Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Resources

The following resources were compiled in response to requests by Region VIII members striving to provide quality services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals. The resources provide up-to-date reports and information, health care provider resources, continuing education, and much more. If you utilize any beneficial LGBT resources that are not included on this page, please feel free to share those by contacting the CHAMPS Programs Coordinator, Population Health. LGBT individuals are recognized by HRSA as a vulnerable population. For information on vulnerable populations, please visit the CHAMPS Special Populations Overview webpage. For general resources on serving culturally diverse populations, please visit the CHAMPS Cultural Competency webpage.

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Fact Sheets, Reports, and Statistics
Health Care Provider Resources
Curricula, Continuing Education, and Trainings
National Organizations and Coalitions


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Background and highlights of the findings in the National Healthcare Disparities Report that address LGBT people
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Populations in the 2011 National Healthcare Disparities Report

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Introduction about the LGBT community and pages with specific information about gay and bisexual men, lesbian and bisexual women, transgender persons, youth, and health services
About Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health

Fact sheets, campaigns, community interventions, and funding links that address HIV among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men
HIV Among Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men

The Fenway Institute
Report discusses the importance of LGBT health, LGBT health disparities, marriage, reproduction, and aging issues, and how to create a welcoming environment
Improving the Health Care of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Understanding and Eliminating Health Disparities

Printable guide discussing the new UDS reporting requirements for sexual orientation and gender identity (SO/GI) data and recommended language for patient screening questions
Collecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data in Electronic Health Records
Spanish version

Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Access Project
Webpage outlines standards for personnel, client’s rights, intake and assessment, service planning and delivery, confidentiality, and community outreach
Community Standards of Practice for the Provision of Quality Health Care Services to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Clients

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Webpage provides links to information on primary care, HIV/AIDS, health workforce training and guidance, and reports on LGBT issues
LGBT Health

It’s Pronounced Metrosexual
Comprehensive list of LGBTQ+ term definitions and links to articles and education graphics
List of LGBTQ+ Term Definitions

LGBT Health
Article summarizes the importance of data collection for addressing LGBT health disparities
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data Collection in Clinical Settings and in Electronic Health Records: A Key to Ending LGBT Health Disparities

LGBT Health Link
Fact sheets to offer LGBT-specific information for health care professionals and consumers of health
LGBT Wellness Fact Sheets

National LGBT Cancer Network
Fact Sheet reviews epidemiological data addressing access to health services, cancer, heart disease, stroke, HIV, injury and violence prevention, maternal, infant, and child health, mental health, nutrition, obesity, respiratory diseases, substance abuse, and tobacco use
Healthy People 2020 Lesbian Health Fact Sheet

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Information on national and regional SAMHSA resources for LGBT health
LGBT Behavioral Health

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Update outlines steps HHS is making to improve health outcomes for LGBT people
Better Health and Well-Being: Making Improvements for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Americans


American Cancer Society
Webpage outlines the cancers that men are most at risk for and how men can reduce their cancer risk
Cancer Facts for Gay and Bisexual Men

Webpage outlines the cancers that women are most at risk for and how women can reduce their cancer risk
Cancer Facts for Lesbians and Bisexual Women

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
Article outlines how physicians can improve care for lesbians and bisexual women by acknowledging potential barriers to care
Primary Care for Lesbian and Bisexual Women

American Lung Association
Report discusses how to prevent lung disease and improve lung health in the LGBT community, which has a smoking rate double that of the general population
Smoking Out a Deadly Threat: Tobacco Use in the LGBT Community

American Medical Association (AMA)
Webpage provides resources for understanding how to communicate with LGBT patients
Communicating with LGBT Patients

Annals of Family Medicine
Article assesses whether the existing guidelines for the primary care of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people meet appropriate standards of rigor and whether they provide consistent recommendations
Guidelines for the Primary Care of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People: A Systematic Review

Boulder County Public Health – Open & Affirming Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Support (OASOS)
Free poster designed to create welcoming spaces for LGBTQIA+ people
OASOS Main Page
You Are Welcome Here Poster – Request & Download

Center of Excellence for Transgender Health
Webpage covers a wide primary care protocol for transgender patient care including accessing readiness for hormones, fertility issues, follow-up care, and general prevention and screening
Primary Care Protocol for Transgender Patient Care

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Guide outlines the process of taking a sexual history and covers the five “P”s:  partners, practices, protection from STDs, past history of STDs, and prevention of pregnancy
A Guide to Taking a Sexual History

Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS)
CHAMPS offers cultural competency training through the Kaiser Diversity and Health Video Series, which includes a video highlighting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex population
Cultural Competency for Health Care Professionals

