Learning Resources — Introduction to LGBT Health

Keynote: Advancing Health Equity for Sexual and Gender Minority People (2020)

In this keynote presentation from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Sexual and Gender Minority Health conference, Dr. Tonda Hughes provides an overview of the health of LGBTQIA+ populations in the U.S. Topics include: LGBTQIA+ terminology, health disparities, and recent advances in support of the health of LGBTQIA+ people.

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Health Disparities Among Sexual Minority People (2020)

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Sexual and Gender Minority Health conference, Dr. Ken Mayer provides an in-depth discussion of health disparities among sexual minorities, and offers recommendations for addressing these disparities.

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Care for LGBTQIA+ Patients: Expert Panel Discussion (2020)

In this panel discussion from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Sexual and Gender Minority Health conference, clinicians discuss their personal experiences providing care and services for LGBTQIA+ people. Moderated by Dr. Jenny Reske-Nielsen.

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Taking an Affirming Sexual History (2020)

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Sexual and Gender Minority Health conference, Julie Thompson describes barriers to care experienced by LGBTQIA+ communities, provides recommendations for talking about sex and bodies with cultural humility, and outlines a trauma-informed approach to care.

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Affirmative Services for Transgender and Gender Diverse People – Best Practices for Frontline Health Care Staff

This publication provides best practices and guidance for frontline healthcare staff on how to best serve transgender and gender diverse patients. Topics covered include gender affirming language, asking about sexual orientation and gender identity data, asking for name and pronouns used, and more. The publication features a quick-reference sheet that can be removed and posted in a workspace.

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LGBTQIA+ Glossary of Terms for Health Care Teams

Becoming familiar with terms used by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and other sexual and gender minorities (LGBTQIA+) can help you provide patients with the highest quality care. In this glossary, you will find terms relevant to the health care and identities of LGBTQIA+ people.

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LGBT Aging: Change, Challenge and Resilience

In this webinar, Lisa Krinsky, MSW, LICSW, Director, LGBT Aging Project, Alex Keuroghlian, MPH, MD, Director, National LGBT Health Education Center and Christine Riedy, Chair, Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine discuss unique challenges faced by LGBT identified older adults with regards to medical care, end-of-life care, social support, mental health, and more. In this webinar they discuss the specific issues that impact the health and well-being of LGBT older adults, and advise providers on how best to support this population.

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Health Disparities for Gender-diverse Individuals

Julie Thompson, PA-C discusses health disparities faced by gender-diverse people, and how clinicians can address these disparities productively in clinic. Thompson focuses on gender affirmation, both medical and social, as the bedrock of supporting gender-diverse people.

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Addressing Social Determinants of Health for LGBT People (Part 2)

In the second part of the series, Dr. Cahill will address ways to provide health care to LGBT patients while acknowledging Social Determinants of Health and describe steps that health centers can use to address trauma of LGBT people experiencing health disparities and stigma. The webinar will also address policy solutions that support LGBT people and reduce vulnerability to health disparities.

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Addressing Social Determinants of Health for LGBT People (Part 1)

In this webinar, Sean Cahill, PhD, Director of Policy at The Fenway Institute, will address social determinants of health (SDOH) that can increase the vulnerability of LGBT people to health disparities. These include poverty, homelessness, housing, discrimination, minority stress, incarceration, health care, and education.

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