Key Informant Perspectives on Supporting Health and Well-Being for LGBTQ+ Rural Residents, Policy Brief September 2022

December 2022 | University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center

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“Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ+) individuals live in every community in the U.S., but may not experience equally hospitable and supportive environments. ”

This policy brief presents findings from interviews with national LGBTQ+ support and advocacy organizations regarding challenges to physical and mental health and well-being for LGBTQ+ individuals in rural communities, as well as recommendations for improving the ability to meet the needs of LGBTQ+ individuals living in rural areas.