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Federal Employee Health Plans Can Now Include Transition-Related Health Care
June 13 2014 5:33 PM ET

Transgender Federal Employees Get Good News

Parker Marie Molloy

Federal Employee Health Benefits insurers will no longer be forced to exclude transition-related healthcare, but not all advocates are pleased.

STUDY: Smartphone Hookup App Users More Likely To Contract Sexually Transmitted Infections
June 12 2014 6:30 PM ET

STUDY: Smartphone Hookup App Users More Likely to Contract STIs 

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

A recent study from the Los Angeles LGBT Center finds that gay and bisexual men who use smartphone hookup apps are more like to contract certain sexually transmitted infections.

American Medical Association Calls for Updated Gender Change Requirements
June 10 2014 9:31 AM ET

AMA Eases Gender Change Requirements

Parker Marie Molloy

The American Medical Association follows in the steps of the World Health Organization, making it easier for transgender people to obtain accurate identification.