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LGBTQIA+ Communities and Allies

Introduction to Health and Well-being

On this page you will find information and information sources related to LGBTQIA+ healthcare and well-being. The LGBTQI+ community can face unique and difficult challenges when it comes to receiving healthcare.

Here is a video that gives an overview of some of the challenges that LGBTQIA+ folks can face when dealing with a healthcare system that does not equitably cater to their needs.


Here is a video that discusses how transgender people are affected mentally and emotionally by the very act of transitioning to their gender identity.

General Sources

"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."  from the CDC website.

Inequalities in healthcare provided to the LGBTQIA+ community are increasingly being recognized. The following are resources that provide background and information on healthcare and wellbeing for the LGBTQIA+ community.

Healthcare Advocacy Resources

The LGBTQIA+ community relies on many different healthcare advocacy organizations to help give them a voice when they are marginalized. Some of these groups include:

Further reading in Healthcare and Wellbeing

Here are some library resources for further reading about LGBTQIA+ healthcare.