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The LGBTQ Healthcare Bill Of Rights – Be An Informed Consumer

Several LGBTQ advocacy groups have partnered with Center Link the Community of LGBT Centers to promote equal healthcare treatment for the LGBTQ community and prevent discrimination by healthcare providers based on gender identity and sexual orientation. The LGBTQ Bill of Rights was released in November 2014, when open enrollment for obtaining health insurance through the…

Kudos to Publix On Offering Legally Married Same Sex Couples Insurance

Publix Is Helping Businesses Pave The Way for Equality in Florida Kudos to Publix Supermarket for offering legally married same sex couples health insurance benefits effective January 1, 2015!  By recognizing same-sex marriages performed in a state where it is legal, regardless of the current state of residence of the employee, Publix is demonstrating it is instituting equality…

Stephanie speaking at Memorial Hospital Pembroke- April 16th, National Healthcare Decisions Day

National Healthcare Decisions Day with Thoughts from Nadine Smith, Executive Director, Equality Florida

National Healthcare Decisions Day Affects Everyone Including the LGBT Community Last night I had the pleasure of listening to and speaking with Nadine Smith the CEO of Equality Florida at the Sunshine Cathedral in Fort Lauderdale in observance of National Healthcare Decisions Day. Nadine is an inspiring and motivating advocate for all people. She helped…

Federal Rights for LGBTQ Are Advancing

Attorney General Holder announced this week that more federal rights will be available to married same-sex couples (SSC) as a result of the Windsor decision. Watch Attorney General Holder’s inspiring speech. These new rights will include: Services for LGBT survivors of abuse by their partner under the Violence Against Women Act Stronger civil rights protections…

Deadline Approaching for Gay Married Retired Military to Enroll In Survivor Benefit Plan

Retired and active military are entitled to designate their surviving spouse to receive the pension upon the veteran’s death.  This is called the ‘survivor benefit plan.’ This benefit plan provides up to 55% of the veteran’s pension and helps many widows and widowers avoid financial hardship.  As a result of the United States Supreme Court’s…

The Affordable Care Act Benefits the LGBTQ Community

HOW THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT BENEFITS THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY During his two terms in office President Obama has supported the LGBTQ community in a myriad of ways including: the Patient Visitation Act, repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell in the military, and supporting the repeal of DOMA.  The Affordable Care Act (ACA) click here which debuts January…

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