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Lesbian Gay Bi Youth Line

Provides a confidential peer support phone line for lesbian, gay and bisexual youth in Ontario. Works with other organizations and agencies to provide a network of support and information to lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, two-spirited and transgendered youth. Phone numbers: 1-800-268-YOUTH (1-800-268-9688) across Ontario, or (416) 962-YOUTH (962-9688) in the 416/905 local calling area.

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Your everyday wellness guide: a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community resource

Acts as a companion to "How Well Are We Doing? - A Survey of the GLBT Population of Ottawa", the final report of the Wellness survey. Provides a guide for individuals and family members to help find services and service providers, as well as an overview of Ottawa's health care system, and information for accessing and negotiating care within that system.

Published: 2001
Creating a safe clinical environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) patients

Provides health care providers with ways to make their practice or clinic more welcoming and safe for their lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex patients. Includes ideas to update the physical environment in their clinic, add or change intake and health history form questions, improve provider-patient interviews, and increase staff's knowledge about and sensitivity to their LGBTI patients.

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Published: 2003
Systems failure: a report on the experiences of sexual minorities in Ontario's health-care and social-services systems: final re
Indicates the dimensions of systemic and individual prejudice against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered peoples. Provides recommendations for change.
Published: 1997
A community report on the health concerns of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered communities
Demonstrates to decision-makers that the lesbian/gay/transgender community experiences significant barriers to adequate health care.
Published: 1995
Caring for lesbian and gay people: a clinical guide
Offers health practitioners a comprehensive reference work in order to better treat and serve lesbian, gay and bisexual patients.
Published: 2003
The cost of homophobia: literature review of the economic impact of homophobia on Canada
Review research related to the negative results of homophobia on gays, lesbians and bisexuals (GLB), and the economic impact of such negative effects. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Positive space training manual: information and resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people and their allies
Presents a manual for delivering LGBT sensitivity training within a rural context, to increase visibility and support for these communities.
Published: 2005
Mom, Dad, I'm gay: how families negotiate coming out
Provides a resource for sexual-minority youth that supports their resiliency, determination, and diversity as well as acknowledging the hardships they may encounter.
Published: 2001
LGBT communities and substance use: what health has to do with it!
Details the needs and concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender substance users. Provides recommendations regarding support, services and programs. (See Details)
Published: 2003