Opioid use disorder has reached an alarming rate in the United States. As a population disproportionately affected by substance use disorders (SUDs), the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community has not been spared from the opioid epidemic. This … read more
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Alternatives to Monogamy Among Gay Male Couples in a Community Survey: Implications for Mental Health and Sexual RiskSource: Archives of Sexual Behavior
The researchers examined the psychological and behavioral impact of same-sex relationships on the health of gay and bisexual men who identified as single or in monogamous, “monogamish,” or open relationships. The authors found that being in same-sex monogamous or monogamish … read more
This article highlights the historical progress of LGBTQ civil rights among African-Americans in the U.S. While the Civil Rights Movement resulted in monumental legal changes for a country just 100 years removed from slavery, African Americans continue to experience bias, … read more
The California LGBTQ Health & Human Services Network focuses on promoting policies and systems changes to achieve health equity for LGBTQ Californians.This resource provides a list of LGBTQ-led and/or organizations that have special programs serving LGBTQ community members at the … read more
The CLAS Research Clearinghouse was developed by the Center for Applied Resource Solutions (CARS) in partnership with ONTRACK Program Resources on behalf of the Community Alliance for CLAS. The site includes cultural competency related articles, book citations, and dissertations.
For those who identify as LGBTQ and as Latinx Americans, the coming out process can be even more complex to navigate. Often, it requires a unique approach that can cut across multiple languages, cultures, nationalities, religious identities, and family generations. … read more
This chapter reviews research challenges associated with the study of LGBT populations, the research methods and data sources used in studying these populations, and best-practice principles for conducting research on the health of LGBT people. The final section presents a … read more
Disclosure and Concealment of Sexual Orientation and the Mental Health of Non-Gay-Identified, Behaviorally-Bisexual MenSource: Journal Consultation Clinical Psychology
Previous studies had suggested that greater concealment and less disclosure of sexual orientation may contribute to the lower levels of mental health in bisexual men relative to gay men. This study found that greater concealment was associated with more depressive … read more
This study examines the associations between multiple types of discrimination and past year mental health disorders in a national sample of 577 LGB adults. The authors found that sexual orientation discrimination was associated with past year disorder only in combination … read more
This webinar provides an overview of the National CLAS Standards in relation to religion and spirituality as part of a larger series exploring culture and CLAS for providing linguistically and culturally appropriate services.
This webinar provides an overview of the National CLAS Standards in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity as part of a larger series exploring culture and CLAS for providing linguistically and culturally appropriate services.
The AI/AN Health Equity program will support programs that demonstrate effective promising practices that increase resiliency and protective factors within AI/AN youth, as well as build capacity among AI//AN-serving healthcare professionals and paraprofessionals about providing trauma-informed, culturally appropriate health care … read more
Faced with both racism and homophobia, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTIQ) South Asians can find few spaces in Southern California where they can feel safe, healthy, and whole. This research report suggests specific ways for … read more
Language is powerful and influences many of our interactions. As a health care provider, becoming familiar with terms used by LGBT communities can help provide patients with the highest quality care. This glossary does not have every term used by … read more
Fenway Health’s National LGBT Health Education Center developed this glossary for health care teams to use when working with LGBTQ patients. The glossary is updated periodically to reflect language changes over time.
Health Disparities Among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Older Adults: Results From a Population-Based StudySource: American Journal of Public Health
The authors investigated health disparities among lesbian, gay, and bisexual older adults, utilizing data from the 2003-2010 Washington State Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (n = 96 992). They found that LGB older adults had higher risk of disability, poor … read more
Recognizing that many LGBTQ Muslims will find it necessary to keep their sexuality hidden from their communities, HRC’s Coming Home series hopes to provide support — and key resources — to everyone on the journey toward living fully in their … read more
In 2017, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation partnered with researchers at the University of Connecticut to conduct a groundbreaking survey of over 12,000 LGBTQ youth and capture their experiences in their families, schools, social circles, and communities. The survey findings … read more
The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) provides training and resources to ensure that culturally competent legal services address the complex issues LGBT immigrants face. Some flee persecution in their home countries or have experienced discrimination and trauma in the United … read more
This CDC resource page provides an overview of the experiences of violence that LGBTQ youth face, the effects of this violence on their education and health, and what schools and parents can do.
This report uses the best available data to provide a population estimate of LGBT African-Americans and African-American same-sex couples in the United States, along with a general overview of their socioeconomic and demographic characteristics.
This guide provides information on mental health for older LGBT adults, including considerations around caregiving, legal affairs, rejection and discrimination, and getting the support you need as you move into older adulthood.
The Movement Advancement Project released a summary of research on LGBTQ+ people living with disabilities. This resource describes the unique challenges faced by the estimated 3 million to 5 million LGBTQ+ Americans living with disabilities. It outlines recommendations for advancing … read more
This report is a collection of papers focused on understanding what we know and what we need to better understand about the lives and outcomes of system-involved youth who are both LGBTQ and racial/ethnic minorities.
