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New Federal Report Shows Increasing Support of Same-Sex Adoptions

Health
A new report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows increasing national support for adoptions by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender parents. ...
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Comments Submitted to HHS Regarding Transgender Health Care

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Comments have been submitted to support improving the health and wellness of transgender Americans through a proposed federal rule. ...
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Breakthrough: Electronic Health Records to Collect Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Information

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HHS will require that all Electronic Health Record systems have the capacity to collect sexual orientation and gender identity information from patients. ...
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New Federal Rules Proposed to End Insurance Discrimination Against Transgender People

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The proposed rules clarify that individuals cannot be denied health care or health care coverage based on their sex, including their gender identity. ...
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Senate Democrats to HHS: Women Should Have Full Access to All FDA-Approved Contraception

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Senate Democrats sent a letter to HHS because insurers are failing to cover forms of contraception required under the Affordable Care Act. ...
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Community Health Centers Get $11 Million Makeover for HIV Services

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In June, CDC awarded agreements to the four state health departments to support implementation of this project within communities most impacted by HIV. ...
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HHS Reports New Efforts to Improve LGBT Health

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The Department is working quickly to implement changes reflective of the June Supreme Court ruling that invalidated Section 3 of DOMA. ...
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Health and Human Services LGBT Issues Coordinating Committee Report Released

Health and Human Services LGBT Issues Coordinating Committee Report Released
The LGBT Issues Coordinating Committee Report outlines accomplishments of the last year and sets new goals for the coming year. ...
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National Association of the Deaf Issues Statement Supporting Same-Sex Marriage Rights

National Association of the Deaf Issues Statement Supporting Same-Sex Marriage Rights
The NAD supports national, state and local policy or legislative initiatives that promote the right to marriage equality for all people, including GLBT deaf and hard of hearing individuals. ...
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Sen. Patty Murray Supports New HHS Study, Pushes to Update Policy Banning Gay Blood Donation

Sen. Patty Murray Supports New HHS Study, Pushes to Update Policy Banning Gay Blood Donation
Currently, any man who has had sex with another man since 1977 is banned for life from donating blood. ...
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