Health & Aging

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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Use this tool to find residential long-term care and senior housing communities near you that are evaluated in the Long-Term Care Equality Index. The LEI 2023 features 200 communities nationwide.…

Long-Term Care Equality Index 2023

The Long-Term Care Equality Index 2023 represents the first validated survey on LGBTQ+ inclusion in long-term care and senior housing communities.The Human Rights Campaign Foundation and SAGE are excited to…

Recursos en Español, Sexual Health, HIV & Health Equity, Health & Aging

¿Es la PEP adecuada para mí?

PEP es la abreviatura de Profilaxis Postexposición. Es una estrategia de prevención del VIH que consiste en tomar medicamentos contra el VIH inmediatamente después de un único acontecimiento de alto…

Sexual Health, HIV & Health Equity, Health & Aging

Desmintiendo mitos comunes sobre el VIH

Lee las respuestas a los mitos de que "el VIH es una enfermedad gay" o una "sentencia de muerte", y encuentra otra información importante sobre cómo hacerse la prueba.

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…

Health & Aging

HEI 2024 LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leaders

The HEI 2024 had the most rigorous criteria ever. Yet, an impressive 384 (36%) of participants met this more challenging criteria, received the top 100 in the HEI, and earned…