Stonewall Cymru's health care project, Inside-Out, is launching a major new survey of the health care needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people in North and Mid Wales. This is the first survey in Wales to explore lesbian and gay health care experiences in North and Mid Wales. The survey has been completely devised by LGB people themselves.
Jenny Porter, Community Liaison Officer for Stonewall Cymru said, 'The Inside-Out survey is a vital part of our ongoing campaign work to ensure all lesbian, gay and bisexual people receive fair treatment.'
Jenny Porter added, 'We are still hearing of lesbians being refused smear tests simply because of their sexuality and gay men fearful to come out to their doctor in case they are sent for an HIV/AIDS test - just because they're gay. Findings from the survey will provide a clear indication of what the issues are for LGB people in health care situations and will inform our future campaigning work.'
The NHS Cymru Centre for Equality and Human Rights and steering group members from a range of local service providers are supporting the project. Findings will be presented to the Welsh Assembly Government and NHS Cymru in the spring.
To take part in the survey visit www.stonewallcymru.org.uk
For more information contact Jenny Porter 01248 370082, firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Stonewall Cymru is the all Wales lesbian, gay and bisexual campaign group. www.stonewallcymru.org.uk
2. For more information about the Inside-Out project visit www.stonewallcymru.org.uk