Banning All Gay Men from Donating Blood Is Unscientific and Wrong

Gay men are banned from blood and bone marrow donations in the United States and Canada.  Aside from inequity, this impacts directly on the survival of cancer patients seeking bone marrow or blood donations from matching gay relatives.  It is time to change the policy for all men who have sex with men. From an […]

People with AIDS more likely to develop cancers

As people live longer with the virus, they are becoming far more likely than the rest of the population to develop cancers that were not previously associated with AIDS, research has found. “We’re seeing high rates of head and neck cancer, lung cancer, kidney cancer, liver cancer and anal cancer,” said John F. Deeken, the […]

please ask, please tell

Out With Cancer’s “Please Ask/Please Tell” campaign launches today, encouraging LGBT Cancer Survivors and all Health Care providers to be open about risk, diagnosis, morbidity and outcomes related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender cancer survivorship.

National LGBT Cancer Project Letter to American Cancer Society

John R. Seffrin, PhD Chief Executive Officer American Cancer Society Dear Dr. Seffrin: I write to you today with the hope of getting a greater understanding about why The American Cancer Society’s Pinellas County branch canceled an LGBT-focused Relay For Life that was scheduled for March 21, 2010.  As described by the event’s organizer, Bobby […]

American Cancer Society Gives in to Homophobia-Cancels LGBT Cancer Event

The American Cancer Society’s Pinellas County branch canceled the first-ever LGBT-focused Relay For Life that was slated for March 21.  See Out With Cancer’s letter to the American Cancer Society at The event would have been the first of its kind in the country and organizer Bobby Poth was enthusiastic about its potential success. […]

President Obama Issues Memo on LGBT Health Issues

President tells Lambda Legal client that what happened to her was ‘outrageous’ and thanks her for her courage. Late today Lambda Legal learned that, after signing a memo directing the Secretary of Health and Human Services to take steps to address hospital visitation and other health care issues affecting LGBT families, President Barack Obama called […]

Senator’s Letter to Health & Human Services regard LGBT patient clinical trial exclusion

Senator’s Letter to Health & Human Services to: The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius Secretary Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20201 Dear Secretary Sebelius, We write to you today in hopes of receiving greater understanding of a recent New England Journal of Medicine study that indicates a disturbing trend of […]

Five Senators request investigation into LGBT exclusion from Clinical Trials

Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.), along with Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Kirstin Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) today asked Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to investigate reports that gay and lesbians are being excluded from medical clinical trials. A recent study conducted by the New England Journal of Medicine found […]

Hepatitis Immunization and Liver Cancer

Men who have sex with men are at an increased risk of sexually transmitted infection with the viruses that cause the serious condition of the liver known as hepatitis. These infections can be potentially fatal, and can lead to very serious long-term issues such as cirrhosis and liver cancer. Fortunately, immunizations are available to prevent […]