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Adult LGBTQ+ role models are instrumental to queer youth's mental health. Here's how

Two-thirds of LGBTQ+ young people (67 percent) report having at least one older LGBTQ+ adult role model in their day-to-day lives. Here's why that's important.

Most Black women don't have access to abortion, and they're going to impact the elections

Out of the 11.8 million Black women between the ages of 15 and 49 in the U.S., 57 percent live in areas that restrict access to abortion.

Lesbian and bisexual women live shorter lives than straight women. Here's why

Lesbian and bisexual women have a staggeringly lower life expectancy compared to their straight peers, a new study found.

New study finds inadequate response to mpox outbreak

A similarly negative GAO report spurred out U.S. Rep. Ritchie Torres to introduce legislation overhauling the federal response to future outbreaks.

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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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.

Vatican condemns gender-affirming surgery as threatening ‘unique dignity’ of a person

The document, which also goes after abortion and surrogacy, was approved by Pope Francis, who has had a mixed record on LGBTQ+ rights support.

United Nations adopts historic, first-ever resolution on rights of intersex people

The resolution denounces medically unnecessary surgeries and other forms of mistreatment.

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.

Michigan governor signs act to decriminalize paid surrogacy contracts

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer described the act as a “package of common sense,” at an event in Royal Oak, Michigan. “It’s to protect families born under IVF, and to ensure LGBTQ plus parents are treated equally.”

Rachel Levine on being out in government and the ‘faux’ outrage over Trans Day of Visibility (exclusive)

Levine quotes Star Wars and shares her optimistic views on society's views of transgender and nonbinary people.

Scarlet fever: exploring our fascination, revulsion with blood

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

79% of American workers say anti-LGBTQ+ laws impact where they move: report

As 4 out of 5 U.S. workers say anti-LGBTQ+ laws affects where they relocate, inclusion is just "smart business practice," according to a new study by nonprofit Out & Equal.

'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.

Homophobia can 'increase cancer risk' in LGBTQ+ people, report finds

The American Cancer Society has found that queer people frequently experience "minority stress" in health care settings, leading to an "elevated prevalence" of cancer risk factors.

Researchers have turned a skin cell into an egg. Here's what that means for LGBTQ+ people

A new in vitro gametogenesis (IVG) technique is signaling promise for same-sex couples looking to start families.

How important is abortion in the 2024 elections? To these groups, it's crucial

Abortion is an important issue to most women, but a large number of certain demographics are making it their top priority.

CVS and Walgreens will start dispensing abortion pill mifepristone. Here's when and where

Both pharmacy chains already dispense misoprostol, the other medication involved in medication abortion regimens.

Wyoming bill could take trans kids from parents

House Bill 156 would define gender-affirming care to be "not in the best interest" of youth in the state. The bill affects guardianships, custody fights, and child protective services.

DOJ sues Tennessee over HIV-related discrimination in anti-sex work law

The Justice Department says that the state is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.