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'Drag Race' Judge Michelle Visage Puts the Spotlight on Abrosexuality

'Drag Race' Judge Michelle Visage Puts the Spotlight on Abrosexuality

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 22, 2021

There's a whole spectrum of sexualities and orientations beyond "LGBTQ," and "Drag Race" judge and pop star Michelle Visage has been posting about some of them.

In a Murky Sea of Mental Health Apps, Consumers Left Adrift

In a Murky Sea of Mental Health Apps, Consumers Left Adrift

By Jenny Gold | Jun 22, 2021

Even as industry hype mounts, researchers and companies are scrambling to prove that mental health apps actually work.

US Hits Encouraging Milestones on Virus Deaths and Shots

US Hits Encouraging Milestones on Virus Deaths and Shots

By Michael Kunzelman | Jun 22, 2021

COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have dipped below 300 a day for the first time since the early days of the disaster in March 2020, while the drive to put shots in arms hit another encouraging milestone Monday: 150 million Americans fully vaccinated.

At 17, He Received a New Heart. By 23, He Began Transitioning.

At 17, He Received a New Heart. By 23, He Began Transitioning.

By Tate Gunnerson, American Heart Association News | Jun 21, 2021

For most transgender people, starting hormone therapy requires a therapist's approval. As the recipient of a new heart, Maddox Jones also needed his transplant team's OK.

What It Means When Celebrities Stay Coy About Their Vaccine Status

What It Means When Celebrities Stay Coy About Their Vaccine Status

By Eric Berger | Jun 21, 2021

The politicization of the shots, misinformation and flawed public messaging from the government have made the vaccines controversial and something some public figures are reluctant to endorse.

VA Moves to Offer Gender Confirmation Surgery to Vets

VA Moves to Offer Gender Confirmation Surgery to Vets

By Alexandra Jaffe | Jun 20, 2021

The Department of Veterans Affairs is moving to offer transgender veterans gender confirmation surgery, Secretary Denis McDonough announced at a Pride Month event in Orlando.

'Protected Them to Death': Elder-Care COVID Rules under Fire

'Protected Them to Death': Elder-Care COVID Rules under Fire

By Michael Rubinkam | Jun 19, 2021

Pandemic restrictions are falling away almost everywhere — except inside many of America's nursing homes.

It's About to Get Tougher for Transgender People in Montana to Amend Birth Certificates

It's About to Get Tougher for Transgender People in Montana to Amend Birth Certificates

By Andrea Halland | Jun 18, 2021

This spring, the Republican-led Montana Legislature passed a bill signed by Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte that once again requires a court order to change a birth certificate.

CDC: Delta Variant Expected to be Dominant in US

CDC: Delta Variant Expected to be Dominant in US

Jun 18, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Rochelle Walensky says she expects the delta variant will become the dominant coronavirus strain in the United States. The delta variant, first detected in India, has become dominant in Britain.

GOP Needs New Health Care Target: 'Obamacare' Survives Again

GOP Needs New Health Care Target: 'Obamacare' Survives Again

By Alan Fram | Jun 18, 2021

The Supreme Court's latest rejection of a Republican effort to dismantle "Obamacare" signals anew that the GOP must look beyond repealing the law if it wants to hone the nation's health care problems into a winning political issue.

Don't Miss: Mrs. Kasha Davis and the Power of Drag, Facebook Live 6/22

Don't Miss: Mrs. Kasha Davis and the Power of Drag, Facebook Live 6/22

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jun 17, 2021

Join self-proclaimed workhorse queen and celebrity housewife Mrs. Kasha Davis for an intimate conversation about the power of drag and overcoming addiction.

An LGBTQ-Friendly Fertility Clinic Rethinks the Path Parenthood, One Step at a Time

An LGBTQ-Friendly Fertility Clinic Rethinks the Path Parenthood, One Step at a Time

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jun 17, 2021

A recent study by Family Equality indicates that regardless of annual household income, 45 to 53% of LGBTQ millennials plan to become parents. But planning and actually having a baby are two different things. Enter Prelude Fertility.

Vaccine Effort Turns Into Slog as Infectious Variant Spreads

Vaccine Effort Turns Into Slog as Infectious Variant Spreads

By Michelle R. Smith | Jun 17, 2021

As cases tumble and states reopen, the potential final stage in the U.S. campaign to vanquish COVID-19 is turning into a slog, with a worrisome variant gaining a bigger foothold and lotteries and other prizes failing to persuade some Americans to get vacc

Can You Mix and Match COVID-19 Vaccines?

Can You Mix and Match COVID-19 Vaccines?

By Maria Cheng | Jun 17, 2021

"Based on the basic principles of how vaccines work, we do think that the mix-and-match regimens are going to work," says Dr. Kate O'Brien, director of the World Health Organization's vaccine unit.

Being Vaccinated Doesn't Mean You Must Go Maskless. Here's Why.

Being Vaccinated Doesn't Mean You Must Go Maskless. Here's Why.

By Bernard J. Wolfson | Jun 16, 2021

Even if you are vaccinated, though, you don't need to change your behavior one iota if doing so makes you uncomfortable.

In Mental Health Crises, a 911 Call Now Brings a Mixed Team of Helpers — And Maybe No Cops

In Mental Health Crises, a 911 Call Now Brings a Mixed Team of Helpers — And Maybe No Cops

By Katheryn Houghton | Jun 16, 2021

Nationwide, more communities are creating units in which mental health professionals are the main responders to psychiatric crises instead of cops.

NY Lifts More COVID-19 Rules as it Hits VaccinationMark

NY Lifts More COVID-19 Rules as it Hits VaccinationMark

By Marina Villeneuve | Jun 16, 2021

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that 70% of adults in New York have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, a threshold he said the state would celebrate by easing many of its remaining social distancing rules.

Doctors Warn of Burns From Asphalt as Heat Wave Hits US West

Doctors Warn of Burns From Asphalt as Heat Wave Hits US West

By Bob Christie | Jun 15, 2021

Doctors who work in Arizona and Nevada burn centers are warning of injuries from contact with super-heated roadways and other surfaces as the first extreme heat wave of the year extends across the U.S. West.

UK Approves New, Less Strict Rules Around Gay, Bi Men Donating Blood

UK Approves New, Less Strict Rules Around Gay, Bi Men Donating Blood

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 14, 2021

The U.K. has marked World Blood Donor Day (June 14) by relaxing what some have called overly strict rules around gay and bisexual men donating blood.

Judge Tosses Hospital Workers' Vaccine Requirement Challenge

Judge Tosses Hospital Workers' Vaccine Requirement Challenge

Jun 14, 2021

A federal judge threw out a lawsuit filed by employees of a Houston hospital system over its requirement that all of its staff be vaccinated against COVID-19.

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