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Sexual Exclusion – Homophobia and health inequalities: a review (UK)

This report, published by the UK Gay Men's Health Network, highlights the diverse range of health issues affecting lesbians, gay men and bisexual people living in the UK.


Healthy People 2010 LGBT Companion Document (USA)

In 2000 sexuality orientation was recognised for the first time as a social determinant of health in the U.S. 10-year public health plan ‘Healthy People 2010'. This report is the first-ever comprehensive document on the state of LGBT health in the US.

Produced by the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)it lists specific recommendations in the following areas: quality health services, mental health, public health infrastructure, HIV, immunization and infectious diseases, tobacco, injury and violence prevention, and substance abuse.

The Second Closet: Domestic Violence in Lesbian and Gay Relationships: A Western Australian Perspective

This article was written by Lee Vickers on Family violence law and legislation; Sexual orientation Volume 3, Number 4 (December 1996)


Domestic Violence and Incest Resource Centre

Australian website focusing on domestic violence with a section specific to gay men and lesbians.

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Canadian Rainbow Health Coalition (CRHC) Social Justice Framework for GLBTT-SQ* Wellness

This PDF file is a diagrammatic representation of the effects of social justice issues on GLBTT-SQ health and wellbeing.


Mapping Homophobia in Australia - Australia Institute (Webpaper)

by Michael Flood and Clive Hamilton

This study identifies the extent of homophobia in Australia, using data from 24,718 self-completion interviews with respondents aged 14 and over.

Research as empowerment? Report of a series of seminars organised by the Toronto Group (UK)

Edited by Bec Hanley for the Toronto Seminar Group "(www.jrf.org.uk)":http://www.jrf.org.uk.

This review of the involvement of service users in the development of an ‘evidence base' for health and social care, including guidance on good practice for researchers and research funders.

This publication summarises discussions that took place at a series of seminars held around the UK to discuss a number of key issues:

* involving service users in traditional or mainstream research;
* involving service users in peer review;

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Rates and predictors of mental illness in gay men, lesbians and bisexual men and women (UK)

There is a dearth of research into the mentalhealth of gay men, lesbians and bisexualmen and women in the UK.
The aims of this paper are to assess rates and possible predictors of mental illness in these groups.
A comprehensive assessment was made of the psychological and social well-being of a sample of gay men, lesbians and bisexual men and women, identified


Mental health and social wellbeing of gay men, lesbians and bisexuals in England and Wales

The hypothesis of this study is that lesbians, gay men and bisexuals (LGB) in England and Wales have a different experience of mental health, quality of life and mental health services than heterosexual people. This study examines these three areas of experience.


"Psychiatry, Psychology, Law and Homosexuality - Uncomfortable Bedfellows"

This lecture given by The Hon Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG Justice of the High Court of Australia (pictured) at the R G Myers Memorial Lecture 2000.

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