#AM_Equality August 31, 2020

by HRC staff

#AM_Equality: HRC releases 13th annual Healthcare Equality Index; Sara Ramirez comes out as non-binary.

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Today, HRC is releasing our 13th annual Healthcare Equality Index, which scores health care facilities on policies and practices dedicated to the equitable treatment and inclusion of their LGBTQ patients, visitors and employees.

  • A record 765 health care facilities actively participated in this year’s survey, and, even as the Trump-Pence administration continues its assault on LGBTQ-inclusive health care, 495 of them earned a top score of 100, receiving HRC’s coveted “Leader in LGBTQ Health Care Equality” designation.
  • Said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid):“The health care facilities participating in the HRC Foundation’s HEI are not only on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, they are also making it clear from their participation in the HEI that they stand on the side of fairness and are committed to providing inclusive care to their LGBTQ patients.”
  • The HRC Foundation also extends its deepest gratitude to these facilities for their courageous fight against COVID-19 and their commitment to addressing racism and injustice.

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