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Pride Week 5: Showing You Care

Posted by on June 29th, 2022 Posted in: Blog, Resource Sharing
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The resources shared via these posts for Pride Month touch upon only a small portion of the health information needs and concerns of LGBTQIA+ people and the providers who care for them. A lack of research exists in these populations in part because LGBTQIA+ persons might not be out to their health care providers for fear of stigma and discrimination or perhaps not seek medical care at all. Some providers may not have proper training in the health needs of Sexual and Gender Minorities (SGM).

This final Pride Month post offers a few resources to improve the health, safety, and wellness of members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Of particular note is the National Institutes of Health Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion site which supports not only members of the LGBTQIA+ community but other underrepresented groups as well.  Happy Pride!

All of Us LGBTQ+

Human Rights Campaign

It Gets Better – The It Gets Better Project

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health Services

NIH Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Pride 2022

The Trevor Project | For Young LGBTQ Lives

Image of the author ABOUT Jacqueline Leskovec
Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, MA, RN (she/her) is the Network Coordinator 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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