Sometimes you need someone to talk to outside of Lifeline Crisis Chat hours.Sometimes you need in-person help in your local area.According to the US Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA), besides HIV/AIDS, issues related to LGBT health include breast and cervical cancer, hepatitis, mental health, substance abuse, tobacco use, depression, access to care for transgender persons, issues surrounding marriage and family recognition, conversion therapy, and refusal clause legislation, and laws that are intended to "immunize health care professionals from liability for discriminating against persons of whom they disapprove." Studies show that LGBT people experience health issues and barriers related to their sexual orientation and/or gender identity or expression.Many avoid or delay care or receive inappropriate or inferior care because of perceived or real homophobia or transphobia, and discrimination by health care providers and institutions; "Heterosexism can be purposeful (decreased funding or support of research projects that focus on sexual orientation) or unconscious (demographic questions on intake forms that ask the respondent to rate herself or himself as married, divorced, or single).
Rather, it’s about helping people find answers to very difficult questions, and she offered some examples of what those may be. I wish to live as a gay man but I have a wife and three kids. Or, “where can I find a mosque that’s safe to practise as a gay man or as a lesbian?However, he said there is research suggesting that interventions and other programs to promote healthy eating are not reaching lesbian, gay and bisexual youth in the same way they are reaching straight youth.Watson said the results of these studies could have implications for how these programs are planned and created in the future.Sometimes you want other types of resources, including information and message boards.Below is a list of websites and phone numbers for organizations that address many of the topics people talk to us about on chat.