Community consultations explored what the needs are for supports and services related to substance use for LGBT people in Vancouver and Richmond. Three major themes were found in the focus groups and interviews:
Accessing appropriate and effective supports and services relating to substance use and addictions; need for community information and education relating to drugs and alcohol; accessing appropriate supports and services relating to determinants of health.
"Provides a much needed overview of lesbian, gay and bisexual psychology, and examines some of the differences between lesbians, gays and bisexuals and heterosexuals...proposes a model of gay affirmative therapy, which challenges the prevailing pathologizing models."
Health disparities affecting gay and bisexual men in the United States: an introduction / Richard J. Wolitski, Ronald O. Valdiserri, and Ron Stall -- Sexual orientation and violent victimization: hate crimes and intimate partner violence among gay and bisexual males in the United States / Gregory M. Herek and Charles Sims -- Childhood sexual abuse experienced by gay and bisexual men: understanding the disparities and interventions to help eliminate them / David W. Purcell, Jocelyn D. Patterson, and Pilgrim S. Spikes, Jr. -- Prevalence of primary mental health morbidity and suicide symptoms among gay and bisexual men / Susan D. Cochran and Vickie M. Mays -- Alcohol, tobacco and drug use among gay and bisexual men / David G. Ostrow and Ron Stall -- Sexually transmitted infections among gay and bisexual men / Ronald O. Valdiserri -- Hepatitis A, B, and C virus infections among men who have sex with men in the United States: transmission, epidemiology, and intervention / Scott D. Rhodes and Leland J. Yee -- HIV infection among gay and bisexual men / Patrick S. Sullivan and Richard J. Wolitski --Interacting epidemics and gay menâ€™s health: a theory of syndemic production among urban gay men / Ron Stall, Mark Friedman, and Joseph A. Catania -- Health disparities for homosexual youth: the children left behind / Gary Remadfedi -- The unique experiences of older gay and bisexual men: associations with health and well-being / Arnold H. Grossman -- Social discrimination and health outcomes in African-American, Latino, and Asian/Pacific Islander gay men / Rafael DiÂ´az, John L. Peterson, and Kyung-Hee Choi -- Access to optimal care among gay and bisexual men: identifying barriers and promoting culturally competent care / Rajeev Ramchand and Claude Earl Fox -- Moving the field forward: a strategic framework to develop health research among MSM communities / Ron Stall, Ronald O. Valdiserri, and Richard J. Wolitski