Rubab I. The purpose of this study was to explore prevalent health issues, perceived barriers to seeking health care, and utilization of health care among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT populations in New Jersey. A cross-sectional online survey was administered to self-identified LGBT people. Results identified health needs, which included management of chronic diseases, preventive care for risky behaviors, mental health issues, and issues related to interpersonal violence. Barriers to seeking health care included scarceness of health professionals competent in LGBT health, inadequate health insurance coverage and lack of personal finances, and widely dispersed LGBT inclusive practices making transportation difficult.
Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian Alliance at Rutgers University.
LGBTQA Resources – Student Health
Some of these groups are in formative stages. Some engage alumni whose communities have been marginalized through history. All bring depth and variety to the tapestry of alumni life. Spanning a wide range of class years and academic units, the group is united in its determination to help raise awareness of LGBTQIA issues in the Rutgers alumni community and to create new channels of action and dialogue through which LGBTQIA students and alumni alike can discover a fulfilling future.
Sexual and gender diversity
The latter implicates to address the often sensitive issue of sexual and gender diversity: the broad variation in identities, expressions, behaviours and feelings of attraction we see in human sexual orientation and gender identity SOGI worldwide. Beside variances in sexual orientation, people can vary in their gender identity. We speak of transgender people, or when surgery is done transsexual people, to refer to this gender variances. Transgender people can have every sexual orientation, and hence can identify either as heterosexual, lesbian, gay or bisexual, but also as transgender or queer, or without any such label. This affects their well-being and their health, and limits their access to sexual health services, information and support.