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Resources Directory Universal Recommendations Recognition Evidence Exchange - The Lesbian & Gay Foundation Free online database of LGB&T statistics on a range of topics. LGB&T Communities: A Summary for Joint Strategic Needs Assessments – The Lesbian & Gay Foundation, 2011 This summary makes the case for the importance of LGB&T evidence and introduces strategic level health professionals to some of the key health issues facing the LGB&T communities. Sexual Orientation: A guide for the NHS - Stonewall, 2012 A guide for the NHS on working towards equality for LGB patients and staff with action plans and case studies Stonewall Healthcare Equality Index - Stonewall, 2013 Findings from Stonewall’s Healthcare Equality Index, a tool to benchmark the health sector on sexual orientation equality. Sexual Orientation: The Equality Act Made Simple - Stonewall, 2012 A guide for public bodies on the Equality Act and embedding sexual orientation equality in their work How to be LGBT Friendly – Prism, the LGBT Forum for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland 30 Practical Ways to Create a Welcoming Environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People. 25 ways to be LGB friendly – Bradford LGB Strategic Partnership, 2011 Bradford Equity Partnership’s guide to LGB inclusion. GLADD – US LGBT Media Advocacy Organisation GLAAD amplifies the voice of the LGB&T community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organisations to communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality. Reducing Health Inequalities for LGB&T people – Department of Health, 2007 Set of 13 briefing papers produced by the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Advisory Group

Engagement The LGBT Community Tool A brief introduction to some of the challenges in involving LGB&T people, and some suggestions for overcoming these barriers. Developed in consultation with local planning departments and LGB&T organisations, giving an LGB&T slant on the National Standards for Community Engagement. Engaging LGBT People in Your Work A Stonewall Scotland Good Practice Programme Guide


LGBT Health Inclusion Project A project to consult LGB&T people in Brighton and Hove on their healthcare and council service needs and to influence future provisions. Engaging Queenslanders:
A guide to working with Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) communities – Australia Developed to support government staff in engaging with, and delivering services to, LGBTI communities.

Monitoring Everything you always wanted to know about sexual orientation monitoring – The Lesbian & Gay Foundation & NHS North West, 2011 A best practice guide to implementing sexual orientation monitoring, available as an online workbook and a PDF. Monitoring sexual orientation in the health sector – Stonewall, 2006 A report commissioned by the Department of Health to review monitoring of sexual orientation in the health sector. Using Monitoring Data: Making the most of sexual orientation data collection - Stonewall, 2012 A guide exploring the benefits of sexual orientation data collection, how to do it and what do with data The Effects of Monitoring on Mainstreaming Sexual Orientation Equality – LGBT Consortium A report looking at the effects of monitoring sexual orientation in mainstream demographic datasets. Sexual%20Orientation%20Equality.pdf Improving sexual orientation monitoring – EHRC, 2010 A resource to support implementation of sexual orientation monitoring in the UK. pdf Monitoring Gender Nonconformity: A Quick Guide – GIRES, 2012 The Gender Identity Research and Education Society’s guide to monitoring gender nonconformity. Researching and monitoring adolescence and sexual orientation: Asking the right questions, at the right time – EHRC, 2010 Equality and Human Rights Commission paper providing an overview of the evidence and issues involved in monitoring sexual orientation of young people.

Service Provision Pride in Practice: Excellence in LGB Healthcare – The Lesbian & Gay Foundation, 2012 Pride in Practice is a benchmarking tool identifying GP surgeries that are fully committed to assuring that their LGB patients are treated fairly and able to discuss their issues openly with their GP or healthcare provider. Navajo Charter Mark – Lancashire LGBT Lancashire LGBT’s charter mark for LGB&T friendly service provision. Not ‘just’ a friend: best practice guidance on health care for lesbian, gay and bisexual service users and their families - RCN & UNISON In the pink: Providing excellent care for LGB people - NHS Leicester A practical guide for GPs and other health practitioners


