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Super Committee Cuts Could Lead to Worse Health for Gay and Transgender Americans

Kellan Baker and Zach Britt argue that the committee needs to take a balanced approach to deficit reduction to avoid exacerbating health disparities in gay and transgender communities.

by Kellan Baker and Zach Britt | Friday, November 18, 2011

Winning a Healthier Future

The Health Equity and Accountability Act takes steps to address inequality, close disparities, and build a healthier society, writes Kellan Baker.

by Kellan Baker | Thursday, September 29, 2011

Domestic Violence in the LGBT Community

A look at the less universally recognized occurrence of domestic violence among partners of the same sex.

| Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Flavored Disease and Death for Minorities

article icon Issue Brief Aisha C. Moodie-Mills explains how a ban on menthol cigarettes will help minority Americans.

by Aisha C. Moodie-Mills | Thursday, May 12, 2011

Changing the Game

book_alt2 icon Report Report from Kellan Baker and Jeff Krehely explores how the Affordable Care Act will affect gay and transgender populations.

by Kellan Baker and Jeff Krehely | Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Repealing Progress

Repealing the Affordable Care Act would take away gains for gay and lesbian African Americans and other people of color, write Aisha C. Moodie-Mills and Danielle Moodie-Mills.

by Aisha C. Moodie-Mills and Danielle Moodie-Mills | Wednesday, January 26, 2011

How to Improve Mental Health Care for LGBT Youth

book_alt2 icon Report Carlos Maza and Jeff Krehely's recommendations to Health and Human Services to improve the ability of the primary care system to adequately meet the mental health needs of LGBT youth.

by Carlos Maza and Jeff Krehely | Thursday, December 9, 2010

A Critical Issue: Hospital Visitation Rights

Jeff Krehely argues in the Baltimore Sun that hospital visitation rights are an important step on the path to full marriage rights for all Americans.

by Jeff Krehely | Monday, May 24, 2010

Help and Comfort When It’s Needed Most

CAP talks with Jeff Krehely on President Obama's directive that would require hospitals to allow visitation rights for same-sex couples.

| Friday, April 16, 2010

Making COBRA More Equal

New bill would correct a longstanding inequality by allowing partners and other beneficiaries to access health care after a break in coverage, write Liz Weiss and Josh Rosenthal.

by Liz Weiss and Josh Rosenthal | Monday, April 5, 2010

LGBT People of Color Need More Than Health Insurance

Jeff Krehely explains that a nation's health care system needs to do a better job treating the real needs of all its patients, including LGBT people who are racial and ethnic minorities.

by Jeff Krehely | Friday, February 12, 2010

Health Disparities in LGBT Communities of Color

A by-the-numbers breakdown of health care in LGBT communities by race and ethnicity shows how a person’s race and sexual orientation affect their care.

| Friday, January 15, 2010

How Ideology Trumped Science

book_alt2 icon Report Scott H. Evertz discusses how the Obama administration can reform the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.

by Scott H. Evertz | Wednesday, January 13, 2010

How to Close the LGBT Health Disparities Gap

book_alt2 icon Report Jeff Krehely explains how members of the LGBT population continue to experience worse health outcomes than their heterosexual counterparts.

by Jeff Krehely | Monday, December 21, 2009

LGBT Issues in Health Reform

book_alt2 icon Report Health care reform can help LGBT Americans, who are often marginalized by the current system. This issue brief from Josh Rosenthal details how.

by Josh Rosenthal | Monday, July 27, 2009