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FDA to Ease Blood Donor Ban, Still Sticking to One-Year Abstinence
December 23 2014 1:49 PM ET December 23 2014 2:19 PM ET

FDA to Ease Blood Donor Ban, Still Sticking to One-Year Abstinence

Michelle Garcia

There will be an opportunity to air concerns and recommendations by the public in a new policy to ease the ban on gay and bisexual male blood donations.

Op-ed: Love After Loss
December 23 2014 5:45 AM ET

Op-ed: Love After Loss

Damon Gonzalez

Nearly three years after the death of a close friend, a man finds peace with himself.

Op-ed: Spread Cheer, Not STIs, This Holiday Season
December 23 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Spread Cheer, Not STIs, This Holiday Season

Jeffrey Rodriguez

The Los Angeles LGBT Center offers three resolutions to keep you healthy during the holidays.

New York Drops Medicaid's Ban on Trans Health Care
December 18 2014 1:00 PM ET

New York Drops Medicaid's Ban on Trans Health Care

Mitch Kellaway

The good news keeps coming for New York's trans citizens seeking healthcare related to gender transition, even as advocates say some work still needs to be done.

Op-ed: Gay Abstinence Is Not the Answer to the FDA Blood Ban
December 17 2014 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Gay Abstinence Isn't an Answer to Blood Ban

Kelsey Louie

A proposed amendment to the FDA blood ban that requires a one-year period of abstinence is ineffective and discriminatory, says the CEO of Gay Men's Health Crisis.

December 17 2014 7:27 AM ET

Five New Weapons in the War Against HIV

December 17 2014 6:33 AM ET

On Raw Sex, Raw Sadness, and Raw Fun

Federal Court Rules Dept. of Corrections Can Deny Care to Trans Prisoners
December 16 2014 5:58 PM ET

Fed. Court Rules Dept. of Corrections Can Deny Care to Trans Prisoners

Mitch Kellaway

In overturning a decision that medically necessary gender-confirmation surgery should be provided to a transgender inmate, advocates worry the court has created a harmful precedent.

In the Galleries: Benjamin Fredrickson
December 16 2014 4:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: My Life as a Sex Worker

Christopher Harrity

A photographer documented his years as a sex worker in the Midwest and New York City.

33 Adorable Pics of Project Runway's Mondo and His Partner
December 15 2014 7:00 AM ET

33 Adorable Pics of Mondo and His BF

Daniel Reynolds

Whether in bed, in drag, or at the beach, the fashion designer has never looked happier than beside his partner, Eddie.

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