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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

Top 10 Things Health Reform Does for Gay and Transgender Americans

Kellan Baker shows how the Affordable Care Act is making a difference for LGBT Americans.

by Kellan Baker | Monday, March 26, 2012

Why the Gay and Transgender Population Experiences Higher Rates of Substance Use

article icon Issue Brief Jerome Hunt examines the disproportionately high rates of substance use by gay and transgender people, which is a significant impediment to the health of this group.

by Jerome Hunt | Friday, March 9, 2012

Gay and Transgender Women by the Numbers

Crosby Burns and Melissa Dunn detail the state of gay and transgender women in our society and our economy today.

by Melissa Dunn and Crosby Burns | Wednesday, March 7, 2012