Noting that wellness-oriented services for lesbians was lacking, Barb became one of the first and only "out and proud" lesbian professionals to solely serve lesbian women
, bisexual women and women who partner with women from all over the United States, Canada and the world.
We need to provide our health professionals with the clinical knowledge and skills to provide adequate care to lesbian women
, gay men, bisexual men and women, and transgender and intersex people.
During 2013 this programme focussed on strengthening the resilience and resistance of young lesbian women
to homophobic stigma and discrimination, violence and the risk of HIV and Aids.
These restrictions result in a final sample size of 965,469 married and 6,502 lesbian women
Cupich's letter acknowledged the legitimate concerns of gay men and lesbian women
, as well as reiterating the church's teachings, setting a tone of respectful dialogue that other bishops would do well to model.
Over 1,600 disabled women, lesbian women
, and female sex workers participated in the quantitative surveys and 157 participated in the qualitative study.
While it is not known how many lesbian women
are reproducing, it is known that between 6 and 14 million children are being cared for by at least one gay or lesbian parent and that having two moms does not negatively impact a child's life (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2011; American Academy of Pediatrics, 2012).
The study involved eight lesbian women
interviewed across three metropolitan areas, all of whom had conceived children within planned families and were recruited through advertising.
They suggested more training for lesbian women
on feminism and women's human rights, as a basis for analysing and challenging the root causes of discrimination and exclusion and holding the state accountable to the protection of their rights.
In contrast, there are few studies on reasons for having sex among lesbian women
and those quantitative studies that have included small percentages of lesbians (e.g., Meston et al, 2009) have not usually separated out the findings for the lesbian subsamples.
This follows a decision made by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to change the church's constitution to allow willing presbyteries and governing bodies to ordain openly gay men and lesbian women
as elders, deacons and ministers.
In the field of health, lesbian women
are often discriminated against in the healthcare services because of their sexual orientation.