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2011-12-15 17:35:37

Gay men are able to lead healthier, less stress-filled lives when states offer legal protections to same-sex couples, according to a new study examining the effects of the legalization of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts. The study, "Effect of Same-Sex Marriage Laws on Health Care Use and Expenditures in Sexual Minority Men: A Quasi-Natural Experiment," is online in the American Journal of Public Health. "Our results suggest that removing these barriers improves the health of gay and...

2011-05-17 00:00:28

A new study from the Family Acceptance Project links anti-gay victimization in middle and high school with a variety of health and mental health problems, including increased risks of suicide attempts and HIV/AIDS. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 16, 2011 Critical new research has found that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth who experience high levels of school victimization in middle and high school report impaired health and mental health in young adulthood, including...

2010-12-06 14:58:54

For the first time, researchers have established a clear link between accepting family attitudes and behaviors towards their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) children and significantly decreased risk and better overall health in adulthood. The study shows that specific parental and caregiver behaviors -- such as advocating for their children when they are mistreated because of their LGBT identity or supporting their gender expression -- protect against depression, substance...

2010-12-06 00:00:36

""¦our findings that family acceptance protects against suicidal thoughts and behaviors, depression and substance abuse offer a gateway to hope for LGBT youth and families that struggle with how to balance deeply held religious and personal values with love for their LGBT children"¦" Dr. Cailtin Ryan San Francisco, CA (Vocus) December 5, 2010 For the first time, researchers have established a clear link between accepting family attitudes and behaviors towards their lesbian,...

2009-08-19 07:56:00

Editorial is a Call to Action for Clinicians BOSTON, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research indicates that the social stigma that surrounds lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) teens leads to a variety of health risks such as substance use, risky sexual behaviors, eating disorders, suicidal ideation, and victimization. An editorial in the September issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health calls on clinicians and health researchers to lead the charge in improving the health...

2008-10-20 12:00:32

Aetna (NYSE:AET) and the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) today announced that Aetna is the first health benefits company in the U.S. to link its online provider directory -- DocFind(R) -- to GLMA's growing online database of more than 1,200 health care providers. The database includes primary care providers, specialists, therapists, and dentists who welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) patients. In addition, Aetna has awarded GLMA a $50,000 grant as the...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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