Jump to navigation. WHEREAS, LGBTQ students who are bullied, harassed or experience a hostile, stigmatizing or disrespectful environment are more likely to experience depression and anxiety, feel excluded from the school or college community, and experience lower academic achievement and stunted educational aspirations; and. WHEREAS, to ensure academic and developmental progress, all students deserve a safe, supportive educational environment where they are treated equally and fairly, respected for who they are as a person, protected from discrimination based on real or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, and have an opportunity to participate equally in all programs and activities; and. WHEREAS, adverse health and educational consequences for transgender students are even greater than those for LGB students, and, in a national report, 26 percent of transgender students were assaulted e.
People who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender LGBT include all races and ethnicities, ages, and socioeconomic groups, and come from all parts of the U. Cigarette smoking among LGB individuals in the U. Limited information exists on cigarette smoking prevalence among transgender people; however, cigarette smoking prevalence among transgender adults is reported to be higher than among the general population of adults. The transgender population is considered especially vulnerable because of high rates of substance abuse, depression, HIV infection, and social and employment discrimination, all of which are associated with higher smoking prevalence.
The process of initiating lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT cultural competencies and educational interventions developed to increase staff knowledge on LGBT culture and health issues is discussed, including a computer-based module and panel discussion. Nurse professional development NPD practitioners can assess for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT cultural competencies in healthcare settings and initiate interventions to increase competencies as indicated. A Gallup survey conducted in the United States of , adults found that 3. There are approximately 1. One major problem with identifying numbers of people in the LGBT population is that there is limited data collection in national surveys and within individual healthcare settings, which creates invisibility of this patient population Makadon,
The European Parliament ,. Discrimination and violence against lesbian women in Africa. Calls on the European Commission, the European External Action Service and Member States to pay particular attention to the rights of lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex women in their relations with third countries, and when lending support to non-governmental organisations and human rights defenders;.