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[Editorial] Meeting the unique health-care needs of LGBTQ people

2015 was a landmark year in the USA for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights. In June, the US Supreme Court Obergefell vs Hodges decision upheld marriage equality for same-sex couples, suggesting a nationwide move toward the rejection of stigma associated with LGBTQ sexuality. In December, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released their annual report—Advancing LGBT Health & Well-being—which highlights substantial advances in health initiatives for LGBTQ people and their families, as well as outlining HHS objectives in LGBTQ health care for 2016.

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