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LGBT Wellness Roundup: Feb. 10


Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with blogger Scout, LGBT HealthLink and researcher Michael G. Bare, 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.

E-Cigs More Socially Contagious For Us
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A new study found LGB individuals were two times more likely to share e-cigarette information than their straight peers, despite having similar exposure to e-cigarette advertisements. The authors also found that LGB individuals also used e-cigarettes more often than the general population. Knowledge can be a very dangerous thing.
Cancer Is Bad For Queer Guys' Mental Health
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New research found that gay, bisexual and transgender men had more psychological distress after surviving cancer than their straight, male peers. Lesbian, bisexual and transgender women, however, fared the same as straight women.
Healthcare Open Enrollment Ends On Feb. 15!
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There is only one week left for healthcare open enrollment! Go to www.Out2Enroll.com to find your best option! Enrollment closes on Feb. 15.
Study: Transgender Children Are Not Confused
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A new study found that transgender children identify just as strongly with their gender as non-transgender children do. The findings show that transgender kids are not confused and not seeking attention, as some people claim. In a statement the study authors said “…this paper should serve as further evidence that transgender children do indeed exist and that this identity is a deeply held one.”
White House Releases LGBT Supportive Budget
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The White House just released the most LGBT-supportive budget proposal ever. The proposal included plans for better healthcare access, hate crime prevention, benefits for same-sex couples, eliminating health disparities, civil rights enforcement, LGBT worker protection and more! It may still need congressional approval, but we’re on board. Read a breakdown of the proposal here.

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