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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.

The federal government failed on mpox. Ritchie Torres's new bill addresses that (exclusive)

A new Government Accountability Office report highlights significant flaws in the federal handling of the mpox outbreak, emphasizing the need for a more unified public health response system to tackle future health emergencies better.

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Meet the LGBTQ+ celebrities and activists TIME called the Most Influential People of 2024

From actors to activists, TIME is honoring some of the LGBTQ+ people who have changed the world.

Kentucky couldn't pass a single anti-LGBTQ+ bill this session — and it's not alone

"It’s clear that the anti-LGBTQ+ agenda is starting to fail, both in Kentucky and across the country."

Kansas governor passes law requiring ID to view acts of 'homosexuality' online, vetoes anti-LGBTQ+ bill

Kansas will require state-issued ID to view "acts of homosexuality" beginning July 1, which is considered "harmful to minors" under state law.

Brittney Griner and her wife, Cherelle, are expecting! Here's when baby Griner is arriving

Brittney Griner and her wife Cherelle have announced they're expecting, and the couple's "favorite human being" is almost due!

Hilary Cass' NHS report is rife with debunked theories and falsehoods

The recent NHS report from Dr. Hilary Cass isn't the take-down of gender-affirming care that conservatives want it to be.

Lesbians have more orgasms than straight women — and yes, it's men's fault

A new research study is shedding a light on why straight women have fewer orgasms than lesbians — and it's exactly the reason you think.

These 9 states have the chance to protect abortion this election — Here's what you can do

Constitutional amendments to protect abortion are on the ballot in 4 states, and 5 other states still need your signature.

Jynneos mpox vaccine now commercially available ahead of Pride Month

It’s now possible to get the previously scarce and complicated-to-access vaccine at one’s local pharmacy.

DOJ sues Utah for discriminating against incarcerated trans woman who self-castrated

People with gender dysphoria are protected by the Americans With Disabilities Act, said Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke, and their rights "are not given up at the jailhouse door."

A Texas woman was charged with murder for having an abortion. Now, she's suing the state

Lizelle Gonzalez spent two nights in jail after being charged with murder in “the death of an individual by self-induced abortion."

Elliot Page, Allison Russell & Mae Martin among 400+ artists bashing 'destructive' anti-trans laws

Carly Rae Jepsen, Elliot Page,and Mae Martin are among over 400 celebrities that have signed a letter opposing to the rise of anti-LGBTQ+ laws in Canada.

Trans Latina woman fighting to shut down ICE facilities honored with human rights award

Arely Westley, this year's recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award, tells The Advocate about this "crucial moment" in time for queer and immigrant communities.

Listen to Dr. Levine: Take syphilis seriously

Dr. Rachel Levine, the transgender Assistant Secretary for Health, has a warning everyone in our community should heed.

Scarlet fever: exploring our fascination, revulsion with blood

A new art exhibit examines long-held fears of violence, illness, and even menstruation.

It's unanimous — Sacramento is now a sanctuary city for transgender people

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg said that "we debate the many issues in our city, but there's no shade of gray when it comes to civil rights."

Election season got you down? This crisis line is soothing LGBTQ+ mental health (exclusive)

As lawmakers target the community, the need for mental health services skyrockets. FOLX Health CEO Liana Douillet Guzmán tells The Advocate about a new service that's helping.

'Fractured landscape:' Abortions in the U.S. are increasing, despite 'drastic' bans

Despite abortion restrictions being implemented in 21 states since the overturning of Roe v. Wade, abortions are increasing in the U.S.

White House, LGBTQ+ community express support after Princess Kate reveals shocking cancer diagnosis

In a deeply personal video, Princess Catherine shared her struggle with cancer, sparking a wave of support from the White House to a pub in D.C.

Anti-transgender hate crimes spike, leading to calls for a public health emergency

An Advocate data analysis found that in Los Angeles County and across the country, hate crimes against transgender people are reaching historic highs.