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Pride Week 3: Resources Throughout the Life Cycle

Posted by on June 15th, 2022 Posted in: Blog

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People who identify as LGBTQIA+ may experience health disparities due social stigma and care givers unfamiliar with their needs. Health care needs change throughout the life cycle of all people no matter where on the gender or sexuality spectrum they fall. Here are some free resources specifically for Sexual and Gender Minorities (SGM).


Children & Youth

Adoption by Family Type: LGBTQ+ Families

StopBullying.gov: LGBTQI+ Youth


HRC: Supporting & Caring for Transgender Children

A Practitioner’s Resource Guide: Helping Families to Support Their LGBT Children

Intersex Resource Topics from InterACT, Advocates for Intersex Youth


LGBT Aging Project

LGBT Caregiving: Advancing Rights for Care as We Age

SAGE: Services & Advocacy for LGBT Elders


Top Ten Things Lesbians Should Discuss with their Healthcare Provider

Ten Things Gay Men Should Discuss With Their Healthcare Provider

Ten Things Bisexuals Should Discuss with Their Healthcare Provider

Ten Things Transgender Persons Should Discuss With Their Healthcare Provider

Image of the author ABOUT Jacqueline Leskovec
Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, MA, RN (she/her) is the Network Specialist for NNLM Region 6. She is the lead for the Partner Outreach Program (POP), Network membership and user accounts, the Data Reporting System (DRS), and the Region 6 website. She has been with the Network since 2005. In addition to being a health sciences librarian, Jacqueline maintains her license as a registered nurse. She works from her home office in Chicago. She is well acquainted with power tools and will be happy to bore you with details of her many home repair and remodel adventures.

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