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Two new papers this week explain ways to improve LGBT Health: The Fenway Institute published a report on how designating LGBT people as a Medically Underserved Population
will reduce disparities and help LGBT-specific health programs. The UC, Davis Health System added sexual orientation and gender identity to electronic health records
to capture data and understand LGBT health disparities; their new paper discusses the “institutional culture change,” spin off projects and the benefits to LGBT health care recipients.
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Anti-LGB hate crimes in a community have psychological and emotional effects on LGB non-victims
, resulting in behavior change, including not disclosing one’s sexuality to others. On a positive note was that hate crimes appeared to mobilize some members of LGB communities.
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