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Resources by Topic: LGBT

HIV Testing Among Transgender Women and Men — 27 States and Guam, 2014-2015
Reports on HIV testing behaviors among transgender women, transgender men, gay and bisexual men, and heterosexual men and women. Includes metropolitan and nonmetro demographics for each group, and metro and nonmetro data on HIV testing for transgender men and women.
Author(s): Marc A. Pitasi, Emeka Oraka, Hollie Clark, Machell Town, Elizabeth A. DiNenno
Location: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 66(33), 883-887
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Advancing Best Practices in Behavioral Health for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Boys and Men
Highlights approaches for providing effective services and addressing behavioral health disparities. Directed toward clinicians, substance abuse counselors, program coordinators, educators, community group leaders, policy makers and staff, funding agencies, and other stakeholders. Includes descriptions of sample programs.
Author(s): Kevin L. Nadal, Ford Kuramoto, Patrick Lin
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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LGBTQ Healthcare: Building Inclusive Rural Practices
Discusses the challenges rural LGBTQ individuals face in accessing quality care and what rural healthcare providers can do to improve the healthcare experience for this patient population.
Author(s): Zachary Toliver
Location: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Disclosure of Sexual Orientation and Uptake of HIV Testing and Hepatitis Vaccination for Rural Men Who Have Sex With Men
Examines national survey data of rural men who have sex with men to determine whether disclosing their sexual identity to healthcare providers was associated with an increase in HIV testing and hepatitis vaccinations.
Author(s): Nicholas Metheny, Rob Stephenson
Location: Annals of Family Medicine, 14(2), 155-158
Date: 03/2016
Type: Document
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Stakeholders' Recommendations to Improve Patient-Centered "LGBTQ" Primary Care in Rural and Multicultural Practices
Discusses the results of a pilot study to identify the need to improve primary care practices when treating rural and ethnic-minority lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender (LGBT) and queer persons within the mostly rural and multicultural state of New Mexico, and offers guidelines to enhance services for the LGBT population within clinical settings.
Author(s): Miria Kano, Alma Rosa Silva-Bañuelos, Robert Sturm, Cathleen E. Willging
Location: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 29(1) 156-160
Date: 02/2016
Type: Document
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Elder Mistreatment in Underserved Populations: Opportunities and Challenges to Developing a Contemporary Program of Research
Explores gaps in current knowledge, identifies barriers that have slowed progress in research, and offers recommendations to advance the field.
Author(s): Lori L. Jervis, Sherry Hamby, Scott R. Beach, et al.
Location: Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 28(4-5), 301-319
Date: 2016
Type: Document
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Violent Victimization and Substance Dependency: Comparing Rural Incarcerated Heterosexual and Sexual Minority Women
Reports findings from a study of rural Appalachian women prisoners that looked at sexual identity and violent victimization experiences as they relate to alcohol and drug use.
Author(s): Melanie D. Otis, Carrie B. Oser, Michele Staton-Tindall
Location: Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 16(1-2), 176-201
Date: 2016
Type: Document
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A Persistent Disparity: Smoking in Rural Sexual and Gender Minorities
Examines the connection between sexual and gender minorities (SGM), rural residency, and smoking by conducting surveys at 6 Missouri Pride Festivals and online in 2012. Provides a comparison between urban and rural SGM demographics and smoking status.
Author(s): Keisa Bennett, Jane A. McElroy, Andrew O. Johnson, et al.
Location: LGBT Health, 2(1), 62–70
Date: 03/2015
Type: Document
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An Examination of Hate and Bias Incidents in Pennsylvania, 1999 – 2012
Examines hate and bias incidents in Pennsylvania to compare their frequency, nature and impact on urban and rural communities.
Author(s): R. Barry Ruback, Andrew Gladfelter, Brendan Lantz
Date: 03/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
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Immigrant Sexual Minority Latino Men in Rural North Carolina: An Exploration of Social Context, Social Behaviors, and Sexual Outcomes
Describes key social variables for rural immigrant sexual minority Latino men and examines associations with consistent condom use, number of sex partners, and sexual compulsivity. Includes social behavior and contextual variables, such as language use, ethnicity of close friends, internet and email habits, among others.
Author(s): Paul A. Gilbert, Scott D. Rhodes
Location: Journal of Homosexuality, 61(8), 1131-1151
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
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