Research and Practice with LGBTQ+ Populations: What You Need to Know
University of Maryland Prevention Research Center
University of California San Francisco Prevention Research Center
LGBTQ+ people are more likely to experience a host of mental, behavioral, and physical health inequities (e.g., mental health, substance use, cancer, cardiovascular disease, weight control behaviors) as a result of stigma and misunderstanding. This document is meant to provide researchers and service providers basic information on sexual orientation and gender identity, the LGBTQ+ community, and the health needs of LGBTQ+ people.