LGBTQ+ Resources

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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

My Pronouns Resources on personal pronouns
National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
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
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

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.

The GLAAD Foundation:  Accelerating LGBTQ acceptance in media
The Human Rights Campaign
The Trevor Project 
GLSEN: Championing LGBTQ+ Issues in K-12 education since 1990

LGBTQ+ 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