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This guide is a space to provide resources for anyone who wishes to better serve the LGBTQ community.


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LGBTQ Health In The News

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For as long as there has been health care, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) people have been a part of the field, as caregivers and as patients. Whether you identify as LGBTQ or not, this guide is to help you understand the obstacles LGBTQ patients encounter when seeking health care, how to be respectful in your conversations and interactions, and what you can do as a health care provider to support all your patients.


(Image from Diversity Nursing)

Growing and Evolving


"Graphic designer Daniel Quasar added a five-colored chevron to the LGBTQ Rainbow Flag to place a greater emphasis on 'inclusion and progression'. The flag includes black and brown stripes to represent marginalized LGBTQ communities of color, along with the colors pink, light blue and white, which are used on the Transgender Pride Flag. Quasar's design builds on a design adopted by the city of Philadelphia in June 2017. Philadelphia's version added black and brown stripes to the top of the Rainbow Flag, to represent LGBTQ communities of color."

("Daniel Quasar redesigns LGBT Rainbow Flag to be more inclusive,", 12 June 2018).


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