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LGBTQ+ Inclusion and Health Disparities

Posted by: on Monday July 27, 2020

I was listening to an interview with Chasten Buttigieg, husband of Pete Buttigieg. During the interview he shared this experience…after addressing a group of people as follows: ‘Ladies and gentlemen,’ a young boy approached him. He wanted Chasten to know that his use of ‘ladies and gentlemen’ didn’t include him. This story illustrates how many of us may inadvertently exclude those in the LGBTQ+ community. Below are tips to promote inclusion. (Note: Which term should I use? shares interesting data about the preferred term to use.)

Health/economic security

Inclusiveness/cultural competency

As one article notes, in the LGBTQ+ community, language is everything. Using appropriate language promotes inclusiveness as do other behaviors.

Journal articles