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Celebrity Deaths Force Media to Examine Suicide Reporting

Celebrity Deaths Force Media to Examine Suicide Reporting

By David Bauder | Jun 14
The deaths of designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain have caused media organizations to look at how they cover suicide and whether more could be done to prevent copycat killings, without neglecting the duty to report news.

Group Fights Bill to Declare Gay Conversion Therapy a Fraud

Group Fights Bill to Declare Gay Conversion Therapy a Fraud

By Sophia Bollag | Jun 13
An effort to call gay conversion therapy a fraudulent business practice gained ground in the California state Senate on Tuesday, despite opposition from hundreds who rallied to fight the proposal on religious grounds.

Why Now? The Mental Health Crisis Among Gay Men

Why Now? The Mental Health Crisis Among Gay Men

By Jill Gleeson | Jun 13
The country is in crisis and studies show that gay men are even more susceptible to depression and mental health issues.

Must Watch: Screen the Blood, Not the Sexuality

Must Watch: Screen the Blood, Not the Sexuality

Jun 12
To raise awareness about the unjustified blanket restrictions on gay and bisexual men donating blood, the Peter Tatchell Foundation has launched a campaign with the message "Screen the blood, not the sexuality."

Celebrity Suicides Highlight Troubling Midlife Trend

Celebrity Suicides Highlight Troubling Midlife Trend

By Lindsey Tanner | Jun 11
The deaths of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade highlight a troubling trend -- rising suicides among middle-aged Americans.

AHF Rolls Out Lifesaver Bus at LA Pride and Beyond

AHF Rolls Out Lifesaver Bus at LA Pride and Beyond

Jun 11
This year the AIDS Healthcare Foundation is hailing condoms as a "Lifesaver" in the Pride artwork for messaging, placards, posters and buses -- all the more timely given the unfortunate explosion of STD rates in California and nationwide.

'Dancing Doctor' Accused of Malpractice

'Dancing Doctor' Accused of Malpractice

Jun 9
Authorities have suspended the license of a doctor in suburban Atlanta who posted videos of herself dancing with a scalpel over anesthetized patients during plastic surgery operations.

Justice Dept. Takes Aim at Heart of Health Law

Justice Dept. Takes Aim at Heart of Health Law

By Mark Sherman | Jun 8
The Trump administration said in a court filing late Thursday that it will no longer defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act.

Sobering Report Teases Out Factors Leading to Suicides

Sobering Report Teases Out Factors Leading to Suicides

By Carla K. Johnson | Jun 8
Suicide rates inched up in nearly every U.S. state from 1999 through 2016, according to a new government report released Thursday.

Iowa Judge Rules Transgender Women Deserve Surgery Coverage

Iowa Judge Rules Transgender Women Deserve Surgery Coverage

By David Pitt | Jun 8
Iowa cannot deny two transgender women Medicaid coverage for sex reassignment surgery, a state court judge ruled Thursday, declaring a policy denying their care violates the Iowa Constitution and its civil rights law.

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