Hospital accommodation for trans people and gender variant children – EHRC The Chief Nursing Officer’s guidance for NHS organisations on how to preserve the privacy and dignity of trans people using hospital accommodation. Top 10 Things Lesbians Should Discuss with Their Healthcare Provider – Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (US) A helpful summary of the top ten the health issues GLMA’s healthcare providers have identified as most commonly of concern for lesbians. Top 10 Things Gay Men Should Discuss with Their Healthcare Provider – Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (US) A helpful summary of the top ten the health issues GLMA’s healthcare providers have identified as most commonly of concern for gay men. Top 10 Things Transgender Persons Should Discuss with Their Healthcare Provider – Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (US) A helpful summary of the top ten the health issues GLMA’s healthcare providers have identified as most commonly of concern for trans people. Quick Tips for Caregivers of Transgender Clients – LGBT Aging Centre 10 Tips for Working with Transgender Individuals: A Guide for Health Care Providers – LGBT Aging Centre

The Public Health Outcomes Framework Because of the overlap in topic areas between domains, the resources are grouped together under topic headings rather than indicator references.

Cancer and Screening Lesbian and bisexual women with breast cancer: Policy briefing – Breast Cancer Care Presents evidence about perceptions of risk, time of presentation or diagnosis, visibility and targeting, access to emotional support and information, and issues for carers. The document makes recommendations for commissioners, healthcare professionals, policymakers and cancer charities. Are You Ready for Your Screen Test? – The Lesbian & Gay Foundation, 2011 The final summary and academic reports from the LGF’s Are You Ready for Your Screen Test? campaign, about the attitudes, experiences and uptake of cervical screening in the lesbian, gay and bisexual women’s community of the North West. Are You Ready for Your Screen Test? A Guide to Cervical Screening for Lesbian & Bisexual Women – The Lesbian & Gay Foundation, 2011 Information on cervical screening for lesbian and bisexual women. Supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people with cancer: a practical guide for cancer and other health professionals – De Montfort University, 2012 Practice guidance for health and social care professionals with six case studies.


Cervical screening in lesbian and bisexual women. A review of the worldwide literature using systematic methods - De Montfort University, 2009 Review commissioned by the NHS Cervical Screening Programme presenting available current knowledge about transmission of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV); prevalence and risk factors; health behaviours; screening experiences and risk perceptions and contribute to the identification of good practice and of further actions to reduce health inequalities. Prostate Cancer and Your Sex Life - Prostate Cancer UK, 2012 A booklet for men who want to know how prostate cancer and its treatment can affect their sex life, including information for gay, bisexual and trans men. US National LGBT Cancer Network The National LGBT Cancer Network provides education, training and advocacy to improve the lives of LGB&T cancer survivors and those at risk. Exploring the needs of gay and bisexual men dealing with prostate cancer - Prostate Cancer UK & Stonewall, 2013 An overview of the needs of gay and bisexual men with prostate cancer.

Mental Health Mental health issues within lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) communities – Department of Health Briefing MIND Sexuality and Mental Health Page - MIND Information on LGB mental health and links to LGB specific organisations. PACE Mental Wellbeing Resources – PACE PACE has a range of resources for professional information and personal use. MindOut – MIND LGB&T Mental Health Project in Brighton and Hove. Briefing on LGB Mental Health – Stonewall The Pink Practice Counselling and Psychotherapy for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities Pink Therapy The UK’s largest independent therapy organisation working with gender and sexual diversity clients. Not safe for us yet: The experiences and views of older lesbians, gay men and bisexuals using mental health services in London. – Opening Doors Project, Age UK A report about older people’s experiences of using mental health services. Outcome – Islington Mental Health Service User group Outcome is a day centre facility for LGB&T people with mental health problems, providing a range of support services. Liverpool LGBT Mental Health Strategy Network LMHC has a strategy group to look at the specific needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people.


