Online Nurse – A Guide to LGBT Health Resources

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people consist in every facet of society. They are diverse and come from every walk of life. It is important that the needs and perspectives of the LGBT community be considered in any public health efforts. The LGBT community should have equal rights to medical care considering that social inequality is associated with poorer health status and care. While differences in sexual behavior account for some of the differences between the LGBT community and heterosexual community, other differences have to do with social inequities. The following resources provide information on some of the health issues that affect the LGBT community.

  1. Ten Things Gay Men Should Discuss with Their Healthcare Professional (PDF): A short list of pertinent information that every man should discuss with their healthcare professional in order to save themselves from severe health problems.
  2. Sex and Sexuality: A condensed and comprehensive list of information about sexually transmitted diseases, including how to protect, prevent, and lessen the probability of transmission.
  3. STD Checkup: A test for curious gay men that want to ensure they are STD-free.
  4. Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Sexual Behavior in Men Attending an Outpatient’s Clinic for Gay Men in Gothenberg, Sweden: An abstract study comparing sexual behavior of gay men in Gothenberg, Sweden.
  5. LGBT Sexual Health: Several bulleted handouts concerning sexual health issues for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people.
  6. Natural History of AIDS/HIV: An extensive examination of the rise of AIDS/HIV and the epidemic it proposes on society.
  7. The Kinsey Institute: Sexuality Information Links: A link database covering a broad base of sexuality information links.
  8. Gay and Lesbian Organizations: A comprehensive list of gay and lesbian organizations.
  9. In Spot: An anonymous call center for those reportedly exposed to sexually transmitted diseases.
  10. Learn about Sexually Transmitted Infections and Diseases: The American Social Health Association presents information about sexually transmitted infections and diseases.
  11. Sexually Transmitted Disease Wizard: A five-minute assessment to determine whether an individual should get tested for sexually transmitted diseases.
  12. National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Responds to Alarming Rates of STDs in Teenage Girls: A study examining the alarming rates of sexually transmitted diseases in teenage girls across the United States.
  13. LGBT and STDs: Resources for those interested in how sexually transmitted diseases affect members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered communities.
  14. LGBT Survivors of Rape and Sexual Abuse: A project associated with understanding the differences and problems of rape and sexual abuse survivors.
  15. Queer Injustice: An article covering the widespread injustice that queer people face in prisons.
  16. Lesbian Sexual Assault: A categorical website addressing the various types of sexual assault that members of the LGBT communities face.
  17. Sexual Assault Statistics: Statistics involving cases of sexual assault on various segments of society.
  18. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Resources: A link database for interested parties of the LGBT community.
  19. Male Sexual Assault: An article clarifying and dissecting myth from reality regarding male sexual assault.
  20. Male Survivors of Rape and Sexual Abuse: An article detailing the experiences of male survivors of rape and sexual abuse.
  21. What about Same-Sex Rape and Sexual Assault?: A small article detailing small aspects about same-sex rape and sexual assault.
  22. The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered Health Access Project: A LGBT organization providing training to help spread awareness of LGBT healthcare.
  23. Sexual Assault and Gay Men: Myths and Realities: A clarifying outlook on sexual assault myths and realities and how it affects gay men.
  24. STDs Among Gay and Bisexual Men: An article detailing the widespread epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases among gay and bisexual men.
  25. Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Sexually Transmitted Diseases Among Gay Men: The CDC presents statistical data of sexually transmitted diseases between same-sex couples.
  26. Sexually Transmitted Diseases Among Gay Men: An article detailing the epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases among gay men.
  27. Safe Sex and STD Prevention in Men: A brief article providing safer sex tips and suggestions to prevent the spread of STDs in men.
  28. LGBT Health: The website of the National Coalition for LGBT Health.
  29. Healthy People: Information on improving the health, well-being, and safety of LGBT individuals.
  30. LGBT Patients: An article discussing how LGBT patients are reluctant and underserved when it comes to health insurance.
  31. Affordable Care Act: Information on the Affordable Care Act and how it will help give the LGBT community more health care options.
  32. LGBT Research: Research being conducted by the Institute of Medicine regarding LGBT health issues.
  33. Health Research Needs: An article discussing how more research needs to be conducted to know exactly what the needs of the LGBT communities are.
  34. HIV/AIDS: Information on HIV/AIDS from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.
  35. Healthcare Equality Index: Information from the Human Rights Campaign on the Healthcare Equality Index, a record of facilities working toward LFBT healthcare equality.
  36. Center for Population Research: Information from the Center for Population Research in LGBT Health on improving the health for gender and sexual minorities.
  37. Research Database: An LGBT health specific research database.