Title of Work

Intersectionality, Lived Social Realities, and LGBTQ PoC Health

Document Type



James J. Garcia

Publication/Presentation Date

May 2021


A focus on the intersectional experiences of racial/ethnic LGBTQ is important. A large body of research indicates individuals with sexual minority or gender-diverse identities have an increased risk for psychological distress compared to heterosexual counterparts. Despite an increasing focus on sexual and gender minority stress and its implications for mental health, much of this work does not address the minority stress experience associated with the social marginalization of racial/ethnic LGBTQ identities. This chapter focuses on presenting the concept of intersectionality and the real-world impact of living life at the intersections of identities for racial/ethnic LGBTQ.