For many LGBTQIA+ people who challenge gender and sexual norms, healthcare can be a minefield filled with boundaries, shame, discrimination, and even violence. Insurance can be confusing; it can be challenging to get appointments, and talking about sex or gender dysphoria to practitioners who don't understand are just some of the community's common hurdles on a day-to-day basis.
Only some queer people get married, but almost all of them work.
Despite their size and prevalence, the LGBTQ+ community still experiences myriad hurdles and challenges, especially when it comes to healthcare.
A look at new guidelines meant to improve how medical schools teach students about sexual orientation and gender identity.
The FDA is considering lifting restrictions on blood donation based on sexual orientation. If they do, increasing the blood supply will be only the most straightforward benefit.
Whether you’re a card-carrying queer poly or a freshly inked bridegroom, we must beg the question: Can we live happily ever after if we’re still plagued by the physical and mental stresses of discrimination (whether blatant or unconsciously biased) that affect the quality of our health care and well being?
Survey results from about 68,000 people show lesbians, gays, and bisexuals are at an increased risk of physical and mental health problems compared to heterosexual Americans. What we ~all~ can do about it.
And a few of the other LGBT wellness stories you should know about this week.
It’s time we reconcile our beliefs and practices with scientific evidence and 21st century values such as individual freedom and equality, and let go of the beliefs and practices from the 7th century that don’t make sense anymore.
Who cares if sexual preference is a choice? Well, obviously plenty of people do or the media outlets and cyberspace wouldn’t be so obsessed with the debate.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities have their own specific needs when it comes to health and medicine, according to experts.
Yet LGBT people often avoid seeking medical care because they're afraid they might face discrimination or that doctors might not understand their special health needs...
People of North Carolina? I have a question for you. Are you aware that most of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and 44 U.S. states have unisex bathrooms in almost every public area?
A person’s sexual orientation and gender identity should be noted as part of the standard demographic information in patient records, much like race and age.
Institute of Medicine issues historic report on LGBT health issues
In an increasingly accepting world, homosexual men are all too eager to leave their campy, cruising past behind. But the price of equality shouldn’t be conformity.
Whether it’s your weight, your sexuality, issues with your parents, or whatever it is that you beat yourself up for deep down inside, know that you’re not perfect. You’ll never be perfect. You’re not supposed to be perfect.
But you will be ok.
The following resource identifies ten area of concern regarding the health care and counseling of LGBTQ students. By actively being aware of these concerns, a campus can be better prepared to offer support and possibly prevent escalation of a particular issue or concern.
The world's most followed LGBTQ news source.
is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth.
To increase the visibility of places that are welcoming of LGBTQ individuals
and their allies through providing welcoming signs
for places to display indicating
"ALL ARE WELCOME."
Funders For LGBTQ Issues works to increase the scale and impact of philanthropic resources aimed at enhancing the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities, promoting equity, and advancing racial, economic and gender justice.
At GLARP, we recognize the needs and concerns of the senior LGBT community are unique. Our organization is based entirely on the needs and desires of these individuals.
HRC envisions an America where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people are ensured equality at home, at work and in every community.
Founded in 1973, Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
LavenderHealth is a Resource Center for reliable LGBTQ+ health information and resources for health care professionals, educators, policy-makers and consumers. The primary mission of the project is to promote high-level wellness for LGBTQ+ people.
The LGBT Aging Issues Network (LAIN) works to raise awareness about the concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) elders and about the unique barriers they encounter in gaining access to housing, healthcare, long-term care and other needed services.
The LGBT Aging Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults have equal access to the life-prolonging benefits, protections, services and institutions that their heterosexual neighbors take for granted.
The LGBT Health Workforce Conference provides an overview of up-to-date practices (climate and educational) in preparing the health care workforce to address the health concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities.
LGBT HealthLink, formerly The Network for LGBT Health Equity, is a community-driven network of advocates and professionals looking to enhance LGBT health by reducing tobacco-, cancer-, and other health-disparities within our communities.
We are the oldest and most comprehensive national organization of its type and scope in the United States, providing this critically needed service regardless of age or geographic location. The people who turn to us for help often live in rural and conservative parts of the country and are frequently feeling severely isolated, closeted and despairing, with literally no one else else safe to talk to.
The National LGBT Cancer Network is the only program in the country addressing the needs of all LGBT people with cancer and those at risk. Our work focuses on education, advocacy and training.
The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is the country's first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender older adults.
This organization works to improve the visibility of aging lesbians and helps connect older lesbians with each other for support and friendship - University of North Dakota.
Our mission is to build on a foundation of loving families united with LGBTQ people and allies who support one another, and to educate ourselves and our communities to speak up as advocates until all hearts and minds respect, value and affirm LGBTQ people.
Prime Timers Worldwide involve themselves in their community with volunteerism, politics, gay issues, arts, entertainment, medical issues, support groups and every other facet of healthy living.
Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) is the country's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. Our mission is to lead in addressing issues related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) aging.
The Center of Excellence on Racial and Ethnic Minority Young Men Who Have Sex with Men and Other Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Populations (YMSM+LGBT CoE) was established to help providers develop skills to deliver culturally-responsive and evidence based prevention and treatment services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations dealing with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.
PrEP is a course of anti-HIV medication taken by HIV-negative individuals to reduce their risk of getting the virus. PrEP is FDA approved, and has been clinically shown to be safe and effective. Whether you are currently on PrEP, or looking to start PrEP, Nurx is for you.
Welcome To Queer Voices' Wellness Page.
Information and resources regarding LGBT health disparities and advocacy from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns Office.
People who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) are members of every community. They are diverse, come from all walks of life, and include people of all races and ethnicities, all ages, all socioeconomic statuses, and from all parts of the country. The perspectives and needs of LGBT people should be routinely considered in public health efforts to improve the overall health of every person and eliminate health disparities.
Research suggests that LGBT individuals face health disparities linked to societal stigma, discrimination, and denial of their civil and human rights. Discrimination against LGBT persons has been associated with high rates of psychiatric disorders, substance abuse, and suicide.