Key LGBT Health Resources

This is just a sampling of the wealth of LGBT health resources now available — you’ll find many additional resources online for your particular interest(s)!

General information about LGBT people and issues:
Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
National Gay & Lesbian Task Force
National Center for Transgender Equality
Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG)

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National Healthcare Equality Index (HRC’s annual hospital survey)
UCSF Center for LGBT Health & Equity
Gay & Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)
American Medical Association GLBT Advisory Committee
American Medical Students Association Gender & Sexuality Committee
National LGBT Health Coalition
Straight for Equality in Healthcare (PFLAG)
Fenway Institute

Selected LGBT health publications:
Joint Commission LGBT Field Guide
HHS LGBT health pages
SAMHSA’s Top Health Issues for LGBT Populations Information & Resources Kit
Institute of Medicine’s The Health of LGBT People
Fenway Institute’s Improving the Health Care of LGBT People: Understanding & Eliminating Health Disparities
LGBTQ Cultures: What Health Care Professionals Need to Know About Sexual & Gender Diversity, Michele J. Eliason et al. (online text with nursing CE credits)
Kaiser Permanente Provider’s Handbook on Culturally Competent Care: LGBT Population
Clinical Guidelines for Care of LGBT Patients, Gay & Lesbian Medical Association
When Health Care Isn’t Caring, Lambda Legal
CAP Report on LGBT Health Disparities

Information & materials for creating a welcoming environment:
American Cancer Society (brochures on LGBT cancer & smoking): contact local ACS office
GLBT Health Access Project (posters and protocols)
Transgender  Law Center (tips for welcoming transgender patients)

Population-­ and issue-­specific LGBT health information:
Primary Care for Lesbians and Bisexual Women, Sally Mravcak, MD
Lesbian Health 101: A Clinician’s Guide, Patty Robertson, MD & Sue Dibble, DNSc, eds.
Primary Care for Gay/Bisexual Men & Other MSM, Fenway Institute conference
Optimizing Primary Care for Men Who Have Sex with Men, Harvey Makadon, MD & Ken Mayer, MD
Bisexual Health: An Introduction & Model Practices
Bisexual Invisibility Report, SF Human Rights Commission
World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender Health
Trans Care Project, Vancouver, Canada
Endocrine Society Guidelines for Treatment of Transsexual Persons
National LGBT Cancer Network
American Psychological Association Division 44
National LGBT Tobacco Control Network

Information for/about LGBT youth, families, elders, and servicemembers:
HRC report Growing Up LGBT in America
The Trevor Project (suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth)
HRC Family Project (fostering, adoption & school initiatives)
Family Acceptance Project (resources for families of LGBT youth)
Groundspark (materials about family diversity)
Parent, Families & Friends (PFLAG)
Family Equality Council (resources for LGBT families)
Gender Spectrum (resources for gender-different youth & their families)
National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
The Aging & Health Report: Disparities & Resilience Among LGBT Older Adults
Gen Silent (film about LGBTseniors)
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network

Prepared by Shane Snowdon (shane.snowdon@hrc.org)