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Why LGBTQIA are at Risk for Healthcare Disparity


Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals have unique health experiences and needs, but as a nation, we do not know exactly what these experiences and needs are. To advance understanding of the health needs of all LGBT individuals, researchers need more data about the demographics of these populations, improved methods for collecting and analyzing data, and an increased...

What is LGBT-Affirming Health Care


Affirmative healthcare for LGBTQ individuals is based on the premise that LGBTQ and heterosexual identities are equally valid. An LGBTQ affirmative counselor or doctor has particular knowledge, awareness (specifically self-awareness), and skills specific to competent care for LGBTQ individuals. While maintaining....


How Sexual Microaggressions Have a Chilling Effect on Accessing Healthcare


Subtle and covert forms of heterosexism within the healthcare environment could potentially come across in the form of microaggressions, which are communications of prejudice and discrimination expressed through seemingly meaningless and...


Why Conversion or Reparative Therapy is Unethical


Being lesbian, gay, or bisexual is not a disease, disorder, illness, deficiency, or shortcoming. Most major medical and mental health authorities in the United States have recognized this fact for the past 40 years.  The APA, AMA, AAP, ACA, NASW and others continue to warn both practitioners and consumers about the harm that can be caused by using reparative therapy....
 
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