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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.
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.

U.K. Agency Aims to Help Bi and Gay Brits Stay Healthy

U.K. Agency to Help Bi and Gay Brits Stay Healthy

A report from Public Health England lays out plans to address sexual and mental health and substance use among gay and bisexual men.

Why LGBT Americans Are Leery of Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Ruling
June 30 2014 2:46 PM ET

Why LGBT Americans Are Leery of Supreme Court's Newest Ruling

Activists had been warning for months that the Hobby Lobby ruling could have damaging consequences for LGBT Americans.

STUDY: Biphobia Puts Bisexual Men at Risk for STIs

STUDY: Biphobia Puts Bisexual Men at Risk

Biphobia is keeping bisexual men from getting tested and from coming out as bisexual, says a new report from the CDC.

Wash. State Ends Discrimination in Trans Health Care

Another State Ends Discrimination in Trans Health Care

Washington becomes the seventh state to forbid insurance companies from denying health care to transgender citizens.

STUDY: Religious Counseling Associated With Higher LGB Suicide Risk

STUDY: Religious Counseling Has Higher Risk of LGB Suicide

That doesn't necessarily mean it causes suicide, but the association is troubling, says a new study.

Trans Residents Celebrate Monumental Health Care Ruling in Mass.

Mass. Trans Residents Celebrate Monumental Ruling

Transgender residents of Massachusetts have reason to celebrate after receiving some positive news on the health care front.

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