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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.
In its 13th year, the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) is the national LGBTQ benchmarking tool that evaluates healthcare facilities' policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of their…
Resources for the LGBTQ community about the Affordable Care Act.
Learn more about your healthcare rights, including hospital visitation and patient non-discrimination.
Explore our interactive map of over 1,600 healthcare facilities listed in the 2020 Healthcare Equality Index to find LGBTQ-friendly facilities in your area. Click on a pin to see more…
HRCF and Whitman-Walker Health released an updated guide to practicing safer sex that includes essential tips to minimize the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Position statements on the dangers of conversion therapy.
Check out our Google-based map of clinical care programs for transgender and gender-expansive youth.
In our latest video series, experts team up to dispell some common and harmful misconceptions surrounding the lived experiences of transgender and gender nonconforming people.
In December 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) moved from a lifetime ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood to a deferral of one year for any man…
Use the form on this page to request a hard copy of the most recent Healthcare Equality Index report.