Health Disparities: Key health issues that may impact LGBT people differently

Some health issues affect LGBT people in ways that are similar to non-LGBT people.  Other issues may impact us differently, for a variety of reasons The National Coalition for LGBT Health has identitied some key themes that all LGBT people - and our health care providers - should know about:

Access to Healthcare - issues of quality and equal access

Aging - health across the lifepsan

Aging Policy - ways legislation and public policy affect us as we age

Cancer - unique issues and concerns

Hepatitis - what everyone needs to know

Intimate Partner Violence 1- and the LGBT community

Intimate Partner Violence 2 - advocating for change

Mental Health - the challenges of living in a homophobic/transphobic society

Mental Health Policy - expecting more on organizational and governmental levels

Sexual Health - resources and information

Smoking - what all LGBT people need to know

Smoking Policy - the impact of legislation and public policy

Substance Abuse - how stress and stigma may put us at risk

Transmen's Health - taking care of your health

Transwomen's Health - taking care of your health

Youth Health - issues impacting LGBT youth health

Youth Policy - how legislation and public policy affect LGBT youth


How to Close the Health Disparities Gap

Read more - an article on this important topic.

How to Close the Health Disparities Gap brief from the Center for American Progress

Additional information about LGBT people, health disparities, and their intersections with race and ethnicity

New! Read the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association's Presentation to the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Health Issues and Research Gaps and Opportunities

Read When Health Care Isn't Caring, Lambda Legal's 2010 Survey on Discrimination Against
LGBT People and People Living with HIV

Read more about LGBT People and Smoke-Free Air

All Children Matter: How Legal and Social Inequalities Hurt LGBT Families

LGBT Families of Color – facts at a glance

Obstacles and Opportunities: Ensuring Health and Wellness for LGBT Families outlines how LGBT families face substantial obstacles as they seek access to a range of health services. 

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Local Survey Results

Take a look at research done by Harris Interactive about LGBT people and health here in Schuyler, Chemung, Steuben, and Tompkins Counties

Improving the Lives of LGBT Older Adults

Read more about ways to improve the lives of LGBT elders