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Invisible populations: LGBTQ people and federal health policy in Canada
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Invisible populations: LGBTQ people and federal health policy in Canada

Author: Nick J Mulé Affiliation: School of Social Work, York University, Toronto; Miriam Smith Affiliation: Department of Social Science, York University, TorontoOntario
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication:Canadian Public Administration, v57 n2 (June 2014): 234-255
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This article reviews the state of federal health policy discourse toward the LGBTQ population in Canada. Despite the advent of greater attention to diversity and gender mainstreaming in federal public policy and the shift to legalized rights protections for LGBTQ people, symbolized by policies such as same-sex marriage, LGBTQ health concerns continue to be marginalized in federal health policy. Based on a systematic  Read more...
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Document Type: Article
All Authors / Contributors: Nick J Mulé Affiliation: School of Social Work, York University, Toronto; Miriam Smith Affiliation: Department of Social Science, York University, TorontoOntario
ISSN:0008-4840
DOI: 10.1111/capa.12066
Language Note: English
Unique Identifier: 5588261695
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Other Titles: Invisible Populations
Responsibility: Nick J. Mulé, Miriam Smith

Abstract:

This article reviews the state of federal health policy discourse toward the LGBTQ population in Canada. Despite the advent of greater attention to diversity and gender mainstreaming in federal public policy and the shift to legalized rights protections for LGBTQ people, symbolized by policies such as same-sex marriage, LGBTQ health concerns continue to be marginalized in federal health policy. Based on a systematic review of federal policy documents and websites as well as a small number of interviews with federal policy-makers, the research demonstrates the extent to which LGBTQ health concerns are rendered invisible in federal health policy. The article suggests several ways in which a commitment to gender-based policy analysis could be expanded to take account of diverse health needs of LGBTQ Canadians.
Cet article passe en revue l'état du discours de la politique fédérale sur la santé à l'égard de la population LGBTQ au Canada. Malgré la plus grande attention accordée à la diversité et à l'intégration de la problématique des genres dans la politique publique fédérale et la tendance à légaliser la protection des droits des LGBTQ, que symbolisent des politiques comme le mariage entre personnes de même sexe, les préoccupations des LGBTQ en matière de santé continuent à être marginalisées au sein de la politique fédérale sur la santé. Se fondant sur un examen systématique des documents de politique et des sites Web du fédéral, ainsi que sur un petit nombre d'entrevues avec des décisionnaires fédéraux, l'étude démontre dans quelle mesure les préoccupations des LGBTQ en termes de santé deviennent invisibles dans la politique fédérale sur la santé. L'article propose plusieurs moyens d'élargir l'engagement envers une analyse de politique fondée sur le genre, afin de tenir compte des divers besoins de la population LGBTQ canadienne en matière de santé.
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