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Contact: Sophie Mohin, 914-740-2254, Smohin@liebertpub.com
Preview Issue of LGBT Health Journal Launched

New Rochelle, NY, July 29, 2013Mary Ann Liebert Inc., publishers has published the preview issue of LGBT Health,  a new peer-reviewed journal dedicated to promoting optimal healthcare for millions of sexual and gender minority persons worldwide. The Journal provides a valuable forum for members of the research, medical, and advocacy communities to present and discuss the latest research findings and critical issues related to all aspects of the health and healthcare of sexual orientation and gender identity minorities. LGBT Health is published online with Open Access options and in print. The preview issue is available free on the LGBT Health website.

“This is a historical moment for LGBT healthcare," says Editor-in-Chief William Byne, MD, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (New York, NY) in his Editorial "A New Era for LGBT Health.” “Increased recognition of LGBT health disparities together with recent progressive developments have created an extraordinary window of opportunity to profoundly lower the barriers to healthcare for LGBT-identified persons, to research the most important health concerns and needs of specific LGBT populations, and to train clinicians in the best practices to meet those needs. We must act now to ensure that this window of opportunity does not close but opens into a new era for LGBT health around the globe.”

The preview issue includes an interview with Leonard Harvey, MD, MBA, Senior Medical Director of Aetna, Southern California, which focuses on insurance issues that are especially important for LGBT individuals. In "LG(BT) Persons in the Second Half of Life: The Intersectional Influences of Stigma and Cohort," Brian de Vries, PhD, San Francisco State University, reviews the issues faced by aging LGBT individuals in terms of health, social support, and other needs. Nils Daulaire, MD, MPH, Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, presents the global scope of LGBT health issues and emphasizes the role of the World Health Organization, the health arm of the United Nations, in his article "The Importance of LGBT Health on a Global Scale."  The full table of contents of the preview issue is available on the LGBT Health website.

The full inaugural issue of the Journal, publishing in September 2013 and launching at the GLMA conference in Denver, CO, will feature a wide range of articles and topic areas aimed at clarifying LGBT health needs, defining clinical and educational best practices, identifying means to increase access to care, and educating and empowering medical consumers.

About the Journal
Spanning a broad array of disciplines, LGBT Health brings together the LGBT research, medical, and advocacy communities to address current challenges and improve the health, well-being, and patient outcomes of LGBT populations. The Journal publishes original research, review articles, clinical reports, case studies, legal and policy perspectives, and much more. LGBT Health is published quarterly online with Open Access options and in print. Sign up today to receive email alerts for LGBT Health.

About the Publisher
Mary Ann Liebert Inc., publishers is a privately held, fully integrated media company known for establishing authoritative medical and biomedical peer-reviewed journals, including AIDS Patient Care and STDs, AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses, Journal of Women’s Health, and Population Health Management. Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers pioneered the first journal on AIDS in 1983. Its biotechnology trade magazine, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN), was the first in its field and is today the industry’s most widely read publication worldwide. A complete list of the firm’s more than 70 journals, newsmagazines, and books is available on the Mary Ann Liebert Inc., publishers website.