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Nick W. Turkal, MD, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Aurora Health Care, a not-for-profit health care provider dedicated to helping people live well. As one of the country’s most comprehensive integrated health care systems, Aurora is a recognized national leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora provides care across the continuum, consisting of more than 1500 employed physicians, two tertiary-care centers, twelve community hospitals, one mental health inpatient facility, 159 clinics, 70 retail pharmacies, … Continue reading
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Issue Background Recently, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force released “Outing Age 2010,” a report about the growing number of aging Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) individuals in the United States. Their report estimates that about three million Americans over the age of 65 are LGBT, a figure likely to double by 2030. Many more may not be counted because they are “invisible” and have a fear of identifying themselves as LGBT because of past experiences with discrimination. … Continue reading
Monica Renee is 22. She is an outcast and homeless. Growing up poor and being raised by a single mother with two siblings was difficult. However, being challenged by racial and sexual discrimination, as Monica explains, made it worse. “I’m already black – that’s already a classification going against me. And it’s just hard being gay, period, no matter what color you are. But it’s a lot harder for a lesbian who is a stud because being gay is a … Continue reading