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Network for LGBT Health Equity

Federal officials "shocked" at transgender violence and discrimination in Puerto Rico

A leader and longtime activist of the Transexuales y Transgéneros en Marcha (TTM) recently met with a dozen or more officials within the Dept of Health and Human Services, as well as the Dept of Justice, to bring attention to the violence and discrimination the community is experiencing in Puerto Rico.

A letter to the community: The lesbian cancer epidemic

Dr. Scout and his partner Liz Margolies have had too many lesbian friends and relatives die of cancer lately, and despite their own hard work, there are still too many inequities and a total lack of inclusion of the LGBT community in cancer research and support programs. With two commentaries that will touch you and possibly change you, they identify ways we can all help and present a list of demands for what they hope will be the first healthcare conference focusing on cancer in the LGBT community.