Check out our interactive infographic to see progress toward the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Health objectives and other Healthy People topic areas. Improve the health, safety, and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT individuals. LGBT individuals encompass all races and ethnicities, religions, and social classes.
In NovemberPrime Minister Justin Trudeau publicly apologized to LGBTQ2 members lesbians, gays, bisexuals, trans, queers and two-spirited about the systematic oppression and rejection the state has shown towards them. He pointed out that members of the LGBTQ2 community are, still today, the victims of violence and discrimination, as well as facing mental health problems and homelessness. In addition, many fear moving to nursing homes where they may face discrimination, exclusion and prejudice.
Schools should be safe places for everyone. But in the Philippines, students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT too often find that their schooling experience is marred by bullying, discrimination, lack of access to LGBT-related information, and in some cases, physical or sexual assault. In recent years, lawmakers and school administrators in the Philippines have recognized that bullying of LGBT youth is a serious problem, and designed interventions to address it.
This process can be especially stressful or tough for students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender LGBT. In fact, they can face unique issues when it comes to mental health. The discrimination LGBT students may face or the pressure they feel from their family or community, can put them at greater risk for emotional health struggles like depression, anxiety, substance abuse and even suicide.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and other non-heterosexual cancer survivors have a lower quality of life than heterosexual cancer survivors, according to a study by Boston University and Harvard University researchers. The study says this is especially true for women who are not heterosexual because their access to health care is worse, which is often more strongly related to poor quality of life. The researchers conducted the study to learn more about differences in access to care between heterosexual and non-heterosexual cancer survivors. Men described by the researchers as non-heterosexual were also more likely to avoid medical care due to costs.
This report examines the drivers and barriers encountered by such frontline officers when doing their work. Drawing on extensive interviews with public officials, teachers, doctors, nurses and law enforcement officers in 19 EU Member States, it analyses their views and experiences, identifying persisting hurdles — such as perceptions of homosexuality as a pathological condition — and encouraging trends — including considerable commitment to improve the situation. In this way, this report provides new evidence on an under-researched topic, namely the efforts of public officials and other professionals in education, healthcare and law enforcement to fulfil the rights of LGBT people.
In Crisis? Although lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer identified LGBTQ people are as diverse as the general Canadian population in their experiences of mental health and well-being, they face higher risks for some mental health issues due to the effects of discrimination and the social determinants of health. Socio-economic factors or determinants play a key role in mental health and wellbeing for all of us, and are particularly important for marginalized populations.