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Resources by Topic: LGBTQ+

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
Citation: 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 examining primary care practices when treating rural and ethnic-minority lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons within the mostly rural and multicultural state of New Mexico, and offers guidelines to enhance services for the LGBTQ population within clinical settings.
Author(s): Miria Kano, Alma Rosa Silva-Bañuelos, Robert Sturm, Cathleen E. Willging
Citation: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 29(1) 156-160
Date: 02/2016
Type: Document
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Outness, Stigma, and Primary Health Care Utilization among Rural LGBT Populations
Examines if a relationship exists between higher levels of stigma and/or lower levels of outness with less access to primary healthcare services for rural LGBT populations. Includes demographic statistics by race, ethnicity, orientation, relationship status, education, and other statistics regarding healthcare access and utilization.
Author(s): J. Whitehead, John Shaver, Rob Stephenson
Citation: PLoS One, 11(1)
Date: 01/2016
Type: Document
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Rural Health Disparities and Inequalities: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Health in Rural Missouri
Presents information and statistics on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) healthcare services in rural Missouri. Covers a rural versus urban comparison of healthcare coverage by sexual orientation/identity, percent of poor households, and more. Discusses LGBT, HIV/AIDS, and transgender care.
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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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.
Citation: 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
Citation: Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 16(1-2), 176-201
Date: 2016
Type: Document
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Webinar: Serving Transgender Survivors of Sexual and Domestic Violence Webinar
Webinar produced for the Nebraska Coalition discussing transgender and gender-nonconforming vocabulary, cultural competency, and rates of sexual violence and domestic violence. Describes the role of human service and healthcare providers in increasing access to care, including rural service delivery and particular issues facing rural trans populations. Presents statistical data on transgender demographics and rates of violence.
Date: 08/2015
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: FORGE
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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 through surveys conducted online and at six Missouri Pride Festivals in 2012. Provides a comparison between urban and rural SGM demographics and smoking status.
Author(s): Keisa Bennett, Jane A. McElroy, Andrew O. Johnson, Niki Munk, Kevin D. Everett
Citation: 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, and more.
Author(s): Paul A. Gilbert, Scott D. Rhodes
Citation: Journal of Homosexuality, 61(8), 1131-1151
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
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