Health in the LGBTQ Community: Improving Care and Confronting Discrimination

Panel Discussion hosted by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and NPR

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

More than half of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Americans report that they have experienced violence, threats or harassment because of their sexuality or gender identity. Nearly one in five LGBTQ people has avoided seeking medical care for fear of discrimination. In this Forum, experts in LGBTQ health explored health disparities and discrimination that impact the LGBTQ community. Drawing from a recent poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, our panel looked at the impact of these experiences on physical and mental well-being — and what can be done to help.

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