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Mercer | LGBT Benefits around the World Survey
Purpose: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT individuals are significantly more likely to smoke compared with their heterosexual and cisgender counterparts. The purpose of this study was to explore barriers to and facilitators of smoking cessation readiness among LGBT smokers. Methods: This descriptive study used a qualitative approach. Participants also completed a brief survey that measured additional demographic characteristics and smoking behaviors. Topics explored included quit experiences, attitudes and beliefs, barriers to and facilitators of cessation, and cultural factors related to smoking behaviors.
The Report is a collection of peer-reviewed articles from professional journals regarding homosexuality from the year onward. Included are some papers prior to considered to be classic research. Included articles range from psychology, child development, mental and physical health studies. A majority of the articles the authors conducted the original research presented. In addition, several articles contain analyses of studies published by others.
The history of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people in China spans thousands of years. Unlike the histories of European and European-ruled polities in which Christianity formed the core of heavily anti-LGBT laws until recent times, non-heterosexual states of being were historically treated with far less animosity in historic Chinese states. For a period of the modern history of both the Republic of China and People's Republic of China in the 20th century, LGBT people received more stringent legal regulations regarding their orientations, with restrictions being gradually eased by the beginning of the 21st century.