Category Archives: Minority Stress

Just released – 2018 LGBTQ Youth Report

In 2017, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation partnered with researchers at the University of Connecticut to replicate and expand on a similar 2012 survey to identify  experiences of LGBTQ youth in their family settings, schools, social circles and communities. This project … Continue reading

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No Home for the Holidays?

Revised December 16, 2016 The holidays present particular challenges for many LGBTQ people, particularly the many who have no home for the one holiday during the year when almost everything in the U.S. and many other countries are completely closed. … Continue reading

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How do day-to-day decisions about being “out” affect health?

Our last few blog posts on Lavender Health have touched on the challenges of being “out” – and indeed I had a recent conversation that brought the health implications of this challenge to the forefront.  The conversation reminded me that … Continue reading

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Sightings in Cuba

Earlier this month I spent a week in Cuba on a trip organized around the theme ‘Health Across Borders” sponsored by MEDICC (Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba).  The entire experience was wonderful and amazing on many different levels, among which was … Continue reading

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Family – LGBTQ*-style

The holiday season at the end of the year is not always a welcome or happy time of year for many people, and this time of year is particularly difficult for many LGBTQ* people.  The begin, for many of us … Continue reading

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