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A researcher, advocate and journalist share a terminology primer, policy updates and ideas for coverage.
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In an era when good data about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community remains elusive, reporter Matthew Bajko unearths currently available sources.
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Before the California Healthy Youth Act went into effect last year, Fresno Unified was one of a few school districts that didn’t teach comprehensive sex education and pushback against such lessons remains.
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Social isolation and ageism are issues that many LGBT older adults encounter in retirement, as a growing body of academic papers and health research has documented.
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Officials in San Francisco and Sacramento are aiming to make answering questions about sexual orientation and gender identity routine as they begin to collect this data in multiple settings and on government forms.
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This article is the second of three looking at LGBT data collection and was written as part of a California Health Journalism Fellowship project with the University of Southern California-Annenberg Center for Health Care Journalism.
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Soon Californians will find themselves being asked to divulge their sexual orientation and gender identity to state health officials. But will people be willing to divulge such personal information?
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The realm of AIDS/HIV and its prevalence in the African-American community is not one that has gone untouched, yet the problem continues to get worse. A new CEHJF Fellow describes her upcoming reporting project.

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As the national conversation about gay teen suicide continues in the wake of Tyler Clementi’s death, it’s worth taking a moment to examine how the media covers suicide among people of any age and orientation – and how we can do better.

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