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Finding a safe place to explore sexual identity

08 June 2011

Learning Disability Practice


This article describes the role of Mingle, a support group for people with learning disabilities who identify as lesbian, gay, transgender or bisexual. The service...

Out in the open

01 February 2006

Nursing Standard

Clinical digest

Health services are among the worst employers for gay, lesbian and transgender staff, according to the campaign group Stonewall – some nurses have even been...

Testing the limits

10 May 2011

Nursing Standard

On the cover

A steep rise in the number of HIV positive people has led to calls for routine screening in areas with a high incidence of the infection.

How healthcare professionals can support older LGBTQ+ people living with dementia

03 July 2019

Nursing Older People


Older lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and others (LGBTQ+) people living with dementia have specific needs related to their sexual orientation and identity that...

Smoking and vaping among lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people: results of a Proud2BSmokefree survey

07 December 2017

Cancer Nursing Practice

Evidence & practice

There is evidence of a causal link between smoking and cancer, and its effects on cancer survivorship. Smoking is common among the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans...

Home is where the hate is

01 July 2006

Nursing Standard


Domestic violence and abuse are areas where health professionals often fear to tread, feeling that they have insufficient information and expertise to be able to...

From the heart

29 March 2011

Nursing Standard


RCN congress will next month hear the argument that gay men should be able to donate blood, overturning a blanket ban since the 1980s.

Shaping the service to fit the person

08 February 2011

Nursing Standard


The needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people go far beyond sexual health. NHS trusts are in the process of ensuring mainstream services are meeting these...

Pride and prejudice

06 February 2008

Nursing Standard


Prejudice in health services towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people still exists, even though much has changed since the 1950s.

Policing hate crime

13 February 2007

Nursing Standard


A partnership between nurses at a London sexual health clinic and local police officers helps police in their work combating hate crime.