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Oregon Removes State Medicaid's Trans Exclusions
August 15 2014 1:38 PM ET

Good News For Low-Income Trans Oregonians

Parker Marie Molloy

Following in the footsteps of California, Vermont, and Washington, D.C., Oregon will begin offering transition-related care to transgender residents as part of the state's Medicaid program.

After Suicide, Gay Teen's Eye Donation Rejected Due to Sexual Orientation
August 13 2014 2:32 PM ET

After Suicide, Gay Teen Rejected for Eye Donation

Daniel Reynolds

After her 16-year-old son committed suicide, an Iowa mother was outraged to learn that some of his organs had been rejected for donation because he was gay.

Op-ed: What Not To Say to a Trans Person on OkCupid
August 13 2014 8:00 AM ET

What Not To Say to a Trans Person on OkCupid

Samantha Allen

Just a few basic tips.

'Truvada Whore' Stigma Endures Among Doctors and LGBTs
August 11 2014 3:42 PM ET

'Truvada Whore' Stigma Endures — Even Among Doctors

Jim Burress of WABE

Despite the green light from the CDC and WHO, the stigma against using HIV prevention medication continues in both the LGBT and medical communities.

Antigay Activist: Ebola Could Wipe Out LGBT People
August 07 2014 1:51 PM ET

Antigay Activist: Ebola Could Wipe Out LGBT People

Trudy Ring

First Rick Wiles speculated about President Obama intentionally spreading the virus; then he said Ebola 'could solve America's problems.'

Ohio Hospital Withholds Medical Records From Lesbian Widow
August 04 2014 1:57 PM ET

Ohio Hospital Withholds Medical Records From Lesbian Widow

Daniel Reynolds

An Ohio widow is fighting for the right to access the medical records of her late partner, who died of cancer earlier this year.

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