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Why Gender-Identity Nondiscrimination in Insurance Makes Sense

article icon Issue Brief Many transgender people lack health insurance and face discrimination from health care companies. Certain states are taking steps to prevent discrimination, and on the national level, the Affordable Care Act prohibits insurance discrimination.

by Kellan Baker and Andrew Cray | Thursday, May 2, 2013

How the Affordable Care Act Can Help Same-Sex Couples

Rally in support of health insurance for the partners of gay employeesAs we continue to implement key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, we should ensure that the law helps same-sex couples and their families get the insurance coverage and health care that they need.

by Andrew Cray and Kellan Baker | Friday, April 26, 2013

Public-Health Advocates Should Support the HIV Organ Policy Equity Act

Sen.Tom Cobun (R-OK)The HIV Organ Policy Equity, or HOPE, Act represents a positive step forward for sensible HIV and health policy by removing outdated barriers to common-sense procedures for the donation of life-saving organs.

by Andrew Cray | Monday, March 11, 2013

Every State Can Implement Transgender-Inclusive Health Coverage

Transgender attorney Sara SchnorrA case study of the Oregon Insurance Division shows how statutes already on the books in every state give state policymakers the authority to end antitransgender discrimination in health insurance.

by Andrew Cray | Friday, February 15, 2013

Ending Gay and Transgender Health Disparities

Kellan Baker interviews Dr. Claire Pomeroy and Dr. Edward Callahan about improving the health of gay and transgender Americans.

by Kellan Baker | Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Ensuring Benefits Parity and Gender Identity Nondiscrimination in Essential Health Benefits

An explanation of benefits form article icon Issue Brief Transgender Americans and other underserved populations must be taken into account when states formulate their essential health benefits standards.

by Kellan Baker and Andrew Cray | Thursday, November 15, 2012

FAQ: Collecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data

Form article icon Issue Brief Better data collection will help policymakers and advocates better understand and address health disparities affecting the LGBT community.

by Kellan Baker and Andrew Cray | Tuesday, October 16, 2012

FAQ: Health Insurance Needs for Transgender Americans

A transgender person in a therapy session article icon Issue Brief Transgender health issues and the obstacles that transgender people face in accessing insurance coverage for even the most basic health care needs are widespread and must be addressed.

by Andrew Cray and Kellan Baker | Wednesday, October 3, 2012

After Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Soldiers in uniform march during a gay pride parade article icon Issue Brief Last year’s repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was a significant step forward for equality in the U.S. military, but change is needed to ensure gay and transgender veterans receive the heath care they deserve.

by Andrew Cray | Friday, September 28, 2012

Discriminatory Donor Policies Substitute Stereotypes for Science

blood donorsDonation limitations for men who have sex with men promote homophobic attitudes and inaccurate assumptions about gay men that prevent progress in the development of evidence-based policies and standards.

by Andrew Cray | Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Critical Government Surveys Omit Gay and Transgender People

US and rainbow flagsJeff Krehely explains why the federal government needs to collect demographic data on sexual orientation and gender identity.

by Jeff Krehely | Thursday, September 6, 2012

HIV/AIDS Inequality: Structural Barriers to Prevention, Treatment, and Care in Communities of Color

article icon Issue Brief Russell Robinson of the University of California, Berkeley Law Working Group on HIV and Inequality and Aisha Moodie-Mills discuss the need for a holistic approach to eliminating racial disparities in HIV/AIDS treatment.

by Russell Robinson and Aisha C. Moodie-Mills | Friday, July 27, 2012

Fighting for Survival

article icon Issue Brief Kellan Baker explains why the gay and transgender community should care about the pending Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act.

by Kellan Baker | Thursday, June 21, 2012

The State of Gay and Transgender Communities of Color in 2012

Melissa Dunn and Aisha Moodie-Mills examine the state of gay and transgender communities of color in 2012.

by Melissa Dunn and Aisha C. Moodie-Mills | Friday, April 13, 2012

Interactive Quiz: How the Affordable Care Act Benefits Gay and Transgender Individuals

cursor icon Interactive Learn how health reform is helping gay and transgender individuals and their families.

by Kellan Baker and Crosby Burns | Thursday, March 29, 2012