. But for gay men, it's even scarier. For one, gay men experience a great deal of stigma and shaming, which makes difficult conversations even harder.
Healthcare is a right, not a privilege. That right extends to all of us, including those who are transgender. We have to make that right a reality. Educating the whole care team will be an important step.
Is there any hope that HIV prevention might change with a new president? What are the presidential candidates and party positions on this public health crisis?
Many challenges the community faces are analogous to the problems faced by other vulnerable populations. Transgender people report high rates of poverty and homelessness, delay of medical treatment due to lack of funds, and a high burden of HIV.
While the LGBT community is benefiting from increasing financial prosperity and legal recognition, many economic challenges hit us harder than they do for straight citizens.
On the 43rd anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) ...
Sex workers are recognized by the World Health Organization, along with other major health and human rights organizations, as one of four key populations in the global fight against HIV/AIDS.
LGBTQ health is more than just HIV & suicide risk. Yes, please pay attention to those critical issues but that's not where our health problems stop.
The skewed rationale behind the FDA's deferral of MSM is a reminder of the double standards inflicted upon LGBTQ individuals in American society. In addition to failing to meet the blood needs of potential transfusion recipients, a policy like this can also take a negative toll on the deferred population.
This is a complicated story, but an important one. It's a story of determination, of progress and of creativity. It's part of the rich history of the larger social justice movement for LGBTQ communities in our country -- one that has not been at the forefront of the conversation.