RESOURCES

The resources on this page are designed to assist death investigators, medical examiners and coroners, and law enforcement in collecting sexual orientation and gender identity information for all violent deaths, including: suicide, homicide, deaths caused by law enforcement in line of duty, deaths caused by accidental (as well as intentional) firearm injury, deaths where intent cannot be determined, and deaths resulting from terrorism.

Checklist for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Information

The Checklist for Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Information is being tested for feasible implementation in the field, and would provide a straightforward way to report the investigator’s determination of the decedent’s sexual orientation and gender identity. Incorporating the Checklist into the investigator’s report helps to assure that this information is clearly communicated to the medical examiner, coroner, forensic pathologist, or other official who has responsibility for certifying and writing the final report on the death.

Publications

The article titled, Collecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data in Suicide and Other Violent Deaths: A Step Towards Identifying and Addressing LGBT Mortality Disparities, was published in the March 2015 edition of LGBT Health.

 

Haas, A. P., & Lane, A. (2015). Collecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data in Suicide and Other Violent Deaths: A Step Towards Identifying and Addressing LGBT Mortality Disparities. LGBT Health, 2(1), 84–87. http://doi.org/10.1089/lgbt.2014.0083. Click the image to download a copy of the article.

The article titled, Collecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Information at Death, was published in the February 2019 edition of the American Journal of Public Health.

 

Haas, A. P., Lane, A., Blosnich, J.R., Butcher, B.A., & Mortali, M.G. (2019). Collecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Information at Death. American Journal of Public Health, 109, 84–87. http://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2018.304829. Click the image to download a copy of the article.

Glossary of Terms

PDF document with a list of terms related to sexual orientation and gender identity. 

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