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1 in 6 Generation Z Adults Identify as Something Other Than Heterosexual – CBS News
LGBTQ identification in the U.S. has increased over time, according to a new Gallup poll. One in six adults in Generation Z (those born between 1997 - 2002) identify as something other than heterosexual.

Nonwhite LGBTQs Twice as Likely to Test Covid-Positive than Straight Whites: Study – NBC News
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people of color are significantly more likely to experience the adverse health and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic than white non-LGBTQ people.

Group of Senate Democrats Call on Biden to Create Office of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Wellbeing – CNN
Seven Senate Democrats are asking President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to create a White House office devoted to reproductive health and addressing the issue across the administration.

U.S. Could Prevent 19 Million Unsafe Abortions Abroad If Helms Amendment Is Repealed – HuffPost
The Guttmacher Institute analyzed the impact of rescinding the Helms amendment, which bars U.S. foreign aid from being used to pay for abortions abroad.

Disability and Dating: ‘I Didn’t Know What Bisexual Was’ – BBC
LGBT people with learning disabilities have often faced barriers when it comes to their sexual identity—but some are now using their negative experiences to bring about change.

How to Talk to Kids About Sex: An Age-by-Age Guide to Sex Education for Parents – INSIDER
Talking about sex with your kids may feel overwhelming, but it’s important to keep an open line of communication at an early age. Here are guidelines for how to talk to kids about sex at every age.

How to Master the Art of Sexting, According to Experts – InStyle
Whether you’re just starting to share your fantasies virtually or are experienced at letting your iMessage freak flag fly, here’s your ultimate guide.

Understanding the First Signs of HIV and Why Getting Tested Regularly Is Important – INSIDER
With advances in treatment and medicine, people with HIV can live long, healthy lives without transmitting the disease to others. But to ensure early detection, regular testing and knowing the first signs of HIV is key.

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