LGBTQ+ Resources

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HPNA Resources on LGBTQ+ Populations:

ANA Position Statement: Nursing Advocacy for LGBTQ Populations
HPNA Podcast Corner Ep. 6: Providing Palliative Care to LGBTQ Patients
HPNA Webinar: Palliative Care to Patients with HIV
HPNA’s LGBTQ+ SIG (Special Interest Group)
LGBTQ-Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care by Kimberly Acquaviva

Workplace Toolkits and Training:

My Pronouns Resources on personal pronouns
Cultural Competency Toolkit This multimedia curriculum is designed to be easily customized for a wide range of training needs, lengths and formats. This toolkit contains all the curriculum components and guidance for building appropriate presentations. 

National LGBT Cancer Network Cultural Competency Trainings for Health and Social Service Agencies
Pride at Work  Non-profit association organizes for the LGBTQ community for social and economic justice. 
Out and Equal Workplace Advocates   Out & Equal Workplace Advocates champions safe and equitable workplaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
The Transgender Training Institute (TTI)
TTI provides national training and consulting services that are informed/provided by transgender and non-binary people.


Educational Resources:

American College of Surgical Oncology Position Statement: Strategies for Reducing Cancer Health Disparities Among Sexual and Gender Minority Populations
Hospice Foundation of America  LGBT Resources
Resources supporting culturally competent care
Center of Excellence for Transgender Health
LGBT Best and Promising Practices for Cancer Care for LGBT Patients and Families Throughout the Cancer Continuum


LGBTQ+ Hospice and Palliative Organizations:
National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
LGBT Hospice and Palliative Care Network
Nurses’ Health Education About LGBTQ Elders (HEALE) Cultural Competency Curriculum (HEALE)
National LGBT Health Education Center

National LGBT Cancer Network

GLMA: Healthcare Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality
SAGE: Advocacy & Services for LGBT Elders
Nursing Home Abuse & The LGBTQ Community
GLARP: To develop and operate retirement communities that are openly LGBT friendly, education on aging 
Modern Military Association of America:  America's largest non-profit organization dedicated to advancing fairness and equality for the LGBTQ military and veterans


National Non-Profit Organizations:
The GLAAD Foundation:  Accelerating LGBTQ acceptance in media
The Human Rights Campaign
       -   LGBT Healthcare Equality Index
The Trevor Project 
GLSEN: Championing LGBTQ+ Issues in K-12 education since 1990
LAMBDA Legal:
 national non-profit organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work
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Legal Tools for Life and Financial Planning

LGBTQA+ Terms and Definitions

Some commonly used terms related to sexual orientations for the LGBTQ+ community:

GAY: 
male-identified individual sexually and/or romantically attracted to male-identified people; may also be used as a broader term for non-heterosexual people 
LESBIAN: 
female-identified individual sexually and/or romantically attracted to 
female-identified individuals
BISEXUAL: an individual who is attracted to two or more genders; may also be identified as attraction to genders similar to and different from one’s own gender
ASEXUAL: an individual who never or seldom experiences sexual attraction
PANSEXUAL: an individual who is attracted to individuals irrespective of gender
QUEER: a broad term for someone who is not heterosexual or cisgender and not utilized by all LGBTQ+ people
Some commonly used terms related to gender identities for the LGBTQ+ community:

TRANSGENDER: 
an individual whose gender does not align with their sex assigned at birth
CISGENDER: a term used to describe someone who is not transgender
NON-BINARY: a term used by those who describe their gender as something outside of man or woman
TWO SPIRIT: Native American/First Nations individual whose gender is both male and female
GENDER NON-CONFORMING: an individual whose gender presentation does not align with typical expectations of their gender
GENDERQUEER: an individual whose gender does not fall within the binary, whose gender is fluid or non-conforming