August 1, 2012
Source: Missouri Foundation for Health Publication
This paper draws on research from multiple sources, therefore a variety of terms are used to describe sexual and gender minorities (SGM). The background section of this paper presents definitions of the terms used, as well and an explanation of why one overarching term was not selected. Following the background, this issue brief explores common experiences among LGBT individuals that impact their ability to lead healthy lives. This paper concludes with a review of current policies in Missouri, and offers policy recommendations that will lead to greater health equity and improved health.