LGBT issues

HIV/AIDS vaccine: Why don’t we have one after 37 years, when we have several for COVID-19 after a few months?

BY: - May 18, 2021

Smallpox has been eradicated from the face of the Earth following a highly effective, worldwide vaccination campaign. Paralytic poliomyelitis is no longer a problem in the U.S. because of development and use of effective vaccines against the poliovirus. In current times, millions of lives have been saved because of rapid deployment of effective vaccines against […]

Ernst highlights Supreme Court nominee Barrett’s decision upholding abortion clinic buffer zones

BY: - October 13, 2020

After Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett fielded repeated questions throughout Tuesday’s confirmation hearing about her personal views on abortion, U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst asked Barrett to once more explain how she would approach the issue as a judge. Barrett, a devout Catholic conservative, told Ernst — an Iowa Republican who described herself as “pro-life” […]

LGBT students escorted out of the Capitol after complaint of transgender kids in restroom

BY: - March 12, 2020

Over 150 LGBT students were escorted out of the Iowa Capitol on Thursday after a group of transgender kids refused to leave the men’s restroom and use gender-neutral bathrooms instead, according to Iowa Safe Schools, an LGBT student advocacy group. Middle- and high-school students draped in rainbow flags toured the Capitol in the morning as […]

Conversion therapy is happening underground in Iowa, LGBT advocates say. Some lawmakers are trying to stop it.

BY: - February 19, 2020

When Peter Nunn was 14 years old, his parents found a men’s workout magazine he owned and came to their own conclusions about his sexual orientation. His father decided to take him on a trip away from their home near Atlanta, but declined to tell him where they were going until their layover in St. […]

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Iowa must ban ‘conversion therapy’ that harms LGBTQ youth

BY: - February 19, 2020

As a physician, the number of youth I have seen in my profession who identify as LGBTQ has steadily increased over the past decade. I am grateful every time a young person trusts me with this personal information. Knowing a client is LGBTQ not only helps me build a stronger relationship with them as their […]