Violence and Crime Broken Rainbow National LGBT Domestic Violence support organisation. Scotland’s LGBT Domestic Abuse Project Scottish domestic violence and abuse support project, provides information for service providers and patients. LGBT Domestic Violence Forum National forum for practitioners working with LGB&T domestic violence and abuse issues. Men’s Advice Line Gay and Bisexual Men’s Resources National helpline and web pages for men affected by same-sex domestic violence and abuse. Briefing on LGB Domestic Violence – Stonewall Women’s AID Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Resource Page National agency supporting women affected by domestic violence. CAADA Briefing on LGBT Domestic Violence A good briefing from one of the national agencies working on domestic violence London LGBT Advisory Group A voluntary group of independent LGB&T advisors working with the Metropolitan Police Service at New Scotland Yard. GALOP Galop has provided over 25 years of advice, support, research and lobbying around the issues of LGB&T policing. Safer Schools Pack – The Lesbian & Gay Foundation The LGF’s Safer Schools Packs help schools challenge homophobic bullying, support their LGB students and promote understanding, as part of its Enough is Enough! Action Against Homophobia campaign.

HIV & Sexual Health Health Prevention England HIV Prevention England is the new national HIV prevention programme for England, delivering a coordinated programme of HIV prevention work with UK-based African people and with gay men/men who have sex with men (MSM) It works closely with African and gay communities, faith communities, NHS clinics, the Health Protection Agency and Public Health England. NAM NAM provides independent, clear and accurate information about HIV and AIDS. Bisexual health: An introduction and model practices for HIV/STI prevention programming – National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (US) A unique fact sheet on HIV prevention work with bisexual communities. HIV in Transgender Populations – US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (US) A summary document about HIV in Transgender communities in the US, setting out the high prevalence of HIV infection in this community.


8 Best Practices for HIV Prevention among Trans People – US Centre of Excellence for Transgender Health, 2009 A simple hand-out on HIV prevention work with Trans communities. SW5I Website for sex workers written by sex workers and supported by the sex worker project in London HOOK Online – International International website for sex workers, based in the US as a registered charity.

Drug and Alcohol Use A Provider’s Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals – SAMSHA (US Federal Agency) (2012) A short guide for substance abuse treatment providers on supporting LGB&T individuals. Antidote – London’s LGBT Specific Substance Misuse Service ANTIDOTE is the UK’s only LGB&T targeted drug and alcohol service, offering a range of harm-reduction services and referral to detox and rehab. CDC Briefing on LGBT Drug Use – US Includes a provider briefing on supporting LGB&T clients. CODA Briefing on Drug use and LGBT Youth – Canada Queensland Fact Sheet on Drug and Tobacco Use in LGBT Communities – Australia Drug, Alcohol and Smoking in LGBT Communities – Australia National LGBT Health Alliance briefing on drugs, alcohol and smoking.

Smoking Smoking Out a Deadly Threat: Tobacco Use in the LGBT Community – American Lung Association This report takes an in-depth look at the needs of the LGB&T population that bears an unequal burden of smoking risk and tobacco related disease. Briefing on Smoking in the LGBT Community – US DC LGBT Centre briefing on smoking, good overview document. National LGBT Tobacco Control Network – US Great umbrella resource site, including resources for starting tobacco conversations with LGBT communities. LGBTQI STOMP Project – US (New Mexico) A state-wide initiative to tackle smoking in the LGBTIQ community, includes community resources.


End of Life Care The route to success in end of life care – achieving quality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people - National Enfd of Life Care, 2012 This National End of Life Care Programme guide offers guidance and advice for those working with LGB&T people, and for LGB&T people themselves, whether giving or receiving end of life care.,-gay,-bisexual-and-transgender-people.aspx Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender toolkit – Kent County Council, 2011 Staff toolkit to promote and embed good practice in residential and nursing care when working with LGB&T people in residential and nursing care. live_at_home/residential_and_nursing_care.aspx Bereavement: A guide for Transsexual, Transgender people and their loved ones This booklet has been produced to assist bereaved trans people or friends, or the family of a trans person who has died. It will also inform professionals such as coroners, pathologists, mortuary staff and undertakers to understand the particular needs of trans people in the circumstances of death.

