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Hate Speech:


Hate speech is, outside the law, communication that vilifies a person or a group based on discrimination against that person or group.

In law, hate speech is any speech, gesture or conduct, writing, or display which is forbidden because it may incite violence or prejudicial action against or by a protected individual or group, or because it disparages or intimidates a protected individual or group.



Healthcare Disparity:


healthcare disparities refers to the study of differences in the quality of health and health care across different populations.  This may include differences in the "presence of disease, health outcomes, or access to health care" across racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and socioeconomic groups.




Healthcare Equity Index (HEI):


The HEI is an online survey compiled by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), open for participation mid-November to early-March annually. Now in its sixth year, the HEI has been skillfully designed to meet the needs of all healthcare organizations seeking to provide optimal care to LGBT patients and to meet CMS and Joint Commission requirements pertaining to gender and sexual minorities that have been long overlooked.



Hermaphrodite:


A historically derogatory name for an intersex person.  Use Intersex instead.






Heteronormativity:


The assumption, in individuals or in institutions, that everyone is heterosexual, and that heterosexuality is superior to homosexuality and bisexuality.  A concept of natural or normal roles that differentiates people into two complementary genders (man or woman) and holds heterosexuality as the normal sexual orientation.




Heterosexism / Heterosexual Privilege:


Heterosexism – is the assumption that all people are or should be heterosexual, which excludes the needs, concerns, and life experiences of LGBT individuals.  Prejudice against individuals and groups who display non- heterosexual behaviors or identities, combined with the majority power to impose such prejudice. Usually used to the advantage of the group in power. Any attitude, action, or practice – backed by institutional power – that subordinates people because of their sexual orientation.  Heterosexual Privilege –Those benefits derived automatically by being heterosexual that are denied to homosexuals and bisexuals. Also, the benefits homosexuals and bisexuals receive as a result of claiming heterosexual identity or denying homosexual or bisexual identity.


History of LGBTQIA People


Heterosexism – Prejudice against individuals and groups who display non- heterosexual behaviors or identities, combined with the majority power to impose such prejudice. Usually used to the advantage of the group in power. Any attitude, action, or practice – backed by institutional power – that subordinates people because of their sexual orientation.  Heterosexual Privilege –Those benefits derived automatically by being heterosexual that are denied to homosexuals and bisexuals. Also, the benefits homosexuals and bisexuals receive as a result of claiming heterosexual identity or denying homosexual or bisexual identity.


HIV - Human Immunodeficiency Virus:


The virus widely believed to be the causative agent of AIDS. This name was adopted in 1986 by consensus for a virus previous identified as LAV (Lymphadenopathy-Associated Virus) and HTLV III (Human T-Lymphotropic Virus Type III).





HIV Phobia:


Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), a retrovirus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome).  HIV Phobia - The irrational fear or hatred of persons living with HIV/AIDS.





Holiday Survival:


Holiday survival.






Homonegativity:


As an alternative to using the term homophobia, which implies an “irrational fear”, homonegativity is used to describe negative attitudes towards homosexuality or homosexual people.





Homophobia:


The irrational fear or hatred of homosexuals, homosexuality, or any behavior or belief that does not conform to rigid sex role stereotypes. It is this fear that enforces sexism as well as heterosexism.





Homosexual:


A somewhat denigrating term for a person primarily emotionally, physically, and/or sexually attracted to members of the same sex.  The term was created in the 1890’s and is considered a clinical term that places focus on “sexual” or behavior versus an identity or intrinsic aspect of who someone is.  A better alternative is gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender person.




Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT):


Treatment administered by an endocrinologist or other qualified medical healthcare professional of testosterone (for Female-to_Male Transgender Individuals) or estrogens (for Male-to-Female Transgender individuals or menopausal biological women).





Human Rights:


The idea of human rights has become so powerful that the helping and health professions have acknowledged, in various ways, the importance of incorporating human rights into their curriculum and practice.  Ultimately, the aim is to create what is called a “human rights culture,” a lived awareness of human rights principles, so that every person, everywhere can have his or her needs met and be treated with dignity, fundamental to social justice.  *  Wronka, J.  (2008).  Human Rights and Social Justice.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.



Humor-based-resilience:


When we notice the humor in a situation, we are in an observant role. It is hard to wallow or ruminate in negative emotions when you’re seeing the absurdity in your situation. This perspective is constructed as a form of resilience when dealing with social prejudice and disparity.



 
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