This article highlights the historical progress of LGBTQ civil rights among African-Americans in the U.S. While the Civil Rights Movement resulted in monumental legal changes for a country just 100 years removed from slavery, African Americans continue to experience bias, … read more
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The CLAS Research Clearinghouse was developed by the Center for Applied Resource Solutions (CARS) in partnership with ONTRACK Program Resources on behalf of the Community Alliance for CLAS. The site includes cultural competency related articles, book citations, and dissertations.
For those who identify as LGBTQ and as Latinx Americans, the coming out process can be even more complex to navigate. Often, it requires a unique approach that can cut across multiple languages, cultures, nationalities, religious identities, and family generations. … read more
This webinar provides an overview of the National CLAS Standards in relation to religion and spirituality as part of a larger series exploring culture and CLAS for providing linguistically and culturally appropriate services.
This webinar provides an overview of the National CLAS Standards in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity as part of a larger series exploring culture and CLAS for providing linguistically and culturally appropriate services.
Factors Impacting Implementation of Evidence-Based Strategies to Create Safe and Supportive Schools for Sexual and Gender Minority StudentsSource: Elsevier
Evidence-based strategies to ensure school safety and supports for SGM youth in the U.S. remain underutilized nationwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends six evidence-based strategies to improve safety and support for sexual and gender minority (SGM) youth … read more
Faced with both racism and homophobia, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTIQ) South Asians can find few spaces in Southern California where they can feel safe, healthy, and whole. This research report suggests specific ways for … read more
Intersectional experiences, stigma-related stress, and psychological health among Black LGBQ individualsSource: Pub Med
The study demonstrates that multiple axes of oppression can jointly shape daily events and predict fluctuations in psychological health.
Recognizing that many LGBTQ Muslims will find it necessary to keep their sexuality hidden from their communities, HRC’s Coming Home series hopes to provide support — and key resources — to everyone on the journey toward living fully in their … read more
In 2017, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation partnered with researchers at the University of Connecticut to conduct a groundbreaking survey of over 12,000 LGBTQ youth and capture their experiences in their families, schools, social circles, and communities. The survey findings … read more
The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) provides training and resources to ensure that culturally competent legal services address the complex issues LGBT immigrants face. Some flee persecution in their home countries or have experienced discrimination and trauma in the United … read more
This report uses the best available data to provide a population estimate of LGBT African-Americans and African-American same-sex couples in the United States, along with a general overview of their socioeconomic and demographic characteristics.
The Movement Advancement Project released a summary of research on LGBTQ+ people living with disabilities. This resource describes the unique challenges faced by the estimated 3 million to 5 million LGBTQ+ Americans living with disabilities. It outlines recommendations for advancing … read more
This report is a collection of papers focused on understanding what we know and what we need to better understand about the lives and outcomes of system-involved youth who are both LGBTQ and racial/ethnic minorities.
Mental Health and Suicidality among Racially/Ethnically Diverse Sexual Minority Youth Source: American Journal of Public HealthSource: American Journal of Public Health
The authors used pooled data from 2005 and 2007 Youth Risk Behavior Surveys to examine the relationships among sexual minority status, sex, and mental health and suicidality, in a racially and ethnically diverse sample of youth. Findings included that sexual … read more
The report assesses the performance of our health care system and identifies areas of strengths and weaknesses, as well as disparities, for access to health care and quality of health care. Data show differences in utilization of mental health care … read more
This directory is an interactive digital resource that helps queer and trans people of color (QTPoC) locate QTPoC mental health practitioners across the country.
Hair can be a powerful tool for gender expression that affirms our gender identity. Gender Spectrum presents a video series, “Navigating Barbershops and Salons,” providing basic tools to help people navigate barbershops.
The January 2017 Knowledge Network for Systems of Care TV (KSOC-TV) webcast delved into the intersecting identities of LGBTQI2-S youth of color and the associated challenges they may face, such as trauma, suicide, and resilience. A panel of experts discussed … read more
New Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Questions: Information for Patients – Translated into Simplified Chinese
This pamphlet was developed as a companion for health centers asking their patients’ sexual orientation and gender identity. This handout walks patients through why they are being asked these questions and what all of the answer options mean. Patients will … read more
This May 2016 policy report examines the disparities between LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ youth in child welfare settings, and discusses the compounding effects of LGBTQ status and race, ethnicity, and other intersecting identities. The report includes policy strategies to ensure LGBTQ … read more
Why is trans-inclusive language in the workplace (and beyond) a public health issue? Work and working conditions are widely accepted as important components of the social determinants of health
This January 2017 demographic data report draws on state-level, population-based surveys to estimate the racial and ethnic composition of adults who identify as transgender in the U.S. A key finding is that “adults who identify as transgender are more racially … read more
This report assess whether LGBT people of color (POC) differ from White LGBT people on several areas of health and socioeconomic well-being.
This article provides a historical background to the issues African-Americans face across religious institutions in the U.S. The church has traditionally informed, influenced and guided the day-to-day lives of many African Americans. However, many LGBTQ African Americans face ignorance within … read more
This resource showcases African-American LGBTQ activists and provides resources on coming out across environments, systems, and individuals. For many African Americans, coming out involves additional cultural factors that make the process more challenging but no less rewarding. It includes having … read more
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Change Efforts and Suicide Morbidity Among Sexual and Gender Minority Adults in ColombiaSource: Williams Institute
This article examines the prevalence of suicidal ideation, planning, and attempts of LGBTQ adults.
The Relationship Between Discrimination and Substance Use Disorders Among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adults in the United StatesSource: American Journal of Public Health
This study examined the associations between three types of discrimination (sexual orientation, race, and gender) and substance use disorders in a large national sample. The results indicated that more than two-thirds of LGB adults reported at least one type of … read more
This executive summary is intended to stimulate discussion and promote greater understanding about the meaning of health equity. It provides definitions, key concepts, and a Culture of Health Action Framework which illustrates the sectors and people involved in building a … read more
This guide from Strong Families, a Forward Together initiative, is written to help LGBTQ individuals and families make informed decisions when choosing healthcare plans.