The librarian could provide access to information important to the aging GLBT population on topics such as depression and suicide, vision impairment, partner loss, visitation rights, and other issues of advancing years. Sexual orientation and health among U. Having a GLBT friendly reference librarian would increase the likelihood that they would be able to research issues that arise. Health problems of lesbian women. It may be used to refer to anyone who is non-heterosexual or non- cisgenderinstead of exclusively to people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.
The Spectre of Promiscuity:
Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Communities and Mental Health
Understanding Trauma Back to School: Health information for gay men on the internet. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Nurs Clin North Am. No information could be found in the published library or medical literature documenting either the information needs of this specific group or the types of medical library services desired by, or provided to, these individuals. The authors acknowledge that although there are many shared characteristics among these cohorts, there are also differences, including the possibility of dissimilar information needs [ 5 ]. When asked if GLBT health professionals have need of GLBT-friendly reference services, a clear majority of respondents believed they did, although again with a highly significant difference in response between GLBT and non-GLBT nonlibrarian health care professionals, probably for the same reasons as given above.
A Study of Ethics, Society, and Law. Lesbiangaybisexualand transgender LGBT topics. Retrieved 12 March The right to be different is a fundamental human right. For the purposes of this report, these four distinct groups are consolidated under the heading of GLBT persons.