Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with blogger Scout, LGBT HealthLink and researcher Susana Fajardo, brings you a round up of some of the biggest LGBT wellness stories from the past seven days. For more LGBT Wellness visit our page dedicated to the topic here.
Abnormal Eating Differs by Sexual Orientation
A new study of disordered eating, or abnormal eating habits, among teens found that bi and gay boys had higher rates of disordered eating than straight boys. Straight and lesbian girls had about the same rates. Interestingly: questioning and bi teens had the highest rates of all.
Does Your Neighborhood Affect HIV Testing?
A recent study found that for young gay and bi men living in a disadvantaged neighborhood, living near to an AIDS service organization and being accepted by the community all increased the likelihood of getting an HIV test. Now, if only your neighborhood didn’t matter…
HHS Says No Anti-Trans Discrimination
If you hadn’t heard, this week the Department of Health and Human Services made a new rule clarifying rights and protections for transgender people under the Affordable Care Act. Shout out to The Advocate for giving a good overview of what went down.
Older Gay, Bi Men Less Good at HIV Disclosure, Using Condoms
A new study found that older gay and bi men were less likely to disclose being HIV-positive and weren’t as skilled at negotiating safe sex as younger gay and bi men. This is really one time where we hope old dogs can learn new tricks.
More Reasons to Love California
Great news: the California Assembly passed a bill allowing foster children to be placed in homes matching their gender identity and a second bill forbidding state agencies from working with companies that have discriminatory transgender health care policies. These bills just need amendments before moving to the Governor’s desk. Fingers crossed!
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