Corktown Health

LGBTQ African-Americans face multiple health care hurdles

By Latonya Riddle-Jones For MediaNews Group – Mar 4, 2021

As we celebrate Black History Month and honor the contributions of African-Americans to our history, the nation continues to battle serious issues regarding equal treatment of disenfranchised individuals, including in health care.

For African-Americans identifying as LGBTQ, like many of Corktown Health Center’s patients, the barriers to successful physical and mental health treatment can get even higher. Biases come from multiple angles and hinder progress or even discourage treatment.

Mental health struggles of the Black LGBT population are exacerbated by forces such as racism and poverty.

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