Monthly Archives: November 2016

Trump and LGBTQ Asylum

Trump and LGBT Asylum

Thousands of LGBTQ individuals come to the United States every year seeking political asylum. They come from countries where they face violence and persecution because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. How will Donald Trump as President impact LGBT asylum seekers?  Maria Blacque-Belair From RIF (Refugee and Immigrant Fund) consulted with some immigration attorneys and here are some initial […]

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Is Smoking the Greatest Threat to People Living with HIV?

Tobacco kills more HIV-positive D.C. residents than AIDS

Smoking is killing our community. Every year, tobacco-related diseases take more than 30,000 LGBT lives. In Washington, D.C., smoking is responsible for approximately 800 deaths every year, with a disproportionate number of those deaths coming from the LGBT community. Nearly 25 percent of LGBT adults in the United States smoke, compared to only about 17 percent of straight adults. Among […]

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10 Key LGBTQ Health Advocacy Issues

LGBTQ Health Advocacy Issues

The National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund and the National Coalition for LGBT Health have published a new guide on health issues important to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people. Released in advance of the 2016 presidential election, the “10 Key LGBTQ Health Advocacy Priorities Guide” is intended to educate voters on LGBTQ health priorities the two organizations […]

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Intersex Information and Resources


“Intersex” is a general term used for a variety of conditions in which a person is born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn’t seem to fit the typical definitions of female or male. Intersex Resources Intersex Resource Facebook Page: Intersex Resource Intersex Discuss Twitter Page: Intersex Awareness Day:        

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Hired and Transgender

Hired and Transgender: Self-Testing for Hiring Bias against Transgender Applicants

The District of Columbia Office of Human Rights has released a new resource for employers entitled Hired and Transgender: Self-Testing for Hiring Bias against Transgender Applicants.  The report is is a part of ongoing work in the District of Columbia to reduce employment discrimination against transgender and gender non-conforming job applicants. It provides step-by-step instructions for employers, human resources professionals, and […]

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Asexual Information & Resources

Asexual Resource

An asexual person is someone who experiences either no desire to have sex or in some cases a very low interest in sex. Although some researchers might disagree, most people who identify as asexual (or Ace for short) believe asexuality is a sexual orientation like being gay or straight.  Some asexual individuals experience romantic attraction (A-romantic).  Asexuality exists on a […]

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