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Do non-English speakers face longer MRI wait times?

More than 60 million Americans speak a language other than English at home. This group faces increased barriers to healthcare—including potential …

Language

Swaziland’s First Pride Parade Will Test Just How Accepting The Country Really Is

Mongi Zulu / AFP / Getty Images<p>People take part in eSwatini's first Pride in Mbabane.<p>When Musa Dlamini was asked if he planned to dress up at …

LGBTQI

Trans Woman Says CVS Refused to Fill Her Hormone Prescription

Hilde Hall tells the ACLU she left an Arizona CVS near tears after the pharmacist on duty "humiliated" her.<p>In April, a transgender woman in Arizona said she held back tears when the pharmacist on duty allegedly refused to fill her prescription for hormone therapy replacement treatment.<p>In a blog …

Transgender

LGBT Organizations Focused on Reducing Healthcare Stigma in Aging Adults

July 05, 2018<p>Share this content:<p>The number of adults over 50 who identify as LGBT is expected to double by 2060.<p>Members of the lesbian, gay, …

LGBTQI

Cultural Competence in Healthcare

Imagine this: a sixty-year-old woman who just recently moved here from Saudi Arabia is diagnosed with breast cancer, and her medical team is made up …

A note on language

The language we use around disability is important. One of the schisms in the disability community is around identity first vs person first language, …

Queensland could allow gender-neutral birth certificates

The opposition has called it "political correctness gone mad".The post Queensland could allow gender-neutral birth certificates appeared first on …

LGBTQI

Hijras Are Welcome Among the Men at This Mosque in Delhi's Rangpuri

"Allah wants everyone to take his name. Even the birds pray to him."<p>Masjid Syed Gauhar Ali Shah Qadeem is a mosque frequented by travellers. In Delhi’s Rangpuri near India’s biggest international airport on a Friday afternoon, the mostly-tranquil white and green structure remains abuzz with the …

China's Weibo reverses ban on 'homosexual' content after outcry

Microblogging site’s move to create ‘harmonious’ environment prompted protests under the hashtag #Iamgay<p>One of China’s largest social media sites, Sina Weibo, has reversed a ban on online content “related to homosexuality” after outcry from the country’s internet users.<p>On Friday, Sina Weibo said …

Federal judge in Texas says LGBT workers are protected from employment discrimination

A federal judge in Texas has ruled that workers can't be discriminated against based on their gender identity or sexual orientation.<p>Judge Lee …

Gay couple told bar is ‘mixed sex’ only

Two gay men say they were turned away from a bar because they weren’t a “mixed sex” couple.<p>Patrick Hannon and Jake Archer were left “speechless” by …

To live openly as a woman, she had to flee. But the road ahead holds no guarantees.

<b>Mexico City (CNN) —</b> Nikolle Contreras says she is about to make her third attempt to cross into the United States -- her first since she came out as a woman. And one way or another, she says it will be her last.<p>She tried to cross the border for the first time in 2016, she said. She tried again the …

Mexico City

Does Same-Sex Marriage Spell the End of LGBT ‘Community’?

A new study of same-sex couples in Massachusetts shows ‘a widely shared belief that since gaining the right to marry there was less need to organize …

A ‘dreamer’ traveled to Mexico. Now he can’t get home to his husband.

<i>This column has been updated to include a response from the State Department.</i><p>LOS ANGELES — “Dreamer” Marco Villada Garibay left the country on the U.S. government’s promise of a possible green card. Now he’s trapped in Mexico and might never be allowed to return.<p>Villada, 34, came to the United …

Argentina's Transgender Community, Revealed in Moving Portraits - them.

When it comes to transgender rights, Argentina is a country rife with contradictions. After being subject to widespread medicalization and …

Transgender

Iran's transgender community: Legally recognised yet socially ostracised

Iran is the only Muslim country in the Persian Gulf region that gives trans citizens the right to have their gender identity recognized by the law—but violence, rejection from their families and society, and financial issues that come with being ostracised have added to the plight of transgender …

Parkland Hospital gets perfect score for LGBT health care

<i>Updated, 10:39 a.m.: To include information about why a facility's score dropped.</i><p>Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas has received a perfect score …

'We exist': Public art project gives India's transgender community a voice

Dressed in blue jeans and a red T-shirt, with her hair tied loosely at the nape of her neck, Purushi moves closer to examine the mural in front of her. Then she reaches for a paintbrush, mixes colors to get the right hue of brown and gets working on the eyelids of the transgender woman she is …

LGBTQI

Transgender issues in the Middle East

Part Two: A history of ambiguity<p>Ambiguities surrounding sex and gender have been recognised in many parts of the world over many centuries, and the …

He Managed To Escape A Brutal Crackdown Against Gay Men. Others Won't Be So Lucky.

He was one of dozens of gay men arrested, imprisoned, and beaten in the Russian republic of Chechnya. He's escaped to Canada — but he's one of very few who have managed to get to safety.<p>TORONTO — When Alihan finally made his way home, he could barely move. His badly bruised back had a rotting smell …

Bermuda becomes first jurisdiction in the world to repeal same-sex marriage

British island territory swaps marriage for domestic partnerships for LGBT couples in move criticised as attack on equal rights<p>Bermuda has become the first jurisdiction to legalise and then repeal same-sex marriage, in what critics have called an unprecedented rollback of civil rights by the …

Same-sex Marriage

Accents don’t hurt patients, attitudes do | Ranjana Srivastava

In my entire medical career, I’ve never heard of a patient who died because the doctor had an accent<p>Walking up some stairs to my office, I spot a flyer stuck in a busy thoroughfare area. By the time I absorb its contents I have to retrace my steps to take a more careful look. Then, the onslaught of …

Olivia Schenker documents sexual freedom in Cuban LGBTQ+ communities

In the last ten years, Cuba has reinvented itself as a progressive nation when it comes to LGBTQ+ rights. During the 1960s and 70s, many LGBTQ+ …

LGBTQI

Intersex babies killed at birth because ‘they’re bad omens’

'Secrecy about intersex infanticide could, however, be a stumbling block in substantive research. That, and a scarcity of resources' (Jon …

South Africa

China’s LGBT activists break away from Western agenda, bring their own experience to the world

○ A growing number of Chinese LGBT groups are making a presence on the world stage<p>○ Meanwhile, China's LGBT environment remains sensitive<p>○ Many …

LGBTQI

Transgender activist kidnapped and gang raped by at least 9 in Peshawar

The offenders also threatened the victim saying that they would kill her if she told anyone about the incident.<p>A transgender woman from Pakistan was …

I Was Tortured in Gay Conversion Therapy. And It’s Still Legal in 41 States.

In the early 2000s, when I was a middle schooler in Florida, I was subjected to a trauma that was meant to erase my existence as a newly out bisexual. My parents were Southern Baptist missionaries who believed that the dangerous and discredited practice of conversion therapy could “cure” my …

Chechnya's LGBT Muslim Refugees Struggle To Cope In Exile

Abdul Kadr's wife found out he was gay the night his relatives came to kill him.<p>She hid him inside the home in Grozny, Chechnya, where they lived with their four young children, and told him she'd stand by him.<p>"She saved my life," says Abdul Kadr, a silver-haired former businessman in his 40s.<p>Being …

Medical jargon may cloud doctor-patient communication

(Reuters Health) - When patients misunderstand commonly used medical terms, communication and decision-making may suffer, UK researchers say.<p>In a survey of London oral and maxillofacial surgery clinic patients, more than a third of participants did not know the meaning of terms like “benign” or …

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