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Meeting on HIV Funding Cuts Scheduled

HEALTH | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Tuesday Apr 22, 2014
An estimated $2.7 million in federal budget cuts for HIV care and prevention services in San Francisco in the coming fiscal year will be discussed at a Board of Supervisors committee hearing May 7.

Paint the town red for their 25th anniversary gala

Boston Celebrates 25 Years Preventing LGBT Partner Abuse

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 22
On April 24, 2014 The Network/La Red will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a rockin’ gala fundraiser at The Center for the Arts at the Armory, Somerville, MA.

Moska drink

Australia Bans Energy Drink that Causes Erections

HEALTH | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 18
Australian health officials banned an energy drink, which calls itself "natural," after it was discovered that it contains a prescription drug used for erectile dysfunction at levels above the recommended dosage.

Get tested and take a selfie in Hartford!

"HIV Equal" Hosts Testing Event at Hartford G&L Health Collective

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 18
On Saturday, April 19 from noon to 5 p.m., the World Health Clinicians’ Anti-Stigma and HIV Testing Initiative "HIV Equal" will host a day-long testing event and photo shoot in the Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective.

Leslie Henstock and Julia Burrows

Broadway Battles Bullying in Support of Michael Morones

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 17
On April 14, New York City’s stage performers came together at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts to donate their time and talent to Broadway Battles Bullying, a one-night only benefit concert for the new Michael Morones Foundation.

Screen Time Cuts into Sleep Time for Babies

HEALTH | Apr 17
Daily health headlines: New research on young children’s media habits, the risks of gaining too much or too little weight during pregnancy, and more top stories.

Medical Director Robert Bolan

LA Faces Deadly Meningitis Spike Among MSM

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 16
If you’re an MSM living in Los Angeles or surrounding areas, you may want to get vaccinated for meningitis -- especially if you are living with HIV.

SAGE volunteer Charles Cole

Isolation Hampers Well-Being of Gay Seniors

HEALTH | By Matthew S. Bajko | Apr 13
Various research studies have found that LGBT seniors are vulnerable to being socially isolated, which can hamper their well-being and elevate their risk for depression, anxiety and other maladies.

Center for Arizona Policy, an anti-abortion group

Court Extends Stay on New Arizona Abortion Rules

HEALTH | By Astrid Galvan and Bob Christie | Apr 11
A federal appeals court panel issued an injunction blocking new Arizona abortion restrictions that are considered the most stringent in the nation, saying women likely would suffer irreparable harm if they’re allowed to take effect.

Yuanyuan Zhang, M.D., Ph.D, assistant professor at the Institute, demonstrates the process to engineer a vaginal organ in a laboratory

Lab-Made Nostrils and Vaginas Working Well

HEALTH | By Malcom Ritter and Maria Cheng | Apr 11
Two new studies describe the latest achievements in growing body parts in a lab and transplanting them into people, this time with nostrils and vaginas.

Today is GLSEN’s Day of Silence

LGBT Youth and Allies Participate in GLSEN Day of Silence

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 11
GLSEN helps keeps kids safe with the 19th Annual Day of Silence, an event that raises awareness against the impact of bullying on LGBT youth.