Healthcare needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual people 5

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-01-29
Session date: 
January 29, 2014
Reference: 
2014/0296
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

One in three gay and bisexual men who are black or from minority ethnic communities and more than half of lesbian and bisexual women from those communities are not open about their sexual orientation to healthcare professionals, many fearing a negative response. Many also find that GPs assume they are heterosexual and as a result their specific health needs are not met. How do you plan to tackle the barriers to accessing healthcare faced by black and minority ethnic gay people?

Answer

Answer for Healthcare needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual people 5