Title

Health Inequities at the Intersection of Race, Place, and LGBT Identity

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

6-19-2017

Abstract

In 2011, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published its groundbreaking report on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) health, adding to a growing body of evidence that improving the health of LGBT populations was a major priority for both researchers and policymakers alike (IOM, 2011; USDHHS, 2011). One of their key findings was that health disparities experienced by LGBT individuals might partially be due to the deleterious effects of personal and structural stigma. The goal of this session is to discuss key issues in the LGBT community from an intersectional perspective, exploring the complex role of sexual and gender identity, race/ethnicity, and region on the persistence of health inequities.

Sponsorship/Conference/Institution

Disparities in Health in America: Working Towards Social Justice Summer Workshop

Location

Houston, TX

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