The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community includes people from diverse backgrounds. Community members vary by race, ethnicity, age, income, and education. For some, sexual orientation or gender identity is central to their self-concept, while for others, this is not the case. Despite differences among LGBT people, one experience many share is that of stigma or discrimination. This social inequality is often associated with poorer health status.
The National LGBT Health Education Center provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. The Center offers a broad range of educational, technical assistance, and information resources. Visit the National LGBT Health Center at http://www.lgbthealtheducation.org/
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