LGBT Health

Here’s How the Affordable Care Act, Section 1557 Will Impact the LGBT Community

Here’s How the Affordable Care Act, Section 1557 Will Impact the LGBT Community Today the Department of Health and Human Services published the final regulation implementing the landmark nondiscrimination provision of the Affordable Care Act, Section 1557, which prohibits discrimination in healthcare on the basis of a number of protected classes, including sex. These regulations codify existing informal guidance from HHS interpreting this provision to include protections from discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sex stereotyping. This interpretation extends real, concrete protections to not only transgender and gender nonconforming people in federal programs, but also to many lesbian, gay and bisexual people who experience discrimination based on sex stereotyping. The regulation also equips people who have experienced discrimination with a mechanism for reporting a claim and seeking justice. This is truly transformational. HRC applauds HHS for taking this important step towards ending the devastating health disparities facing our… Read more »








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Infographic: LGBT Health, Racial Disparities, and Aging

Infographic: LGBT Health, Racial Disparities, and Aging Americans who are people of color, older adults and LGBT identified (referred to in this blog post as LGBT elders of color) often have unique needs because of the intersections of identities. LGBT elders of color are historically marginalized on multiple fronts and their needs are often under addressed in the mainstream aging field and in the popular LGBT rights movement. Spread the LGBT Love        








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