Health workers sit at a table at a pop-up monkeypox vaccination clinic which opened today by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health at the West Hollywood Library on Aug. 3, 2022, in West Hollywood, California. California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency on Aug. 1 over the monkeypox outbreak which continues to grow globally. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Biden administration asks state, local officials to boost monkeypox vaccine outreach

BY: and - August 18, 2022

The federal government is working closely with local and state health departments to provide information and vaccines at large-scale events the LGBTQ community is expected to attend.

Meth addiction remains an LGBTQ issue, especially among gay and bisexual men

BY: - August 13, 2022

Side effects include decreased hunger, insomnia, anxiety, paranoia, hallucinations, and elevated heart rate and blood pressure.

Philadelphia announces targeted vaccine response to monkeypox

BY: - July 31, 2022

By Jason Villemez PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Department of Public Health announced that five local health clinics have been allocated doses of monkeypox vaccine for distribution to individuals at high risk for exposure. The clinics are Mazzoni Center, Philadelphia FIGHT, Presbyterian Hospital, Drexel Partnership, and Penn Medicine. Each clinic is reaching out to specific patients for vaccination. […]

Pennsylvania Hospital was one of seven local hospitals to receive a perfect Healthcare Equality Index score.

Philly healthcare facilities rank high in national equality index

BY: - April 2, 2022

In total, 17 Philadelphia health organizations and hospitals were ranked in the index compiled by the Human Rights Campaign.

Philly AIDS Thrift awards over $300k in grants for HIV prevention, support

BY: - February 26, 2022

“In 2022 HIV disproportionately impacts Black and Latinx QTBIPOC communities," one advocate said, thanking the group for its largess.

On the job in D.C., ‘You have to do the work’: Pa.’s Rachel Levine says

BY: - January 31, 2022

It 'is my honor and privilege to work in the Biden administration, to work with our secretary, and to support our community in every way I can,' Levine said.

Despite blood shortage, gay and bisexual men in Philadelphia still face donation restrictions. Why?

BY: - January 24, 2022

'It perpetrates stigma by branding one group of people ... as vectors of disease,' Sultan Shakir of the Mazzoni Center said.

Philly’s Mazzoni Center hires new president and CEO

BY: - December 16, 2021

Sultan Shakir is currently executive director of SMYAL, an LGBTQ youth services organization in Washington, D.C.


The unseen cost of healthcare transparency bill: Partner notifications would be public | Opinion

BY: - October 20, 2021

Making that information public will discourage people from getting tested for HIV, other STIs, making it harder to stop the spread of these infections.

‘HIV is not a crime’: Pa. House panel tackles outdated laws targeting those living with the virus

BY: - October 6, 2021

'HIV is not a crime but there are outdated laws that make it a crime in Pennsylvania. We cannot have people losing lives and livelihoods because of this,' Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta said

Philly-based research consortium gets $29M federal grant to search for a cure for HIV

BY: - September 27, 2021

'I feel like I’m making history,' one researcher said of the fight for a cure

Extending a hand to LGBTQ community, Pa. seeks to dispel COVID vaccine myths, misinformation

BY: - June 13, 2021

The fourth panel of the series, hosted by the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs on Thursday and dubbed “Vax Facts: Afternoon Tea on LGBTQ Health,” discussed vaccine safety for LGBTQ communities.