Arno PS. The landmark ruling also delivered marital legal protections afforded to heterosexual marriages, including rights related to medical decisions, certain tax benefits and access to employee benefits. Patrick A. Each of these can be recognized as relevant health concerns for LGBT populations, but researchers and community members have questioned how disproportionate health burdens could or should translate to concrete health service [ 557 ]. This study is also limited in its ability to speak to the wide diversity of LGBT experiences.
At the same time, transgender people re-emerged to advocate for their own uniquely transgender health issues, including issues related to HIV and gender confirmation [ 4344 ].
LGBT community organizations provided health services to at leastclients in [ 8 ], suggesting that they still constitute a significant proportion of the healthcare landscape for LGBT people today. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender health: It was soon recognized that many LGB people were stigmatized when accessing services in general healthcare settings, and as a result many LGB organizations took it upon themselves to offer an alternative source of care [ 3634 ]. The Mattachine Society [ 20 ] and the Daughters of Bilitis [ 21 ].