Accession Number : AD1043418


Title :   Improving Acceptance, Integration and Health among LGBT Service Members


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,30 Sep 2016,29 Sep 2017


Corporate Author : University of California Los Angeles Los Angeles United States


Personal Author(s) : Holloway, Ian ; Goldbach,Jeremy ; Castro,Carl


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1043418.pdf


Report Date : 01 Oct 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 14


Abstract : The goal of this proposal is to (a) determine the extent to which lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) service members report feelings of acceptance and integration into the military and their units post-Dont Ask, Dont Tell (DADT); (b) describe the composition and structure of LGBT service members supportive social networks; (c) determine if there are differences in behavioral health patterns among LGBT service members compared to their heterosexual counterparts and across military branch; and (d) develop a set of actionable recommendations for the Department of Defense aimed at improving the integration of LGBT service members into the military and the current system of health care and support, if needed. This project has two phases. In Phase I we (a) convened an expert panel to advise the study and (b) interview a diverse set of military service members (n=42) using a semi-structured Life History Calendar approach to develop a set of culturally appropriate measures for use in Phase II. In Phase II, following completion of formative processes, we are recruiting a sample of LGBT (n=240) and heterosexual/cisgender (n=240) service-members for participation in a quantitative survey using respondent driven sampling (RDS). To date, 47 LGBT and 31 non-LGBT service members have completed the Phase II survey. we have convened our expert panel of advisors and have completed 38 interviews with LGBT military service members.


Descriptors :   military personnel , minorities , social networks , SEXUAL ORIENTATION , behavior , policies , military medicine , interviewing , surveys


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE