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Healthy People 2010: A companion document for LGBT health [Internet]. Available from: Companion Doc3[PDF =- 2.3 MB] 8Cahill SR, Baker K, Deutsch MB, etal. Available from: 7Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GMLA). Regular health care use by lesbians: A path analysis of predictive factors. The effects of unequal access to health insurance for same-sex couples in California. This will allow researchers and policy makers to accurately characterize LGBT health and disparities. Sexual risk, substance use, and psychological distress in HIV-positive gay and bisexual men who also inject drugs. Understanding LGBT health starts with understanding the history of oppression and discrimination that these communities have faced. Before becoming First Lady, , Board President of the Pennsylvania Conference for Women."With her career-long devotion to improving the lives of children, increasing nutrition awareness, and advocating for equal access to education, impact clearly extends beyond her White House years." The nonpartisan, nonprofit Pennsylvania Conference for Women offers a full day of networking, inspiration, professional development and personal growth.
Disparities in health insurance coverage, access, and outcomes for individuals in same-sex versus different-sex relationships, 2000–2007.
Discrimination against LGBT persons has been associated with high rates of psychiatric disorders,1 substance abuse,2, 3 and suicide.4 Experiences of violence and victimization are frequent for LGBT individuals, and have long-lasting effects on the individual and the community.5 Personal, family, and social acceptance of sexual orientation and gender identity affects the mental health and personal safety of LGBT individuals.6 The LGBT companion document to Healthy People 20107 highlighted the need for more research to document, understand, and address the environmental factors that contribute to health disparities in the LGBT community.
As part of this work, we need to increase the number of nationally-representative health-related surveys that collect information on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI).
A population-based study of sexual orientation identity and gender differences in adult health.
Gay and lesbian homeless/street youth: Special issues and concerns. Lesbian, gay, and bisexual homeless youth: An eight-city public health perspective.