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New Obamacare Regulations Protect Transgender People From Discrimination In Health Care

In a major push for transgender rights, the Obama administration on Thursday announced that it will extend the current healthcare nondiscrimination law to transgender individuals and require health insurers and medical providers to treat all patients equally, regardless of sex or gender identity. Under a proposed regulation issued by the Department of Health and Human Services, … Continue reading

New Research Highlights Health Disparities Facing LGBTQI Community

Hoping to shed light on an understudied population, researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center have conducted a first-of-its-kind study exploring health disparities among the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, queer/questioning and intersex (LGBTQI) community. The researchers found that the LGBTQI population faces many health disparities due to reduced access to health care and health insurance, coupled with … Continue reading

STUDY: LGBT Kids Who Come Out In High School Have Better Long-Term Health Outcomes

A new study finds that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender kids who come out during high school suffer lower rates of depression and anxiety and higher rates of self-esteem, long-term, than those who hide their identity from their peers — even if they’re bullied as a result of coming out. The study, published in the current … Continue reading

‘They Aren’t Confused’: Landmark Study Shows Transgender Children Have Consistent, ‘Deeply-Held’ Gender Identity

Transgender children as young as 5 years-old demonstrate consistent gender identity across a variety of implicit gender-association measures, according to a landmark study to be published in the journal Psychological Science. The study found that the responses of children who identify as transgender are indistinguishable from those of children who do not identify as trans, … Continue reading

Breakthrough: Scientists Identify Brain Networks Underlying Gender Identity

In a potentially groundbreaking discovery, researchers have identified the brain network underlying the very personal gender identity of every human being, providing one of the strongest biological explanations for transgender identification to date.  Gender identity — our sense of belonging to the male or female gender — is an inherent component of the human identity … Continue reading

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