Fear of discrimination causes many LGBTQ+ people to avoid seeking care. And when they do get treatment, studies have shown that LGBTQ+ people are often not treated with the respect or cultural competence that all patients deserve. Through pioneering efforts such as the Healthcare Equality Index and the new Long-Term Care Equality Index, HRC is dedicated to improving healthcare for LGBTQ+ people and their families.

As we continue to navigate the global pandemic, HRC has made strong efforts to connect LGBTQ+ folks with public education and health information related to the coronavirus. Our community faces unique challenges due to its economic and health care situations. Take a look at “The LGBTQ Community and COVID-19” for more information.

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Know Your Healthcare Rights

Learn more about your healthcare rights, including hospital visitation and patient non-discrimination.

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Sexual Health, HIV & Health Equity, Health & Aging, Bisexual, Transgender

Understanding Intimate Partner Violence in the LGBTQ+ Community

Last updated November 4,2022
Content Warning:
This resource discusses issues of intimate partner violence (IPV) that some readers may find sensitive. If you are experiencing IPV, please visit the CDC’s…

Workplace, LGBTQ+ Youth, Health & Aging, HIV & Health Equity

Understanding Disability in the LGBTQ+ Community

Last updated: 8/12/2022
Disability refers to conditions that impair the body or mind and make it more difficult or impossible to do certain activities or functions of daily living. The…

Sexual Health, Health & Aging

MPox (Monkeypox): What You Need to Know

The CDC has raised the alert level on a MPox (monkeypox) outbreak in the United States and HHS announced that it will be ramping up testing and a vaccine distribution…

Allies, Sexual Health, Coming Out, Health & Aging, LGBTQ+ Youth

Understanding the Asexual Community

What Does It Mean to be Asexual?
Asexual, often called “ace” for short, refers to a complete or partial lack of sexual attraction or lack of interest in sexual activity…

Health & Aging

Mental Health Resources in the LGBTQ Community

LGBTQ+ people experience alarmingly high rates of mental health challenges. It disrupts their daily lives and can be life-threatening, especially for children and youth. Over a majority of LGBTQ+ adults…