The Fenway Institute
Alert summarizes the FDA announcement that Gardasil can be used for the prevention of anal cancer
Alert for Clinicians: FDA Approved Use of HPV Vaccine to Prevent Anal Cancer in Men Ages 9-26

Report discusses how lesbians and bisexual women have an increased cervical cancer risk and recommendations for improving screening
Promoting Cervical Cancer Screening Among Lesbians and Bisexual Women

Patient handout describes different STDs and the importance of regular testing
STDs and Men Who Have Sex with Men (Patient Handout)

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
Webpage includes a variety of tools and resources for patients and providers
Resources for Providers and Patients

Minnesota Medicine
Article describes ways physicians can better care for the LGBT population and make practices more welcoming for LGBT patients
Toward Better Care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Patients

National LGBT Health Education Center
Website with updated resources including webinars, learning modules, reading materials, and more
Learning Resources

Ohio University
Guide that gives nurses the knowledge needed to provide culturally competent care to LGBTQ patients
A Nurse’s Guide to Caring for LGBTQ Patients

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Toolkit includes a discussion of gender identity and the top health issues for lesbians, gay men, bisexual men and women, and transgender people
Top Health Issues for LGBT Populations Information & Resource Kit (2012)

Resource guide for practitioners on helping families support their LGBT children
A Practitioner’s Resource Guide: Helping Families to Support Their LGBT Children


American Medical Student Association
Resource provides several packaged projects on topics such as LGBT Health 101, Inclusive Terminology, and Primary Care of LGBT Individuals that include event instructions, PowerPoint presentations, video clips, and other materials
LGBT Local Projects in a Box

Association of American Medical Colleges – MedEdPortal
Standardized patient-based module prepares medical students to take inclusive, comprehensive sexual histories from patients of all sexual orientations and gender identities
Beyond Men, Women, or Both: A Comprehensive, LGBTQ-Inclusive, Implicit-Bias-Aware, Standardized-Patient-Based Sexual History Taking Curriculum

The Fenway Institute
The National LGBT Health Education Center (a program of The Fenway Insitute) provides webinar recordings and presentation slides for on-demand viewing – Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits are available – topics include introduction to LGBT health, LGBT youth, transgender health care, HIV prevention, same-sex intimate partner violence, and more
Learning Resources – Webinars

Gender and Health Collaborative Curriculum Project
Module includes information about gender and sexuality definitions, practicing without bias, LGBT health issues, and relevant social issues
Gender, Sex, and Sexuality Learning Module

Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry
Topics include a history of psychiatry and homosexuality, taking a sexual history, psychological development, mental health, transgender, intersex, and diversity/people of color
LGBT Mental Health Syllabus

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
List of six training curricula for behavioral health and primary care practitioners to help them assess, treat, and refer LGBT clients in a culturally sensitive manner
LGBT Training Curricula for Behavioral Health and Primary Care Practitioners

Howard Brown Health Center
Series of six one-hour sessions covering the topics of LGBT elders, barriers to care, sexuality, legal concerns, transgender elders, and HIV offered at no cost where nurses can earn 1.0 CNE for every contact hour they attend
“HEAL Curriculum” Cultural Competency Training for Nurses Caring for Older LGBT Adults

Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NWPAIHB)
Culturally-specific resource for American Indian/Alaska Native communities and aims to provide resources for transgender and Two-Spirit youth, their relatives, and their healthcare providers
Celebrating Our Magic: Resources for American Indian/Alaska Native Transgender and Two-Spirit Youth, Their Relatives and Families, and Their Health Care Providers

TRAIN Learning Network
Understanding that health and wellness are impacted by many factors, including being part of the LGBT community, this resource contains more than 85 courses on serving this population. Trainings include topics such as ‘Cultural Awareness: Introduction to LGBT Communities,’ ‘Providing Quality Care to LGBT Patients,’ ‘Importance of Behavioral Health Integration for LGBT Patients,’ and more
TRAIN Learning Network LGBT Course Catalogue

Wyoming Primary Care Association (WYPCA)
This webinar focuses on cultural competency with LGBTQIA patients to provide a 101 overview, the latest statistics available, actionable strategies and resources to support ongoing education
Unpacking the Rainbow Cultural Competency Webinar


Gay and Lesbian Medical Association

The Fenway Institute


HealthHIV’s Pozitively Aging

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Mautner Project of Whitman-Walker Health

National Association of Lesbian and Gay Addiction Professionals

National Coalition for LGBT Health

National LGBT Cancer Network

National LGBT Tobacco Control Network