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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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…

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

Research on LGBTQ People and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Research by HRC and PSB Insights shows that LGBTQ people face disproportionate hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic.
HRC Foundation and PSB research in March 2021 found that amidst the…

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…