Housing Stonewall Housing Provides housing advice and supported housing for LGB&T people. Adviceline: 020 7359 5767 Delivering housing services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender customers – Chartered Institute of Housing, 2011 Developed in partnership with Stonewall, Stonewall Housing and the Albert Kennedy Trust, this CIH best practice brief which looks at how housing providers can deliver equal and accessible housing services to LGB&T customers. LGBT_customers

LGB&T Populations and Minorities within LGB&T NHS Choices has specific sections on lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans health US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention LGB&T Health Webpages – CDC (US) An excellent US federal resource on LGB&T health and health inequalities. UCSF’s Center for LGBT Health & Equity - University of California (US) One of the international centres for LGB&T health research and evidence base. How to Close the LGBT Health Disparities Gap – Krehely J., 2009 An American think-tank document outlining the health disparities LGB&T populations face, looking at why these disparities occur, and examining why there is a need for better data on these populations and what can be done to solve this problem. The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding – Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (US) To help assess the state of the science, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) asked the IOM to evaluate current knowledge of the health status of LGB&T populations; to identify research gaps and opportunities; and to outline a research agenda to help NIH focus its research in this area.


Sexual Orientation The Lesbian & Gay Foundation The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF) is a vibrant charity with a wide portfolio of well-established services and a rapidly developing range of new initiatives aimed at meeting the needs of LGB people. It campaigns for a fair and equal society where all lesbian, gay and bisexual people can achieve their full potential, and its mission is: ‘Ending Homophobia, Empowering People.’ Stonewall Stonewall is a professional lobbying group campaigning on behalf of LGB people. Stonewall also works with a whole range of agencies to address the needs of LGB people in the wider community. In addition Stonewall promotes new research on issues such as hate crime, lesbian health and homophobic bullying in schools. Metro Centre The Metro Centre works in partnership with statutory and voluntary organisations serving LGB&T people and those questioning their sexuality. It aims to promote health and well-being through a variety of services. In doing so, it challenges heterosexism and homophobia and other forms of discrimination. Consortium of National LGB&T Organisations National membership organisation focusing on the development and support of LGB&T groups, projects and organisations. Beyond tolerance: Making sexual orientation a public matter – EHRC 2009 A report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission on the progress and challenges faces by LGB people in 2009. Sexual Orientation: A guide for the NHS - Stonewall, 2012 A guide for the NHS on working towards equality for lesbian, gay and bisexual patients and staff with action plans and case studies

Gender Identity Department of Health Briefing paper 11 Gender Identity Produced by the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Advisory Group with the Department for Health. World Professional Association for Transgender Health – Standards of Care Now in its seventh edition, the standards of care are based on the best available science and expert professional consensus. Guidelines for health organisations commissioning treatment services for trans people These guidelines have been produced by the Parliamentary Forum for Gender Identity to assist commissioners to make appropriate decisions in respect of providing funding for all aspects of the treatment required by people experiencing any degree of gender dysphoria. NON-GENDERED – Fighting for Legal Recognition Campaign for the recognition of non-gendered individuals.

Gay Men’s Health Gay and Bisexual Men’s Health – Stonewall


Lesbian Health Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Health – Stonewall Women’s Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s fact sheets – US Federal Women’s Health Website A selection of American fact-sheets created by the federal office for Women’s health.

