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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 [...]

May 24th, 2010|Categories: Advocacy|

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 [...]

April 27th, 2010|Categories: Advocacy|

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 http://lgbtcancer.com/out-with-cancer-letter-to-acs-regarding-homophobia/ The event would [...]

April 27th, 2010|Categories: Advocacy|

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 [...]

April 16th, 2010|Categories: Advocacy|

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 [...]

April 16th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

April 15th, 2010|Categories: Advocacy|