Understanding LGBT health starts with understanding the history of oppression and discrimination that these communities have faced. The Guardian. Gay and Lesbian Rights Organizing: For example, in many cultures people who are attracted to people of the same sex—that is, those who in contemporary Western culture would identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual—are classed as a third gender with people who would in the West be classified as transgender. Temple University Press.
In many parts of the globe, political groups have arisen to denounce pink capitalisma term used to describe the incorporation of the LGBTQIA movement and sexual diversity into capitalism and the market economy ; especially as this incorporation pertains to the gay, cisgenderwestern, whiteand upper middle class communities and market.
The many benefits of addressing health concerns and reducing disparities include:. Dalhousie News. This will allow researchers and policy makers to accurately characterize LGBT health and disparities.