Category Archives: Health/Mental Care

Big Win for Transgender Oregonians with New Health Polic


MEDIA CONTACT: Mark Daley Director of Communications (Office) 202.639.6325 (Cell) 202.379.8318 mdaley@theTaskForce.org Jorge Amaro Media and Public Relations Director (Office) 202.639.6306 (Cell) 213.842.7564 jamaro@theTaskForce.org Big Win for Transgender Oregonians with New Health Policy WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 22, 2014 — The … Continue reading

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VA Outlines Actions to Resolve Crisis


Military.com | August 19, 2014 Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald recently outlined actions VA will take in the coming weeks and months to accelerate access to care for veterans: (1) conduct a holistic review that results in … Continue reading

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How health insurance companies still cheat customers under Obamacare


Dr. Mark Thoma, MD  | America Blog | August 20, 2014 One of the things that the Affordable Care Act (aka ACA, aka Obamacare) was meant to do was make sure that people with pre-existing medical problems could get health … Continue reading

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Psychologist Philip Pocock’s anti-gay crusade hits a legal hurdle


Noel Towell | The Age | August 14, 2014 A Canberra psychologist has lost his legal bid for the freedom to call for the criminalisation of gay sex and to legalise discrimination against gays and lesbians. Philip Pocock, sanctioned by medical authorities … Continue reading

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Oregon Removes State Medicaid’s Trans Exclusions


Parker Marie Molloy | Advocate | August 15, 2014 Low-income transgender residents of Oregon received some good news yesterday as a state review board added gender dysphoria to the list of covered conditions as part of the Oregon Health Plan (OHP), … Continue reading

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Robin Williams Was a Powerful Voice on the Issue of Addiction


May Wilkerson  |Substance.com | AlterNet | August 12, 2014 Robin Williams died this week. He was 63. His death,  reportedly a suicide by asphyxia, serves as a stark reminder of the insidiousness of addiction and mental illness. As an actor and comedian, Williams was … Continue reading

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Discredited ‘Ex-Gay’ Therapy Group, NARTH, Undergoes Major Rebranding Effort


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, August 7, 2014 Contact: Wayne Besen, Executive Director E-mail: wbesen@truthwinsout.org READ ONLINE Discredited ‘Ex-Gay’ Therapy Group, NARTH, Undergoes Major Rebranding Effort Unable to Shake Decades of Failure, NARTH Attempts Extremist Makeover CHICAGO – Truth Wins Out … Continue reading

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9 Former ‘Ex-Gay’ Leaders Denouce Conversion Therapy as ‘Ineffective and Harmful’


On Top Magazine | July 31, 2014 Nine former leaders of the ‘ex-gay’ movement on Thursday published a joint letter denouncing conversion therapy as “ineffective and harmful.” Such therapies “profess to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to change or … Continue reading

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US: Former ‘ex-gay’ activist encourages national ban on ‘conversion therapies’


Yvette Cantu Schneider has become the latest former anti-gay activist to condemn harmful gay-to-straight ‘conversion therapies’, and has encouraged a nation-wide ban “as quickly as possible”. Schneider told Jeremy Hooper of Good as You, in an interview conducted for GLAAD, … Continue reading

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Mother of Ryan White Visits Nation’s Capital, Urges Congress to Maintain Commitment to People with HIV/AIDS in the U.S.


National Policy Office – Washington, DC: 202-835-8373 Program and Administrative Office – Tampa, FL: 813-258-5929 For Immediate Release: 7.30.14 Media Contact: Carl Schmid |  cschmid@theaidsinstitute.org | 202-835-8373   Mother of Ryan White Visits Nation’s Capital, Urges Congress to Maintain Commitment to People with … Continue reading

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