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, Health & Aging

Monkeypox: What You Need to Know

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

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…