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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HIV & AIDS, Health & Aging

What to Do If Your Provider Says "No" to PrEP

One in three healthcare providers has not even heard about PrEP, which means you could encounter some resistance if your clinician doesn’t have all of the facts. Here are some…

Health & Aging

What To Do If You Experience Discrimination

The LGBTQ community is more likely to experience discrimination in healthcare settings than our non-LGBTQ counterparts – learn about steps you can take if you aren’t treated fairly.

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)
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