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Shocking Increase in HIV Infection Rate Among Young Gay, Bi Men
October 01 2014 2:35 PM ET

Shocking HIV Diagnoses Among Young Gay, Bi Men

While overall HIV diagnosis rates have decreased nationwide, young gay men are seeing a frightening uptick in new diagnoses, according to the CDC.

Maryland to Provide Transition Care to Trans State Employees

Good News for Transgender State Employees in Md.

Just months after the passage of sweeping, statewide nondiscrimination statute protecting transgender people, Maryland announces that trans state employees will no longer face discrimination in insurance.

Number Crunch: Drugs

Number Crunch: Drugs

There’s been a very visible sea change in the relationship between Americans and drugs.

Dept. of Defense: Chelsea Manning May Begin Transition in Prison

Chelsea Manning Gets Good News From Military

Nearly a year after her lawyer put in a request to begin hormone replacement therapy, it appears that the Department of Defense has agreed to treat Chelsea Manning.

Op-ed: When Will We Finally Stop Smoking?

Op-ed: When Will We Finally Stop Smoking?

Fifty years ago, the surgeon general said smoking causes long-term health problems. So why can't LGBT people stop doing it?

Op-ed: The Fine Line Between Gay Pride and Alcoholism

Op-ed: The Fine Line Between Gay Pride and Alcoholism

Why is heavy drinking so acceptable among gay men?

Op-ed: At the Last Moment, I Chose to Live

Op-ed: At the Last Moment, I Chose to Live

To help prevent transgender suicides, those of us who are suicide-attempt survivors must tell our stories.

WATCH: Australia Voids Trans Man's Marriage, Now He's Fighting Back

WATCH: Australia Voids Trans Man's Marriage; He Fights Back

Paige Phoenix wants Victoria's government to know it violated his human rights by requiring surgery to legally recognize his gender — and he's ready to take his complaint straight to the United Nations.

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