Talking about the B word? (That’s babies, by the way)

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If you’re considering which path to take to becoming a same-sex parenting dream team – this is a good place to start BY BIRMINGHAM LGBT For some couples consisting of two LBQ+ women, starting a family may be a topic that is frequently discussed. Still, deciding which route to take in order to achieve this [….]

LGBTQI and living with cancer in Sussex or East Surrey?

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Macmillan Cancer Support and Brighton Switchboard want to hear from you! The charities Macmillan Cancer Support and Switchboard have launched two surveys in an attempt to get a better understanding of the needs and experiences of LGBTQI people living with cancer in the areas of Sussex and East Surrey. Part of an ongoing programme of work [….]

Health inequalities continue to disadvantage older LGBTQI people, report finds

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“LGBT people aged 50+ have poorer self-rated health and are more likely to have other conditions that impact their wellbeing” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Older LGBTQI people continue to experience poorer health outcomes than their heterosexual and cisgender counterparts, a new report has found. The report, published today (Wednesday 8 May 2019) by the International Longevity [….]

This Lesbian Day Of Visibility – it’s time to talk about sex

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“For our communities, sexual health is often a difficult or invisible discussion with health professionals” BY CLAUDIA CARVELL. IMAGE THE GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION Today marks Lesbian Day of Visibility, and this year it could not be more crucial. The needs of lesbian, bi and queer women are often marginalised in conversations around LGBT sexual health [….]

Trans and non-binary inclusive sexual health clinic opens in London

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Clinic offers a safe space to receive sexual health services, advice, and support BY LUCY KNIGHT. IMAGE THE GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION A trans-inclusive sexual health clinic will open at the end of the month in King’s College Hospital, south London offering sexual health services, advice and support. The Camberwell clinic is the second service to [….]

Opening up hospice care

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CEO of Martlets Hospice Imelda Glackin on how we can create LGBTQI-friendly palliative care BY IMELDA GLACKIN Martlets Hospice is a hospice in the heart of Brighton and Hove on the south coast of England. When it comes to embracing and celebrating the LGBTQI community, our city is perhaps the most flamboyantly open in the [….]

Focus on lez/bi mental health this National LBT Women’s Health Week

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LGBT charity London Friend launches new services in bid to improve mental health and wellbeing of LBT women BY KATE MARTIN Look at any research on mental health in our LGBT communities and it will tell you the same – we experience much higher rates of depression, anxiety, stress and other common mental health issues [….]