Health

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.
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.

6 Life Sentences That Come With HIV

6 Life Sentences That Come With HIV

HIV may no longer be a 'death sentence,' but it does still come with lifelong consequences.

Federal Employees Health Benefits Program Must Cover Transgender Transition-Related Costs

Expanded Health Benefits For Trans Gov't Employees

Starting in 2016, insurance companies that participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program must include transition-related coverage for transgender government workers.

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