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African American lesbian or bisexual women and health care

More than one-third of the sample (African-American lesbian or bisexual women) reported a negative health care experience in the past 5-years. One fourth of those reporting a negative experience attributed it to discrimination including race/ethnicity (70.4%), gender (58.2%), and sexual orientation (46.2%). (The categories were not mutually exclusive). Reduction in health care utilization (i.e., didn’t see a doctor next time when they were ill) following the negative experience was common (34%).

Predictors and Consequences of Negative Patient-Provider Interactions Among a Sample of African American Sexual Minority Women, Chien-Ching Li @ LGBT Health

Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy Girlfriends

In a hashtag chat with DC Comics, writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner confirmed that Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy are totally a thing.

Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy Confirmed As Girlfriends “Without the Jealousy of Monogamy”, Jessica Lachenal @ The Mary Sue

Suicide Risk among trans teens is preventable

Bauer’s team looked at 13 modifiable factors in the lives of trans people. They found that strong parental support for expressed gender “corresponds to a potential prevention of 170 trans persons per 1000” from seriously considering suicide, and those who reported experiencing lower levels of transphobia were 66 per cent less likely to have seriously considered suicide in the past year.

Suicide risk for trans people can be reduced, new study shows, Julian Uzielli @ The Globe and Mail

Health risks for bisexual men

Psychosocial vulnerability and HIV-related sexual risk among men who have sex with men and women in the United States, Dyer, et. al @ Archives of Sexual Behavior (Pubmed)

The Notorious RGB

“Gay people stood up and said, ‘This is who I am,’” Ginsburg said, and Americans saw that the person was a neighbor, a child’s best friend or maybe even their own children. They were “people we know and love and respect.”

As she was speaking, the gay pride parade was rolling through downtown just a few blocks away, and the Capital Hilton, where the ACS was meeting, was flying a rainbow flag just below Old Glory.

“The court is not a popularity contest, and it should never be influenced by today’s headlines,” Ginsburg said. But she added that it “inevitably it will be affected by the climate of the era.

Looking for clues to Supreme Court’s final rulings in Ginsburg’s good mood, Robert Barnes @ The Washington Post