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
Special Topics


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

Webpage provides information about HIV within different groups, prevention challenges, and what the CDC is doing to address them.
HIV by Group

Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network
Report examining school climate and experiences of LGBTQ+ youth. Presents data on reported harassment, support through staff and school resources, and changes in school climate and discrimination. Includes data broken down by urban, suburban, and rural or small town residence.
The 2021 National School Climate Survey: The Experiences of LGBTQ+ Youth in Our Nation’s Schools

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

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

Movement Advancement Project
Series of reports and resources highlighting the social challenges LGBT people face living in rural America, including one focused on LGBT people of color. Includes recommendations for healthcare providers, policy makers, and educators.
Where We Call Home: LGBT in Rural America

National Coalition for LGBTQ Health
Report on the second annual State of LGBTQ Health survey. The findings highlight significant barriers to care, a lack of provider training, and a rise in stigma and criminalization (2024).
State of LGBTQ Health Second Annual National Survey 

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

National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center
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

Report highlights healthcare access issues for LGBTQIA+ farmworkers. Discusses the workplace and healthcare challenges facing LGBTQIA+ farmworkers and presents resources and best practices for health centers.
Promoting Health Care Access for LGBTQIA+ Farmworkers

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

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Tribal Youth Programs and Services
List of organizations and resources for LGBTQ+ and two-spirited people in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Features resources for youth, parents, caregivers, schools, and providers.
Native LGBTQ+ & Two-Spirit Resources

Out and Equal Workplace Advocates
Robust list of LGBTQ+ terms, definitions, and language to avoid (2019).
Glossary of LGBTQ Terms

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

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law Williams Institute
Report examines demographics, mental and physical health, and experiences with stress, stigma, and victimization among LGBT American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) in the U.S. Analyzes data by gender, compares LGBT and non-LGBT AI/AN populations, and breaks down socioeconomic and health data by region.
American Indian and Alaskan Native LGBT Adults in the US: LGBT Well-Being at the Intersection of Race

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
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

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

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Resource guide for practitioners on helping families support their LGBT children
A Practitioner’s Resource Guide: Helping Families to Support Their LGBT Children

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
An executive copy of the Region VIII Listening Session discussing health disparities between rural and urban communities, access to healthcare, intersectionality, and more. 
Advancing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, and Two-Spirit (LGBTQIAP2+) Efforts Listening Sessions HHS  Region VIII

A curation of federal resources for providers supporting LGBT+ patients.
LGBTQIAP2+ Federal Resources


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

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

National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC)
A learning program that educates users on the intersection of culture, ethnicity, gender identity, and sexual orientation. These factors impact the health and wellbeing of the LGBTQ+ Latino population.
The Latinx LGBT+ Community: The Consequences of Intersectionality
La Comunidad LGBT+ Latinx: Las Consecuencias de la Interseccionalidad

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 LGBTQ Health

National LGBT Cancer Network



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Information page for LGBT youth on violence, education, and mental health, with resource guides for parents and school staff.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health

Eyes Open Iowa
Eyes Open Iowa provides sexual education geared towards teens, including a workshop on health disparities faced by LGBT youth in the U.S.
IN.cluded: LGBTQ+ Inclusive Sex Ed and Health Care Training

Mental Health America
An LGBTQ+ center staff-moderated discussion space for ages 13-19 years to safely and openly discuss topics of identity and experiences.
Q Chat Space: Online Chats for LGBTQ+ Youth

Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC)
Webinar discussing mental health concerns, best practices, and discussion of interventions for gender-expansive youth in school settings.
Understanding and Addressing Mental Health Needs of Transgender, Non-Binary, and Gender Expansive Youth in Schools

Movement Advancement Project (MAP)
A resource support page for LGBT people in rural areas to connect them with support networks like faith centers, adolescent groups, hotlines, legal assistance, and more.
Rural LGBT Resources

Stomp Out Bullying
Statistics, guiding principles, and prevention resources to reduce bullying of LBGTQ+ students in schools.
LGBTQ+ Bullying

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of Population Affairs
Terminology, background, and resources for providers, patients, and caregivers regarding gender affirming care for adolescents.
Gender Affirming Care and Young People


For more information, tools, and education, see CHAMPS’ Behavioral Health Resources page.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Support page for individuals in search of resources, looking to get involved, or learn more about ongoing LGBTQ+ suicide prevention research.
LGBTQ Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

Chapters in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.

Live on Utah
Local lifeline webpage with suicide prevention planning, testimonials, mental health provider directory, and more.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Risk factors, tips for seeking behavioral health care, and LGBTQI+ mental health resource list.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
The Center of Excellence provides health practitioners with resources to support LGBTQ+ patients through the identification of disparities, increased provider knowledge, and implementation of evidence-based practices.
LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity Center of Excellence

The Center: Western Montana
Directory of LGBTQ+ inclusive healthcare providers.
LGBTQ+ Inclusive Health Centers

Trevor Project
LGBTQ+ mental health advocacy, suicide prevention, BIPOC and intersectional conversation topics, and community resources.
Mental Health

Wyoming Equality
Project site working to identify healthcare inequities for LGBTQ+ Wyoming residents, compile a list of inclusive healthcare providers, and create an inclusive environment to access care.
Wyoming Equality Healthcare Access Project