Structural Stigma and the Health of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Populations

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Psychological research has made significant advancements in the study of stigma but has tended to focus almost exclusively on individual and interpersonal stigma processes. Recently, researchers have expanded the stigma construct to consider how broader, macrosocial forms of stigma—what we call structural stigma—also disadvantage stigmatized individuals. In this webinar, Dr. Mark L. Hatzenbuehler of the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health will review current research demonstrating that structural stigma has far-reaching health consequences for lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) people. Dr. Hatzenbuehler will also examine future directions for structural stigma research, including exploring how providers at health centers, ASOs, CBOs, and other health care organizations can mitigate the effects of structural stigma with their LGB patients.