Author Information

Tyler Davis


This article aims to share and raise awareness of LGBTQ+ realities in healthcare. It explores the reality of discrimination and disparities in healthcare faced by LGBTQ+ people and recommendations to work towards a system that recognizes the unique challenges and circumstances LGBTQ+ people face that are influenced by social and environmental factors. This article uses Amartya Sen’s Capability Approach (1979), as well as Martha Nussbaum’s revisions to that approach (2011), and Urie Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Systems Theory (1979) to analyze the experiences of participants who are LGBTQ and healthcare professionals. This article also uses Glynos and Howarth’s model of practices and regimes (2008) and Kimberle Crenshaw’s intersectional theory (1989). Lastly, this article offers recommendations suggested by interviewees and informed by research.

Note on the Author

Tyler Davis is a senior anthropology major. They conducted research over the spring and summer of 2021 under the guidance and mentorship of Dr. Diana Fox. They are passionate about exploring the experiences of LGBTQ+ people in health and would like to pursue opportunities in LGBTQ+ health and health advocacy.

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