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Religious refusal laws harm sexual minority mental health, study finds

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ScienceDaily, 23 May 2018. A new study led by a Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researcher has found that state laws permitting the denial of services to same-sex couples because of religious or moral beliefs harm the mental health of sexual minority adults in those states. The study, published in JAMA Psychiatry, found these laws were associated with a 46 percent increase in...

Type 2 diabetes: Sexual orientation may influence risk

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Medical News Today, Published Saturday 12 May 2018 The new study — which was led by Heather L. Corliss, a professor at San Diego State University’s Graduate School of Public Health in California — suggests that women who identify as lesbian or bisexual are at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The findings were published in the journal Diabetes Care. Read more of Type 2...

LGBT Seniors Are Being Pushed Back Into the Closet

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The Atlantic, August 31 2016 Reluctance to reveal their sexual identity is widespread among non-heterosexual senior citizens in long-term care. A recent national survey of this population by the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging—which provides support and services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender elders—found that the respondents were frequently mistreated by care-center staff...

Group interventions key to improving health of older lesbian, bisexual women, study finds

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The results of a US study suggest that group intervention is an effective tool to help aging lesbian and bisexual women improve their overall health behaviours. The study, published today in a supplement to the journal Women’s Health Issues, addresses growing concerns over health disparities amongst women in this demographic, which include elevated levels of stress, anxiety, substance abuse...

Female domestic violence victims being punished for acting in self defence, say advocates

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ABC radio, Posted 6/7/2016 at 7:12pm
Advocates are calling for a change to domestic violence laws, arguing too many victims are being punished for acting in self defence. The number of female prisoners convicted of violent offences is rising – and it is particularly high among Indigenous women.
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A qualitative study exploring social support group participation among LGBT migrants and refugees in Canada

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“It’s for us –newcomers, LGBTQ persons, and HIV-positive persons. You feel free to be”: a qualitative study exploring social support group participation among African and Caribbean lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender newcomers and refugees in Toronto, Canada BMC International Health and Human Rights 201616:18DOI: 10.1186/s12914-016-0092-0 Background Stigma and discrimination harm the wellbeing...

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