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STUDY: Blocking Puberty Is Beneficial for Transgender Youth

Blocking Puberty Is Beneficial for Transgender Youth

New research finds that trans youth who delay puberty's effects before planning their transition are happy and well-functioning.

Denmark Passes Groundbreaking Gender 'Self-Determination' Law

Denmark Passes Groundbreaking Gender 'Self-Determination' Law

This week, Denmark became the first country to allow a legal gender change without a medical statement — but advocates say the law isn't perfect.

BREAKING: The WHO Might Finally Rule Homosexuality is Not a Mental Disorder

WHO Might Finally Rule Homosexuality Not a Mental Disorder

After decades of keeping five mental health disorders classified as related to homosexuality, a panel of experts urges the international community to make swift changes.

Have You Forgotten How to Have Fun?

WATCH: Obamacare Opens Doors for Trans People, But Hurdles Still Exist

WATCH: What Obamacare Can Do For Trans People

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, transgender people like Devin Payne are able to obtain the health coverage they need. But obstacles to treatment endure.

Poll: LGBT Americans Still Lag Straights in Measures of Well-Being

How Well Are LGBT People Doing?

The disparity is particularly great for women, according to the study.

Antigay Activist Uses Robin Williams's Death to Defend 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

Antigay Activist Uses Robin Williams's Death to Defend 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

Peter Sprigg's circuitous argument: Williams's suicide shows rehab doesn't always work, and therefore reparative therapy is no less successful than rehab.

WATCH: Man Sues After Being Diagnosed as 'Chronic' Homosexual

WATCH: Man Sues After Being Diagnosed as 'Chronic' Homosexual

Matthew Moore thought he'd convinced his doctor to remove an outdated reference to his homosexuality on his medical records last year, until he obtained a copy this spring.

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