Bisexual Health BiCon BiCon is an annual gathering for bisexual people, their friends, partners and anyone with a supportive interest in bisexuality. Bisexuality and Mental Health – Biphoria, 2013 A guide produced by Biphoria, a Manchester-based support and social group for bisexual and bicurious people. Department of Health Briefing paper 7 Bi Community News National online and print newsletter for the bisexual community American Institute of Bisexuality The American Institute of Bisexuality encourages, supports and assists research and education about bisexuality, through programs likely to make a material difference and enhance public knowledge, awareness and understanding about bisexuality.

Transgender Health WPATH - World Professional Association for Transgender Health The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) is a professional organisation devoted to the understanding and treatment of gender identity disorders. Center of Excellence for Transgender Health – US based resource supported by the University of California The mission of the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health is to increase access to comprehensive, effective, and affirming health care services for trans and gender-variant communities. Health Care Rights and Transgender People – LGBT Aging Centre Snapshot: Advancing Transgender Equality – LGBT Aging Centre

Black and Minority LGB&T NAZ Project Resources A range of written resources about BME LGB&T issues in the UK. Briefing on the needs of ethnic minority LGB individuals and communities – Stonewall Black Gay Pride UK UK Black Pride promotes unity and co-operation among all Black people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American descent, as well as their friends and families, who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender.


Disabled LGB&T Briefing on the needs of disabled LGB individuals and communities – Stonewall On Safe Ground - LGBT disabled people and community groups - Scottish Report, 2006 Equality Network and Disability Rights Commission research into the participation of LGB&T people with a disability in community groups and voluntary organisations. REGARD – LGBT Disability Charity Regard aims to raise awareness of disability issues within the LGB&T communities, and to raise awareness of sexuality issues within disability communities. Norfolk Association of LGBT Disabled People The Norfolk Association of Disabled LGBT People was set up in February 2010 to prevent the social isolation that affects many LGB&T disabled people. Blind International LGBT Pride – International, including UK specific networks Blind LGBT Pride aims to provide for the betterment of the lives of those who are visually impaired and who are LGB&T. ReachOut US (US) ReachOut USA focuses on the intersection between disability and LGB&T concerns. Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf – US & Canada RAD is a non-profit organization working to establish and maintain a society of Deaf GLBT, to encourage and promote the educational, economical, and social welfare; to foster fellowship; to defend the rights; and advance interests of Deaf LGB&T citizens concerning social justice.

Faith LGB&T Faithbook - The Lesbian & Gay Foundation, 2011 This resource aims to reassure LGB&T people that whatever thier personal beliefs there will be others who can support them both within thier faith and in their sexual orientation. Faithbook lists all major faith beliefs in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity and some local, national and international groups and contacts for further information . Lesbian and Gay Christians The Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement is a UK-based international charity which challenges homophobia and transphobia, especially within the Church and faith based organisations, as well as working to create and pray for an inclusive church. Quest Quest is a group for LGB Catholics. Its purpose is to proclaim the gospel so as to sustain and increase Christian belief among homosexual men and women. Imaan Imaan supports LGB&T Muslim people, their families and friends, to address issues of sexual orientation within Islam. It provides a safe space and support network to address issues of common concern through sharing individual experiences and institutional resources. SAFRA Project The Safra Project is a resource project working on issues relating to lesbian, bisexual and/or transgender women who identify as Muslim religiously and/or culturally (Muslim LBT women).


The World Congress of LGBT Jews – International Keshet Ga’avah consists of around 50 member organisations including in the UK. It holds conferences and workshops representing the interests of LGB&T Jews around the world. Gay and Lesbian Vaishnava Association – International An international organization dedicated to the teachings of Lord Caitanya. Its purpose is to educate Vaishnavas, Hindus and the public in general about the “third sex” as described in Vedic literatures (LGB&T). SARBAT Sarbat is a social and support group for LGB&T Sikhs. It offers a platform for like-minded Sikhs from all walks of life and aim to promote the LGB&T Sikh cause in a fair and courteous manner.

