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'I Don't Want to Talk to the Gay One': LGBTQ Teachers Say They Are Fighting Erasure in Their Own Classrooms - CNN
Over 220 bills were introduced in 2023 related to gender identity and sexuality in schools. At the same time, LGBTQ teachers are facing discrimination from some parents and students.  

Gonorrhea Alert!: Eye-Catching Billboard Warns of Drug-Resistant STD Strain - NBC
AIDS Healthcare Foundation releases an eye-catching billboard as part of a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of a new strain of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea that was detected in the U.S. earlier this year. 

'Genocidal': Transgender People Begin to Flee States With Anti-LGBTQ Laws - ABC News 
Across the country, families are packing up out of their home states that have implemented anti-LGBTQ legislation to move to a place with greater protections for the community.  

All OB-GYNs Need Abortion Care Training. New Bill Aims to Help Them Get It - NPR
A proposed Reproductive Health Care Training Act seeks to establish a $25 million-dollar annual grant program for the next five years to fund medical students who leave their states to learn about abortion care, and the programs that train them. 

Confronting Aging: How LGBTQ+ Seniors Can Tackle Their Special Caregiving Challenges - CNBC
Older adults in the LGBTQ+ community are twice as likely to be single and four times less likely to have children as their non-LGBTQ+ peers, making it especially important to have an early aging plan.   

What Is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and It's Connection to Sexual Health? - Giddy
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a genetic condition that can include chronic pain, fragile skin and joint hypermobility. It can make day-to-day tasks and activities more complicated - especially sex.  

How These Queer Spaces Are Creating Safe Havens for LGBTQ Communities- USA Today   
At a time when anti-LGBTQ legislation has reached a tipping point, queer communities are searching for spaces to feel a connection, including some spaces that have historically denounced queer people. 

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