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In its final report, the group agreed that its goals should be to:

  • Foster the mental health and well-being of people everywhere who experience same-sex sexual expression, attraction, orientation and identity.

  • Recognize the universality of same-sex attractions and behavior.

  • Increase societies' understanding of LGB communities and their variety of lifestyles.

The statement also includes recommendations for specific ways to:

  • Implement LGB-affirmative care on a global level.

  • Encourage professional education and training on LGB issues.

  • Promote high-quality research on LGB mental health.

  • Foster international networking on LGB issues.

An upcoming Monitor will include information on how to obtain a copy once the statement is finalized.