LGBT Wellness Roundup: March 7, 2014

Your Weekly LGBT Wellness Roundup

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with bloggers Liz Margolies and Scout, brings you a round up of some of the biggest LGBT wellness stories from the past seven days. For more LGBT Wellness, visit our page dedicated to the topic here.

Obama enlists LGBT YouTube celebrities for final health care enrollment push
With only weeks left to get the many underinsured LGBT people to sign up, the White House appealed to several high profile LGBT YouTube personalities to get the word out. Word is Tyler Oakley & Drunk Kitchen’s Hannah Hart have already signed up for insurance. See Tyler talk about the meeting above and Hannah talk enrollment here. Also see this handy breakdown of how Obama’s proposed budget can help LGBT health.
New HIV breakthrough
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National Institutes of Health announced scientists may have discovered a way to treat HIV by genetically modifying cells.
Rise in LGBT violence worldwide
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While Uganda’s anti-gay law created many waves last week and Lebanon’s courts ruled being gay is not a crime the U.S. State Department gave us the global health perspective in their annual report, unfortunately highlighting the trend in rising LGBT violence worldwide.
New Research on LGBT Youth Health
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Researchers report that ⅓ of sexual minority youth engage in hazardous weight control behaviors as a result of body dissatisfaction. Luckily other researchers report an online queer sex education intervention helped boost self-acceptance.
“Adding Silver to the Rainbow”
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Howard Brown Health Center released a new LGBT elder cultural competency training program this week. Complementing that, articles were also published on several other health issues, including: a blueprint for action on addressing elder needs, an exploration of transgender aging issues, and an analysis of needs of LGBT seniors of color.
It’s Bisexual & LGBT Health Awareness Month
Courtesy of BRC
The Bisexual Resource Center is declaring March Bisexual Health Awareness Month, follow @BRC_Central for a great monthlong discussion on the topic. Not to be outdone the New York State Assembly declared March LGBT Health Month, see the Empire State Pride Agenda’s campaign here.

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