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.

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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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Health & Aging, Allies, Coming Out, LGBTQ Youth

Understanding the Intersex Community

“You are human; you are whole. You are normal. Intersex is normal...We love you, and you are not alone.” - Former HRC Foundation Youth Ambassador Johnny Leggette (They/She)
This resource…

Health & Aging, Communities of Color, Transgender

LGBTQ People and the Coronavirus Economy

Research by HRC and PSB Insights shows that LGBTQ people face disproportionate economic hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic.
At the onset of the pandemic, the HRC Foundation (HRC) issued…

Bisexual, Transgender, Health & Aging, Coming Out

Coming Out to Your Doctor

Doctors, nurses, physician assistants, psychotherapists and other professionals treating you need to know about your sexual orientation and gender identity to give the best care possible.

Communities of Color, Health & Aging

The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Latinx LGBTQ People

In partnership with PSB Insights, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation has been tracking the economic impact of COVID-19 on the LGBTQ community. While previous data spoke to the impact of…

Bisexual, Health & Aging

Coming Out as Bisexual to Your Doctor

One of the keys to good health care is being open with your health care provider. Doctors, nurses, physician assistants, psychotherapists and other professionals treating you need to know about…

Health & Aging

The LGBTQ Community and COVID-19

As COVID-19 sweeps the world, hundreds of thousands of people have contracted the virus, and every community has been affected. The LGBTQ community in the U.S. — along with many…