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Crucial Conversations: A Panel discussion on LGBTQ+ suicide awareness and prevention

By Leah Bomar Crucial Conversations: A Panel Discussion and Forum on LGBTQ+ Suicide Awareness and Prevention brought community leaders and mental healthcare experts together on March 23, 2023, at Story Louisville to assess the problem and the risks within the Louisville Community.  Problems highlighted in Kentucky include high suicide rates, too many people without health …

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Queer, neurodivergent entrepreneur takes a ‘nonbinary’ approach in helping autistic community

Kentucky’s startup ecosystem comprises mainly of white, cisgender and heterosexual men. According to StartOut, there are only TWO reported LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs in Kentucky that are considered “high-growth companies or entrepreneurs.” However, every now and then, a wild card comes along and jolts the WASPy community with a delightful disturbance.  Enter Amanda Ralston, a human of …

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Ambiguity and Access: Louisville non-profit calls for legislation to clarify HIV self-testing regulation in Kentucky

Inequity increases the likelihood of worse health outcomes and steals agency from us all.  Out-of-date restrictions on In-Home HIV test kits have created inequity in access to these tests for Kentuckians that can’t afford to buy them at the store or face stigma in their communities. The Social Practice Lab, along with researchers at Norton …

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HEALTH EQUITY: Tegan and Sara Foundation, GLMA bring LGBTQ+ Healthcare Directory to Americans and Canadians

When we think about healthcare, we often think about the doctors and nurses that care for us in times of need. However, we rarely think about all the environmental components that go into acquiring and producing a genuine medical care experience. Does my doctor understand the importance of my pronouns? Can they prescribe hormone replacement …

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Monkeypox vaccines available at North Central District Health Department

The North Central District Health Department will be accepting walk-ins and scheduled appointments for monkeypox vaccinations at the Shelby County Health Department, 615 11th Street in Shelbyville, until 4 p.m. today, Aug. 24. You do not need to reside in the county to receive a vaccine. Due to a lack of interest in available appointments, …

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Monkeypox vaccine to be available at Norton Healthcare this weekend

Norton Healthcare is offering the monkeypox vaccine to those with certain risk factors at a pop-up clinic on Saturday, Aug. 27. Before scheduling, please ensure that you are available for second dose on Saturday, Sept. 24. Click here to schedule. Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is not encouraging mass vaccination for …

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