Mental Health and Suicidality among Racially/Ethnically Diverse Sexual Minority Youth Source: American Journal of Public HealthSource: American Journal of Public Health
The authors used pooled data from 2005 and 2007 Youth Risk Behavior Surveys to examine the relationships among sexual minority status, sex, and mental health and suicidality, in a racially and ethnically diverse sample of youth. Findings included that sexual … read more
The report assesses the performance of our health care system and identifies areas of strengths and weaknesses, as well as disparities, for access to health care and quality of health care. Data show differences in utilization of mental health care … read more
Hair can be a powerful tool for gender expression that affirms our gender identity. Gender Spectrum presents a video series, “Navigating Barbershops and Salons,” providing basic tools to help people navigate barbershops.
The January 2017 Knowledge Network for Systems of Care TV (KSOC-TV) webcast delved into the intersecting identities of LGBTQI2-S youth of color and the associated challenges they may face, such as trauma, suicide, and resilience. A panel of experts discussed … read more
New Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Questions: Information for Patients – Translated into Simplified Chinese
This pamphlet was developed as a companion for health centers asking their patients’ sexual orientation and gender identity. This handout walks patients through why they are being asked these questions and what all of the answer options mean. Patients will … read more
These videos demonstrate common questions and issues that arise for frontline and clinical staff when asking patients about their sexual orientation and gender identity. These videos are intended to provide a valuable training tool for health care staff looking for … read more
Access to behavioral health services is critical for LGBTQ individuals in the United States. The publication provides guidance for health care advocates and providers to stand up for LGBTQ people in need of access to quality behavior health care.
This brief offers health centers an introduction to providing trauma-informed care for HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM). The overall aims are to help health center staff understand the disproportionate prevalence of trauma and stress-related disorders among HIV-positive … read more
This January 2017 demographic data report draws on state-level, population-based surveys to estimate the racial and ethnic composition of adults who identify as transgender in the U.S. A key finding is that “adults who identify as transgender are more racially … read more
Ready, Set, Go! Guidelines and Tips for Collecting Patient Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SO/GI)Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). National LGBT Health Education Center
LGBTQ people experience significant health disparities and require preventive services and treatment interventions tailored to their unique needs. Yet health care providers often do not know the sexual orientation or gender identity (SO/GI) of their patients, leading to missed screenings, … read more
This article provides a historical background to the issues African-Americans face across religious institutions in the U.S. The church has traditionally informed, influenced and guided the day-to-day lives of many African Americans. However, many LGBTQ African Americans face ignorance within … read more
This resource showcases African-American LGBTQ activists and provides resources on coming out across environments, systems, and individuals. For many African Americans, coming out involves additional cultural factors that make the process more challenging but no less rewarding. It includes having … read more
Sexual Orientation and Estimates of Adult Substance Use and Mental Health: Results from the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and HealthSource: Substance Abuse Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA)
This October 2016 SAMHSA analysis provides the first set of findings from NSDUH on substance use and mental health issues for adults by sexual identity. The analysis found that LGB adults were more likely to have substance use and mental … read more
The authors present a conceptual framework describing the psychological and structural pathways through which stigma influences health. They argue that the pervasive nature of stigma, its disruption of multiple life domains, and its corrosive impact on population health mean that … read more
The Supreme Court has accepted three cases that ask whether federal anti-discrimination laws should apply to sexual orientation and gender identity in the workplace, putting the court on track to consider high-profile LGBTQ issues after its next term begins this … read more
This brief provides unique population-level data on LGB adults aged 50-70. The authors find that these adults have higher rates of several serious chronic physical and mental health conditions than similar heterosexual adults, higher levels of mental health service use, … read more
This study found a significant impact of minority stressors on mental health and substance use among sexual minority women. The authors recommend that health care professionals should assess sexual minority women for minority stress and coping resources, and refer as … read more
The Relationship Between Discrimination and Substance Use Disorders Among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adults in the United StatesSource: American Journal of Public Health
This study examined the associations between three types of discrimination (sexual orientation, race, and gender) and substance use disorders in a large national sample. The results indicated that more than two-thirds of LGB adults reported at least one type of … read more
This 2012 SAMHSA resource kit from the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) aims to raise awareness among prevention specialists and health care providers of the needs, experiences, and health status of LGBTQ Americans. Among other topics, it includes a … read more
This executive summary is intended to stimulate discussion and promote greater understanding about the meaning of health equity. It provides definitions, key concepts, and a Culture of Health Action Framework which illustrates the sectors and people involved in building a … read more
This guide from Strong Families, a Forward Together initiative, is written to help LGBTQ individuals and families make informed decisions when choosing healthcare plans.