Trans Trans: A Practical guide for the NHS – Department of Health A comprehensive guide to support the NHS in providing better support to trans patients and staff. Gendered Intelligence Resource Pages An online resources for trans people produced from a range of organisations and services. GIRES Resources - GIRES A charity which provides Information for trans people, their families and the professionals who care for them. UK Intersex Association The United Kingdom Intersex Association (UKIA) is an education, advocacy, campaigning and support organisation which works on behalf of Intersex people. Intersex people are individuals whose anatomy or physiology differ from contemporary cultural stereotypes of what constitute typical male and female. The Beaumont Society The Beaumont Society is a national self-help body run by and for those who cross-dress or are transsexual. Depend Voluntary organisation whose aim is to provide support, advice and information for anyone who knows, or is related to, a transsexual person in the UK. Press for Change Press for Change has been a key lobbying and legal support organisation for trans people in the UK since its formation in 1992.

Bisexuality The Bisexuality Report: Bisexual inclusion in LGBT equality and diversity - The Open University, 2012 Research review of evidence relating to bisexual communities. Briefing on the needs of bisexual individuals and communities – Stonewall Bisexual health factsheet – Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (US) Summary sheet on bisexual health evidence base from the US.


Rainbow Health Bisexual Factsheet – Ontario Rainbow Health (Canada) Summary fact sheet on bisexual health from the US. Bisexual Resource Centre – US The BRC is the oldest national bi organization in the US that advocates for bisexual visibility and raises awareness about bisexuality throughout LGB&T and straight communities.

Older LGB&T Working with Older Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual People: A Guide for Care and Support Services - Stonewall, 2012 A guide for care and support services on delivering inclusive services for older LGB people Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders Resources – SAGE (US) Set of resources to support older LGB&T people and service providers. Supporting older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender people: a Checklist for Social Care Providers – Opening Doors London Don’t look back: Improving health and social care service delivery for LGB older people. – Equality and Human Rights Commission. The Last Outing – University of Nottingham Study exploring end of life care experiences and concerns of older LGB&T people Improving the Lives of Transgender Older Americans – Trans Equality Federal Update: ACA and Gender Discrimination – LGBT Aging Center I Have a New Transgender Client...Now What? (specifically written for aging services providers) – LGBT Aging Center Fear, Discrimination, and Abuse: Transgender Elders and the Perils of Long-Term Care – LGBT Aging Center Medicare Benefits and Transgender People – Trans Equality Veterans Administration Transgender Health Care Policy – Trans Equality (trans people are veterans at FAR higher rates than LGB older adults and the general public) Stories from the Field (LGBT discrimination in long-term care facilities) – National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (US) General trans aging publications are available at FORGE’s website:

LGB&T Children and Adolescents Challenging Homophobic Language - Stonewall, 2009 A guide to tackling homophobic language in schools and the education sector Albert Kennedy Trust Supporting young LGB&T people who are experiencing housing problems or abuse at home. Helpline 020 7831 65


Mermaids Mermaids is a support group originally formed in 1995 by a group of parents who were brought together as a result of their children’s longstanding gender identity issues. FFLAG Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (FFLAG) is a national voluntary organisation supporting the parents and families of LGB people. 0845 652 0311 Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Adolescents: Facts of Families resource – American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry A simple and positive guide for parents of LGB adolescents. Researching and monitoring adolescence and sexual orientation: Asking the right questions, at the right time - EHRC A report from the EHRC and University of York on monitoring of sexual orientation in adolescence. pdf A Guide for Parents and Family Members of Trans People in the UK – Gendered Intelligence Basic information for those coming across trans for the first time or for those who have questions about their loved one’s future. Coming Out: A coming out guide for trans young people – LGBT Youth Scotland LGBT Youth Scotland’s Green Light Project is a national programme to support LGB&T young people to come out. I think I might be Transgender, What do I do? Youth orientated resource for young people struggling with their gender identity.


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Resources Directory on LGBT issues May 2013

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Resources Directory on LGBT issues May 2013