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.
#21AceStories: Sex Drive, Relationships, and Other Misconceptions

#21AceStories: Sex Drive, Relationships, & Misconceptions

We asked 21 asexual people around the world, 'What's the biggest misconception about asexuality?'

'Ex-Trans' Activists Exposed: The Big Name Behind Their Fight Against Gender Transition
July 23 2015 5:15 PM ET

The Big Name Behind Two 'Ex-Trans' Activists

After an investigation spanning six weeks, The Advocate reveals how those few voices arguing against gender transition are finding followers.

Op-ed: Violence Against Trans Men Will Lessen If We Address Trans Women's Oppression

Op-ed: How to Lessen Violence Against Trans Men

Boys Do Cry: Hatred and fear of transness and femininity undergird most gender-based violence, so protecting trans women will help protect us all.

Op-ed: Breaking My Silence as a Trans Man Who Attempted Suicide

Breaking the Silence: A Trans Man Who Attempted Suicide

Boys Do Cry: An out trans Army sergeant shares his story of childhood pain so that others do not feel alone.

Op-ed: How LGBT Communities Can Better Listen to Trans Male Violence Survivors

Op-ed: How To Really Listen to Trans Male Violence Survivors

Boys Do Cry: Trans men not feeling able to talk about experiences of transphobia contributes to a terrifying mental health crisis.

Will We See the End of AIDS by 2030?

Will We See the End of AIDS by 2030?

It's possible, if the world builds on the progress of the past 15 years, says a new United Nations report.

Op-ed: Why Do Transmasculine People Tend to Stay in Abusive Relationships?

Op-ed: Transmasculine People And Abusive Relationships

Boys Do Cry: One survivor's story helps illuminate the unique pressures that often keep transmasculine people quiet about intimate partner violence.

Op-ed: Learning to Love My Trans Male Body After Years of Violence

Op-ed: Learning to Love My Trans Male Body After Years of Violence

Boys Do Cry: So many trans men respond to intolerance with self-hatred and silence. This one learned how to be kind to himself.

Ky Peterson on Surviving Alleged Prison Abuse, Overdose: I Won't Stay Silent

Surviving Suicide Attempt, Ky Peterson Won't Stay Silent

The black trans man tells The Advocate how alleged neglect and mistreatment by Georgia prison staff led to him nearly dying while held in isolation.

Op-ed: Why We Must (Sometimes) Talk About Violence Against Trans Men

We Must (Sometimes) Talk About Violence Against Trans Men

Boys Do Cry: While we must continue putting violence against trans women in the forefront, trans male survivors also need space to speak out.

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