It is a common misconception that religious and LGBTQ+ identities are always at odds with each other. In reality, there is a complex relationship between sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and faith, particularly when considering health care delivery.
Tanenbaum’s paper Faith Based Health Care and the LGBT Community: Barriers and Opportunities to Equitable Care assesses the policies and practices of faith-based hospitals that promote LGBTQ+ care equity, while remaining true to faith-based values. You can access the paper here.
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