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Religion & LGBTQ+ Identities: Beyond the Either/Or

This Pride Month, join Tanenbaum in celebrating the intersections of gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, and health by reading and sharing our updated resource LGBTQ+ Youth Health: The Role of Religion.

The Trevor Project’s 2022 paper, Religion and Spirituality among LGBTQ Youth, shows that one in five LGBTQ+ youth describe religion or spirituality as important. LGBTQ+ youth who report high importance of religion also report significantly lower rates of depression symptoms.

There are growing numbers of faith-based health care institutions that welcome and openly affirm LGBTQ+ individuals, yet this has not always been the case. LGBTQ+ Youth Health: The Role of Religion supports providers in respectfully considering the complex experience of health and religion for the LGBTQ+ community. Delicately balancing the multiple perspectives at the intersection of religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, and youth health enables health care professionals to provide the best care possible.

For more information on the Health Care program, email [email protected].

Tanenbaum wishes you a healthy and happy Pride!