Cancer Screening for LGBT Community

Cancer Screening for LGBT Community

Health
LGBT CANCER NETWORK NOW DIRECTS PATIENTS TO 400 SCREENING FACILITIES IN MOST STATES; NEW TRANSGENDER-FRIENDLY DESIGNATION NEW YORK, NY – April 23, 2012 - The National LGBT Cancer Network, the first program in the country to address the needs of all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people with cancer and those at risk, is pleased to announce that it has further expanded its officially approved directory of LGBT-friendly cancer screening facilities to cover 330 additional facilities.  A previous New York State grant had limited the Center to the five boroughs of NYC, but the directory was first expanded to thirteen additional states and the District of Columbia in November 2011.  The expansion was made possible by a generous grant from The Palette Fund; thanks to their generosity, the directory…
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What to Look For When Seeking LGBT-Friendly Addiction Treatment

What to Look For When Seeking LGBT-Friendly Addiction Treatment

Advice, Health
My name is Angie Weber and I'm on a bit of a personal crusade here... So I'm a recovering meth addict, and a member of the LGBT community. I feel this substance abuse "shadow" within the LGBT lifestyle needs FAR more attention than it gets. Would you be willing to share this guide I helped write: "What to Look For When Seeking LGBT-Friendly Addiction Treatment" with the visitors to your site? A bit more about me: My name is Angela Weber and I was functionally addicted to meth for six years while in college and grad school. As a member of the LGBT community, I found it difficult to choose a gay friendly drug and alcohol abuse treatment. I am recovering now and found work as an intern with Recovery…
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Light in the Grove

Light in the Grove

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  18th Annual World AIDS Day Observance Light in the Grove On the eve of World AIDS Day, more than 500 supporters of the Grove gathered for the “Light in the Grove” event, a special evening of remembrance, renewal and commitment for loved ones lost to AIDS. Much of the Grove’s 7.5 acres were illuminated to honor both the sense of loss and celebrate the spirit of light and life. Guests experienced a candlelight reflection at the Circle of Friends and the Grove was dramatically illuminated with an evocative candle installation among the inscribed boulders and with light sculptures.  Live entertainment included a classical cello accompaniment by Dan Reiter from the Oakland Symphony, classical harp selections by Natalie Cox and moving contemporary dance pieces by Copious Dance Theater amid the…
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Making AIDS History

Making AIDS History

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For 30 years we have struggled with the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and millions of men, women and children have put their heart and souls into the fight against AIDS with hope to one day find a cure. The leading cure-focused organization, amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, has accelerated advanced research over the last 25 years by bringing researchers together to collaboratively move the needle forward.  Five years ago a cure was thought unrealistic, a fantasy, but now amfAR has allowed us to see a light at the end of the tunnel. www.makingaidshistory.org To mark the milestone of 25 years of research that has saved lives and opened the door not only to preventive measures, but to the ultimate cure as well, amfAR is launching a new website and Public Service Announcement…
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Growth Brings Postive Change

Growth Brings Postive Change

Health
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption] Gay and Lesbian Relationship Counseling I am James Brace, a professional, licensed psychotherapist working in both Harlem and 28th street Manhattan. my Website is www.jamesbrace.com. I belong to ALGAP which is a therapeutic community of therapists working with the LGTBQI population and OP which I am sure you know is Out Professionals. The other businesses I can refer to this directory are mostly therapeutically related such as: CORE Energetics and Exceptional Marriage which is couples therapy with couples psychotherapists (www.exceptionalmarriage.com). EM is holding an open house for the GLTB community on May 21st and 22nd. Something I think this community needs. I would love to be able to get the news out in order to provide these services for our community. I think…
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Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists and Therapists

Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists and Therapists

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GB Life Coaching UK & Europe is based in London and operates with both private clients and Corporate clients.  I have more than 15 years experience as a Psychotherapist and Coach.  I am co-author of a book published last year called “101  Coaching Strategies and Techniques”. It is available on Amazon. I do as well training on Soft SKills and facilitation.  I work for international organisations. The Rainbow Couch The Rainbow Couch is Ronete Cohen's online psychologist's practice. It offers affirmative LGBT psychotherapy for a wide range of problems via Skype (with or without webcam). Whether you're in or out of the closet, it will help you find the right choices for you and won't reduce you to a stereotype based on your culture, gender or sexuality.   Gay and…
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What the Different Types of Mental Health Practitioners Mean for You

Health
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption] There are a lot of details to bear in mind when selecting a mental health professional. That having been said, most of us usually don't think clearly while we're suffering from a good deal of emotional discomfort, making it difficult to know what things to ask a prospective therapist. LGBT Healthcare and Resources Although the most crucial determinant of helpful therapy is your rapport with your therapist, a counselor's training and education can make a difference. Confirming a Psychotherapist's Qualifications Psychotherapists' educational certifications vary greatly and the licenses, education, and training a therapist has acquired can be an essential factor when selecting a mental health professional. The following are a number of the more common varieties of mental health providers and what their…
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Lyon-Martin Health Services Announces Plan to Close Clinic

Lyon-Martin Health Services Announces Plan to Close Clinic

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Lyon-Martin Health Services Announces Plan to Close Clinic SAN FRANCISCO- January 25th, 2011- After over 30 years of providing compassionate, respectful health care to women and transgender people, Lyon-Martin Health Services will be closing its doors. The Lyon-Martin Board of Directors announced today that it has become financially impossible to continue operating, and has made the difficult decision to initiate a plan to transfer patient care and close the clinic.  “This is truly a sad day for San Francisco. We are losing an independent community clinic that made comprehensive health services available to many people that may otherwise have nowhere else to turn,” said Lyon-Martin’s Board President, Lauren Winter. In recent months, Lyon-Martin made painful and drastic cuts in its staffing and budget in order to keep the clinic operating.…
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97-Pound Weakling

97-Pound Weakling

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Image by Franco Folini via Flickr The 97-Pound Weakling When we consider the icons of American maleness – several images come to mind: the cowboy, the soldier and the sports hero.  Clearly, when considering body image – the athlete represents the definition of the ultimate male specimen. Our current muscular ideal harkens back to a 1928 advertisement found in the back of pulp fiction publications: primarily comic books and those that featured “true crime” stories.   The “97-pound weakling” advertisement that was made infamous by Charles Atlas was built around a phrase he coined that became an enduring metaphor for puniness and humiliation.  The ad itself promised a better physique in just 7 days. The premise was supposedly based on an encounter that Mr. Atlas himself had experienced while he was…
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Lesbian Health Needs You!

Lesbian Health Needs You!

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The Lesbian Health & Research Center at UCSF has accomplished some extraordinary goals this year to advance the health of our community: Hosted a symposium and book party to celebrate the publication of the first textbook for clinicians (and patients!) on Lesbian Health:  Lesbian Health 101:  A Clinician’s Guide, edited by LHRC Founding Directors Suzanne L. Dibble, RN, DNSc and Patricia A. Robertson, MD and published by the UCSF Nursing Press:  http://nurseweb.ucsf.edu/public/npress/ord-lh.html Enhanced the only web-based portal for expert, confidential LBT health care advice, entitled  “Ask Us”, which is available on our new website: www.lesbianhealth.org Co-founded and now serving on the Steering Committee for the California LGBT Health & Human Services Network, comprised of more than 45 community and academic organizations Continued as a core leader developing a national LGBT Health…
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