• Blog post: Buckle up.

    Mar 08, 2010 / Posted by Allegra2 comments

    Buckle up.

    Automobile accidents are the leading cause of death in people under the age of 29. Automobile-related deaths are preventable with smart driving behavior and seatbelts---so no matter who you are, LGBT or otherwise, don’t drive away until everyone in the car is buckled up!

    Visit the National Highway Traffic ...

  • Blog post: Keep your vaccinations current.

    Mar 07, 2010 / Posted by Allegra0 comments

    Keep your vaccinations current.

    Vaccinations are an important preventive health measure. Talk to your healthcare provider about what vaccinations are best for you. If you are a gay/bisexual man, you are at increased risk for Hepatitis A; and all sexually active people are at risk for Hepatitis B. Specifically talk to your healthcare ...

  • Blog post: Support LGBT teens.

    Mar 06, 2010 / Posted by Allegra7 comments

    Support LGBT teens.

    LGBT youth face great challenges. They are at greater risk for academic failure because schools are often unsafe. Lack of support often leads to feelings of isolation and depression; and LGBT youth are up to four times more likely to attempt suicide. Offer support to local organizations that provide services ...

  • Blog post: Know your health insurance options

    Mar 05, 2010 / Posted by Allegra0 comments

    Know your health insurance options

    Studies show 1 in 4 gay and lesbian adults have no health insurance (twice the rate of heterosexuals). Lack of health insurance is a serious concern. Learn about the kinds of insurance that might be available to you and those you love---and support and advocate for health coverage that includes ...

  • Blog post: Commit to quit smoking.

    Mar 04, 2010 / Posted by Allegra3 comments

    Commit to quit smoking.

    Studies show that LGBT people are 40-70% more likely to smoke than non-LGBT people, which is one of the highest smoking rates---even compared to other disproportionately affected communities. LGBT-specific cessation groups are increasingly available – find a group in your community to help you quit, or encourage and support loved ones ...

  • Blog post: Day of "Truth;" Exodus International Counters GLSENs Day of Silence Campaign

    Mar 03, 2010 / Posted by Allegra0 comments

    Day of "Truth;" Exodus International Counters GLSENs Day of Silence Campaign

    On autostraddle: GLSEN’s Day of Silence is only six weeks away, but Exodus International knows that it’s never too soon to teach kids that it's not okay to be gay!

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  • Blog post: Care for LGBT Seniors

    Mar 03, 2010 / Posted by Allegra0 comments

    Care for LGBT Seniors

    LGBT people come in all ages…and our community’s seniors are an important part of who we are, but services for them are often lacking. Find a group for LGBT seniors in your area or a program that serves them and donate your time, money and/or support.

    Rainbow ...

  • Blog post: Consider taking vitamins & minerals.

    Mar 02, 2010 / Posted by Allegra0 comments

    Consider taking vitamins & minerals.

    Vitamins & minerals can impact many health issues. Pregnant women especially should take folic acid and iron as an important part of prenatal. Many lesbian & bisexual women today are deciding to become pregnant and start families. If you are one of them, consider this tip for your health and the health ...

  • Blog post: International Women of Color Day

    Mar 01, 2010 / Posted by Allegra1 comment

    International Women of Color Day

    Today is International Women of Color Day! And because it's also the first day of LGBT Health Month in Rochester, NY AND the first day of Women's History Month, I wanted to take this opportunity to show some extra special love to women of African, Alaskan Native, American ...

  • Blog post: Poll of the Week: Are you HEALTHY? (& how?)

    Mar 01, 2010 / Posted by Erik2 comments

    Poll of the Week:  Are you HEALTHY? (& how?)

    HAPPY LGBT HEALTH MONTH!!

    Here in Rochester, and throughout New York State, we're celebrating the month of March as "NY LGBT Health Month." In the spirit of this celebration of queer people's health & wellness, we wanted to create a pretty basic month-long poll question:  DO YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF ...