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Category Archives: Health and Safety

Speaking from the Silence

Day of Silence 2016

Today is the Day of Silence, when many students from middle school to college choose not to speak, in order to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBTQ bullying and harassment. Let’s take a moment to honor those who are taking a stand today—and on so many other days as well.

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Participate in the Lesbians and Breast Cancer Study

Lesbian Breast Cancer Study

Identify as a member of the lesbian community? Help contribute to a better understanding of lesbian health by participating in an anonymous study about lesbians and breast cancer, whether you are a survivor or have no history of the disease.

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Child Health Outcomes the Same with Two Moms or Mom and Dad: New Study


A new study on the health of children with two moms is the first to use a nationally representative survey to compare only children whose parents have been in a continuous relationship. It concludes they’re doing just fine, thank you.

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Stories of Those Who Lost Parents to AIDS

AIDS Ribbon

Hillary Clinton erred last week about the history of HIV/AIDS. She quickly acknowledged her mistake—but I thought this was a good time to remind readers of a great site telling the stories of parents lost to AIDS.

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CDC Report on Women and Alcohol: Patronizing and Erasing of Queer Women


The CDC’s recent warning about the risks of alcohol for women is not only condescending, but also erases women in same-sex relationships and transgender women.

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