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

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A Student's Guide to World AIDS Day

A list of ideas you can use to observe World AIDS Day and other HIV Awareness Days on your college or university campus.

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Blood Donations

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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…

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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.

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Debunking Common Myths About HIV

Read responses to myths that 'HIV is a gay disease' or a 'death sentence,' and find other important information about getting tested.