Health inequalities continue to disadvantage older LGBTQI people, report finds

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“LGBT people aged 50+ have poorer self-rated health and are more likely to have other conditions that impact their wellbeing” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Older LGBTQI people continue to experience poorer health outcomes than their heterosexual and cisgender counterparts, a new report has found. The report, published today (Wednesday 8 May 2019) by the International Longevity [….]

This Lesbian Day Of Visibility – it’s time to talk about sex

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“For our communities, sexual health is often a difficult or invisible discussion with health professionals” BY CLAUDIA CARVELL. IMAGE THE GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION Today marks Lesbian Day of Visibility, and this year it could not be more crucial. The needs of lesbian, bi and queer women are often marginalised in conversations around LGBT sexual health [….]

Trans and non-binary inclusive sexual health clinic opens in London

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Clinic offers a safe space to receive sexual health services, advice, and support BY LUCY KNIGHT. IMAGE THE GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION A trans-inclusive sexual health clinic will open at the end of the month in King’s College Hospital, south London offering sexual health services, advice and support. The Camberwell clinic is the second service to [….]

Opening up hospice care

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CEO of Martlets Hospice Imelda Glackin on how we can create LGBTQI-friendly palliative care BY IMELDA GLACKIN Martlets Hospice is a hospice in the heart of Brighton and Hove on the south coast of England. When it comes to embracing and celebrating the LGBTQI community, our city is perhaps the most flamboyantly open in the [….]

Focus on lez/bi mental health this National LBT Women’s Health Week

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LGBT charity London Friend launches new services in bid to improve mental health and wellbeing of LBT women BY KATE MARTIN Look at any research on mental health in our LGBT communities and it will tell you the same – we experience much higher rates of depression, anxiety, stress and other common mental health issues [….]

Good Sex Is… For Women Who Have Sex With Women

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LGBT Youth Scotland release latest in inclusive sexual health and relationship series BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE LGBT Youth Scotland, the largest youth and community-based organisation for LGBTQI people in Scotland, has released the latest in their Good Sex Is series …and it’s wonderful. The new guide, aimed at women who have sex with women, was written in [….]

Cervical screening campaign launched after screening rates fall to 20-year low

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Lesbian and bisexual women up to 10 times less likely to have had a cervical screening test than heterosexual women BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Public Health England has launched the Government’s first national cervical screening campaign, Cervical Screening Saves Lives, to tackle the decline in the numbers of people getting tested across the country. Working alongside The [….]