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  • On my visit to Fort Hays State University, I had informed the track coach that I was gay. It didn’t matter to him
  • Recently, while visiting New York City, Leif got to shoot with talented photographer Thomas Synnamon. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Synnamon is based in Union City, NJ and has worked for over a decade in the fashion industry between NY and NJ. Synnamon is known for shooting dramatic images of men with an emphasis on body and beauty. His editorial-fashioned style shoots are very popular with leading modeling agencies.
  • I’m Awake Now ’cause see this: hot aspirant to Mister Chile 2017 he’s Felipe Rojas laying in bed exposing his body attributes and photographer René de la Cruz captured every shiny instant.
  • Feeling inspired by the L’Ascension du Christ. Vitaly explores human body incarnate full of passion, full of worship in every body lifted up. Although this work is realized in Moscow and you know that is very restricted to express himself, Vitaly always work so precisely and discrete.
  • I dedicate my work on this report, first, to the LGBT community, which bears a disproportionate rate of mental health problems compared to the population as a whole. We must find ways to relieve their suffering.
  • Painter and writer Richard Stabbert, however, has found a way to not only hang on to the season, but also capture it in all its beauty. In his first book, Provincetown Memories, he writes charming, yet intimate stories of the town that reads like pages out of his personal journal that tells the tales behind many of his paintings.

Eliminating LGBT health disparities and enhancing efforts to improve LGBT health are necessary to ensure that LGBT individuals can lead long, healthy lives. The many benefits of addressing health concerns and reducing disparities include: Reductions in disease transmission and progression Increased mental and physical well-being Reduced health care costs Increased longevity

Goal

Improve the health, safety, and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals.

Overview

Research suggests that LGBT individuals face health disparities linked to societal stigma, discrimination, and denial of their civil and human rights. Discrimination against LGBT persons has been associated with high rates of psychiatric disorders, substance abuse,  and suicide. Experiences of violence and victimization are frequent for LGBT individuals, and have long-lasting effects on the individual and the community. Personal, family, and social acceptance of sexual orientation and gender identity affects the mental health and personal safety of LGBT individuals.

Why Is LGBT Health Important?

Eliminating LGBT health disparities and enhancing efforts to improve LGBT health are necessary to ensure that LGBT individuals can lead long, healthy lives. The many benefits of addressing health concerns and reducing disparities include:

  • Reductions in disease transmission and progression
  • Increased mental and physical well-being
  • Reduced health care costs
  • Increased longevity

Efforts to improve LGBT health include:

  • Curbing human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) with interventions that work.
  • Implementing anti-bullying policies in schools.
  • Providing supportive social services to reduce suicide and homelessness risk among youth.
  • Appropriately inquiring about and being supportive of a patient’s sexual orientation to enhance the patient-provider interaction and regular use of care.

Efforts to address health disparities among LGBT persons include:

  • Establishment of LGBT health centers
  • Dissemination of effective HIV/STD interventions

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A note on terminology

The term “LGBT” is commonly used as shorthand for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community. It is important to note that while these groups may share some similarities, they are by no means identical in terms of their mental health issues, concerns, or needs.

While the terms lesbian, gay, and bisexual (and heterosexual) refer to someone’s sexual orientation, transgender is a term related to gender identity, or someone’s sense of being a man or woman, boy or girl. Transgender people are heterosexual, gay, lesbian, and bisexual.

The term gay typically refers to a man who is romantically and emotionally attracted to other men.

Lesbian (or gay woman) refers to a woman who is romantically and emotionally attracted to other women.

Bisexual refers to someone who is romantically and emotionally attracted to men and women. Being bisexual does not necessarily mean someone is involved in multiple relationships at once.

Some men and women may engage in same-sex behavior yet still identify as heterosexual, and some lesbian or gay people may have sexual relationships with people of the other sex. It is important not to make assumptions or judge people when it comes to sexual orientation and gender identity.

Finally, LGBT people are just as diverse as everyone else! We are old, young, rich, poor, parents, children, friends, co-workers, and on and on. Just like people with mental illness, LGBT people are everywhere and in every community!

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  • On my visit to Fort Hays State University, I had informed the track coach that I was gay. It didn’t matter to him
  • Recently, while visiting New York City, Leif got to shoot with talented photographer Thomas Synnamon. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Synnamon is based in Union City, NJ and has worked for over a decade in the fashion industry between NY and NJ. Synnamon is known for shooting dramatic images of men with an emphasis on body and beauty. His editorial-fashioned style shoots are very popular with leading modeling agencies.
  • I’m Awake Now ’cause see this: hot aspirant to Mister Chile 2017 he’s Felipe Rojas laying in bed exposing his body attributes and photographer René de la Cruz captured every shiny instant.
  • Feeling inspired by the L’Ascension du Christ. Vitaly explores human body incarnate full of passion, full of worship in every body lifted up. Although this work is realized in Moscow and you know that is very restricted to express himself, Vitaly always work so precisely and discrete.
  • I dedicate my work on this report, first, to the LGBT community, which bears a disproportionate rate of mental health problems compared to the population as a whole. We must find ways to relieve their suffering.
  • Painter and writer Richard Stabbert, however, has found a way to not only hang on to the season, but also capture it in all its beauty. In his first book, Provincetown Memories, he writes charming, yet intimate stories of the town that reads like pages out of his personal journal that tells the tales behind many of his paintings.
  • This blonde hair, blue eyed boy has really made a splash in modeling over the course of the past few months. Recently he had a photoshoot with photographer Travis Lane giving us a great sexy street look. These incredible photo give you a preview of what’s to come
  • But LGBT groups, other parents, medical professionals and the Chinese media have all applauded the move, saying it is “long overdue”. “Giving our children more knowledge about sex will help them better protect themselves in the future,” one user of the site Weibo argues
  • This small town Midwestern boy is anything but. He’s wise beyond his years and very cultured. This guy is a star! If it sounds like I’m his cheerleader well, there’s a lot to cheer about. My friend Hayden Su recently did a shoot with Jacob and my words could never do the photos justice. Enjoy these amazing shots!
  • “Vanity” captured by Hayden Su with LA model Furkan Tan for Elegant Magazine. This is the first peek at the hot bath scene with Furkan
  • Working with Matt Crawford known as Daddy Crawf 😀 was very fun. Being a popular Youtuber, Matt is surprisingly a little camera shy. Our shoot was short and sweet, while Matt presented plenty of his cute personality in the photos
  • We have posted Alexandr in the past, looking flawless with short hair, one time with Rick Day and other with Thomas Synnamon. Now the fitness hunk muse is posing for the lens of James Loy. Alexandr does not have any inconvenience to show so much skin, as long as, aesthetics dictates. James give the right touches and the edition is phenomenal. We think they really enjoy working together.
  • “Death Chanel N1” playing a rebel bad attitude two new sexy lads we have Alejandro Lillo and Ricki Rosa snapped by Jose Martinez. Style and hair by La Pelu.
  • Gran Hotel Bali at Benidorm witnessed these 3 young handsome men Alejandro Lillo, Dani Ospina and Alvaro Antoli posing in front of the lens of Spanish Jose Martinez, wearing hot underwear like ES Collection and Addicted.
  • We're creating a footprint and laying a foundation [for LGBTQ education in Iraq] by releasing guides on sexual health, security, legal issues, and gender and sexual identity
  • My aim is not to show these men as ‘beautiful’ in particular but instead showcase them as they are; sad, pretty, confused, lost and everything else along the spectrum of what we can be as humans
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