Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with blogger Scout, LGBT HealthLink and researcher Susana Fajardo, 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.
PrEP Effective For Transgender Women
PrEP is effective at preventing HIV in transgender women, a groundbreaking new study found. Researchers also found that barriers prevented trans women from getting PrEP consistently. More research needs to be done but these results look very good for the future.
Gay Acres: How Rural Living Affects Our Health
Where you live impacts your health, a new study found. Researchers learned that rural LGBT people had worse health than urban LGBT people on everything from smoking and obesity to mental health and HIV. Just as one example, a whopping 49% of rural bisexual men smoke.
Homeless LGBT Teens Get Housing in Baton Rouge
Homeless LGBT teens in Baton Rouge will be getting LGBT-friendly housing thanks to Youth Oasis, an emergency shelter. Twenty to 40 percent of homeless teens are LGBT so this will fill a big gap for Baton Rouge. Youth Oasis: keep up the good work.
Bisexuals Overrepresented Among Drug Users
Bisexuals may be overrepresented among injection drug users, a new study found. Less than 10 percent of the US is bisexual but 14 percent of drug users reported bisexual behavior in the study. Considering the discrimination bisexuals face, this is not wholly surprising.
Condoms are A-Okay
Guys are okay with condoms in porn films, a new study found. When asked about seeing condoms in porn most men said they were supportive. Gay men were more supportive of condoms than straight men. As they say in showbiz, that’s a wrap!
How to vote
Vote-by-mail ballot request deadline: Varies by state
For the Nov 3 election: States are making it easier for citizens to vote absentee by mail this year due to the coronavirus. Each state has its own rules for mail-in absentee voting. Visit your state election office website to find out if you can vote by mail.Get more information
In-person early voting dates: Varies by state
Sometimes circumstances make it hard or impossible for you to vote on Election Day. But your state may let you vote during a designated early voting period. You don't need an excuse to vote early. Visit your state election office website to find out whether they offer early voting.My Election Office
General Election: Nov 3, 2020
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