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Advocating for LGBTQ+ older adults: a review of the role of executive nurses

30 December 2020

Nursing Management

LGBTQ+ older adults

Over the past four decades, the number of people aged over 60 years has increased worldwide, and within this population there has been a proportional increase in...

Sexual health and well-being in later life

04 March 2020

Nursing Older People

healthy ageing

Sexual health in later life is becoming increasingly important as more people are reaching older age and are remaining sexually active well into their seventies and...

Non-biological lesbian mothers’ experiences of accessing healthcare for their children

27 January 2020

Nursing Children and Young People


Background Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) parents may have negative experiences when accessing healthcare for their children as a result of homophobia,...

Enhancing the care of transgender and non-binary patients through effective communication

02 August 2021

Nursing Standard


There is increasing evidence to suggest that transgender (trans) and non-binary people encounter significant societal discrimination, stereotypical and misleading...

Setting up a support group for men with learning disabilities who cross-dress

08 September 2022

Learning Disability Practice

Person-centred care

People with a learning disability who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or as a cross-dresser can experience multiple layers of discrimination...

Meeting the health and social care needs of LGBT+ people

03 January 2023

Nursing Standard

equality and diversity

Rapid sociocultural shifts in understanding and acceptance of variations in sexual orientation and gender identity have occurred in recent decades, and UK health and...

Issues affecting trans* young people: considerations for mental health nurses

04 August 2020

Mental Health Practice

gender identity

Trans* is an umbrella term that is used to describe a wide range of individuals who identify with a gender that is different from their assigned sex at birth. Many...

Understanding equality and diversity in nursing practice

07 December 2020

Nursing Standard

equality and diversity

Equality and diversity are terms that are used frequently in nursing, healthcare and workplace settings. Nurses’ professional standards of practice and behaviour are...

Gender diversity in nursing: time to think again

08 November 2021

Nursing Management

gender diversity

Despite recent discussions and campaigns to widen nursing’s appeal to people of diverse gender identities, it continues to be perceived as a largely female...

Supporting people with learning disabilities who identify as LGBT to express their sexual and gender identities

08 October 2020

Learning Disability Practice

sexual identity

People with learning disabilities experience many barriers that prevent them from expressing their sexuality and developing loving and sexual relationships,...