Publication Date: September 22nd, 2022
Publication Type(s): Policy Brief
Topic(s): Health Disparities and Health Equity, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer (LGBTQ+), Social Determinants of Health
Author(s): Lahr M, Henning-Smith C, and Gonzales G
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ+) individuals live in every community in the U.S., but may not experience equally hospitable and supportive environments. This policy brief presents findings from interviews with national LGBTQ+ support and advocacy organizations regarding challenges to physical and mental health and well-being for LGBTQ+ individuals in rural communities, as well as recommendations for improving the ability to meet the needs of LGBTQ+ individuals living in rural areas.