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The Obama administration is set, today, to issue policy guidance to states expanding their ability to offer same-sex couples the same protections afforded to straight couples when they receive long-term care under Medicaid, the Washington Blade has learned exclusively.” According to “the new guidance, dated June 10, states have the option to allow healthy partners in a same-sex relationship to keep their homes while their partners are receiving support for long-term care under Medicaid, such as care in a nursing home.” HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said about the policy change, “Low-income same-sex couples are too often denied equal treatment and the protections offered to other families in their greatest times of need. .. Today’s guidance represents another important step toward ensuring the rights and dignity of every American are respected by their government.

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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 info@lgbtcancer.org or at 212-673-4920 for more information on how you can be LGBT Culturally Competent.

You are cordially invited to Celebrate LGBT Cancer Survivorship at the closing gala benefit of New York Fashion Week! This is a private invitation only event is providing complimentary tickets for Out With Cancer survivors, family members and caregivers! Please RSVP to rsvp@lgbtcancer.com by September 14, 2010. The event will be on September 16, 2010 from 6 pm – 9pm. Proceeds will benefit Out With Cancer!

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LGBT cancer survivors find peer support on http://www.outwithcancer.org . 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.