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Discover the Health section of The Advocate, where readers can find the latest news on medicine, fitness, mental and physical wellbeing, scientific developments, and diseases that affect the LGBT community. Read the most recent on gay health, AIDS and HIV news, pregnancy and sex from experts like doctors and researchers. Learn about news related to health insurance, statistics, changing laws and government policy, and tools that can be used in preventing and curing illnesses in the United States and beyond.
Where Are 1.5 Million Missing Black Men?

Where Are 1.5 Million Missing Black Men?

Census data of male-female ratios by race underscore disproportionate homicide and incarceration rates and reveal HIV infection disparities

Connecticut Makes Changing Birth Certificates Easier for Trans Folks

Connecticut Makes Changing Birth Certificates Easier for Trans Folks

Connecticut becomes the eighth U.S. state to make it easier for transgender citizens to obtain documents that reflect their authentic gender.

Second Calif. Trans Prisoner May Receive Option of Gender-Affirming Surgery

Second Calif. Trans Prisoner May Receive Option of Gender-Affirming Surgery

An appeals court found it 'plausible' that a prison denying Mia Rosati surgery violated her right to equal protection.

New iPhone App Will Help Conduct The Largest LGBT Health Study Ever

Your iPhone Can Help Largest LGBT Health Study Ever

The goal is to better understand the health of our understudied population without anyone having to leave the couch.

Op-ed: Why, No Matter What, I Still Can't Marry My Girlfriend

Op-ed: Why, No Matter What, I Still Can't Marry My Girlfriend

A disabled trans lesbian explains how the U.S.'s 'marriage penalty' on disability benefits prices out some of the most vulnerable LGBT people, despite Friday's ruling.

WATCH: Blood Mirror Reflects FDA's Gay Blood Ban in 7-Foot Tower

WATCH: How 7 Feet of Gay Blood Became Political Art

Blood Mirror by Jordan Eagles is a 7-foot-tall sculpture designed as a protest to the FDA's discriminatory blood donation policy.

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