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We are Proud to Announce the New LGBTQ cancer support group in Baton Rouge, meeting will be on Thursday July 19 at 7 pm. The meetings will be held at the Metropolitan Community Church of Baton Rouge at 7747 Tom Drive. Everyone who can get there is invited!
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LGBT Cultural Competency

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LGBT Cultural Competency is critical for helping Gay, Lesbian, Transgender and Bisexual cancer patients. Contact us at or at 212-673-4920 for more information on how you can be LGBT Culturally Competent.

The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia is conducting an international survey of men’s experiences of sexual activity following treatment for prostate cancer.

The aims of this survey include the following:
* To learn more about how men adapt their sexual activities to prostate cancer treatments
* To apply these findings to develop ways to help men overcome the side effects of prostate cancer therapy
* To develop programs to help prostate cancer patients remain sexually active after prostate cancer treatment

If you have been treated for prostate cancer, please click here to participate in this important survey
The survey is anonymous and should take between 20 and 30 minutes to complete.

Please email me at if you have any questions.

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The National LGBT Cancer Project – Out With Cancer, has a new Facebook page! Now, all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender cancer survivors and their allies have a welcoming Facebook page to meet on and post to. Please show your support for this new initiative by visiting and clicking Please “like” LG “Like.”

LGBT cancer survivors find peer support on . Out With
Cancer’s online support community is password protected, open 24/7, and free.
Professionally managed by oncology social workers. Now entering it’s fifth year, many
hundreds of cancer survivor’s from our community have found health tips, hope and new
friends in their efforts to live longer and happier lives, past the diagnosis of cancer.

HHS Committee voting at 2:40PM 6 voting yes to repeal ban. 9 voting no. Gay Blood Donation Ban is NOT repealed.

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FDA Gay Blood Ban

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will review the FDA policy on Wed, June 9, that bans any man who has ever sex with a man from donating blood.  The LGBT Cancer Project – Out With Cancer has been advocating for repeal of this ban. Representative Quigley (D-IL) and Senator Kerry (D-MA) are currently circulating a letter urging the FDA to end this discriminatory policy. Call today to ask your Representative and Senators to sign on!

Please contact your Representative and Senators by calling the Capitol Switchboard at 1-866-220-0044. Give the operator your zip code and they will connect you to your Senator or Representative. When you get through to the office, ask to speak to the staff member who handles the FDA blood ban. Tell that staff member or leave a message asking them to sign on to the letter. Representatives can do so by contacting Representative Quigley’s office, and Senators by contacting Senator Kerry.

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HHS Considers lifting Gay Blood Ban

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This week, the Department of Health and Human Services Blood Committee will review it’s policy on banning Gay men from donating blood. Read More→

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U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., didn’t mince words Thursday in calling for the repeal of the long-standing ban on gay men donating blood.

“Not a single piece of scientific evidence supports the ban,” Kerry said  in Bay Windows, a New England-based gay and lesbian newspaper.

A letter to the FDA — spearheaded by Kerry and signed by 20 other Senate Democrats — is more guarded, calling for the administration to review — and modify, if appropriate — the long-standing prohibition. Read More→

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Gay Blood Ban

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16 senators called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to end the ban on blood donations by gay men. In a letter to FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg on Thursday, the senators called the policy “medically and scientifically unsound” and called out the double standard placed on gay men who want to be donors. Read More→

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