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What priorities for health and healthcare access do women, trans, and nonbinary people who are lesbian, bi+*, or queer (or resonate* with these experiences) in Canada have? What actions can be taken across various sectors to address these priorities? 

This research project aims to learn more about the health and healthcare access concerns for women, trans, and nonbinary people who are lesbian, bi+, or queer (or resonate with these experiences) in Canada, and to identify priorities for intersectoral action.  

By engaging in a process of community visioning through advisory committees and focus groups, this project will result in the creation of a community action plan and a pilot national survey created by, with, and for women, trans, and nonbinary people who are lesbian, bi+, or queer (or resonate with these experiences) in Canada. 

This research project is led by Dr. Brittany Jakubiec and Dr. Celeste Pang. Dr. J. Garrett-Walker is a Co-Investigator. The project is funded by a Public Health Agency of Canada Intersectoral Action Fund grant.

*What do we mean by bi+? The term “bi+” is an umbrella term used some individuals who may identify as “bi”, “bisexual” and/or “bi+”, and often includes those who are attracted romantically and/or sexually to more than one gender, otherwise called “non-monosexual”, “plurisexual”, or “middle” identities. This includes labels like pansexual, queer, omnisexual, sexually fluid, and more, and even folks who decide not to take a label. The term is an effort to unite plurisexual identities. 

*What do we mean by “resonate”? That you personally have lived experiences of moving through the world as a lesbian, bi+, or queer person. 

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For further questions, please feel free to email research@egale.ca.