Special Issue "Health Inequalities and Social Support among LGBT + Populations"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2020).
Interests: LGBT health inequalities
Interests: ageing in marginalised populations; sexuality and sexual and gender identities in social work; arts-based pedagogies; leadership and management in social work and social care
Interests: the rights of LGBT+ communities
Interests: LGBT+ lives across the life-course; LGBT+ parenting; LGBT+ ageing and end of life care; sociology of family lives and relationships of care; death, dying and bereavement
Health inequalities, that is the differences in health and healthcare experiences arising through social inequalities, is a key concern for global public health. Until recently, there has been very little attention to health inequalities on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity. Over the past five years, however, there is increasing recognition by governments and NGOs of the need to understand and address LGBT+ 1 health inequalities (e.g. UK House of Commons, 2019; European Union, 2018). There is growing evidence to demonstrate that LGBT+ people experience health inequalities when compared with heterosexual and cisgendered people. Within and among LGBT+ people, those with intersectional identities by ‘race’ and ethnicity, disability, age, religion and belief, gender identity and gender may have different experiences of health and wellbeing. Such health inequalities are acute in mental, sexual and physical health, health risk behaviours including higher rates of substance misuse, smoking, alcohol consumption, and preventing loneliness, which affects both physical and mental health.
Access to social support may be key to strengthening communities. Equal partnerships, where relationships are formally recognised and building ‘families of choice’ may be health promoting. We are interested in sources of resilience and what they bring to healthier lives and in combatting inequalities.
This special issue is interested in papers on various aspects of LGBT+ health inequalities including, but not limited to, those discussed above. We encourage the submission of inter-disciplinary and collaborative work. In particular, we seek theoretically informed papers, intervention studies, practice-focussed reports, knowledge translation studies, papers of health equity models, policy development or systematic reviews. We welcome original studies using qualitative or quantitative approaches.
- LGBT+ includes people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, non-binary and intersex.
Prof. Julie Fish
Prof. Trish Hafford-Letchfield
Dr. Michael Toze
Prof. Kathryn Almack
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- inequalities in health and health care
- social determinants of health
- LGBT+ health equity
- intersectionality and health inequalities
- minority stress theory