Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health

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The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) community includes people from diverse backgrounds. Community members vary by race, ethnicity, age, income, and education.

For some, sexual orientation or gender identity is central to their self-concept, while for others, this is not the case.

Despite differences among LGBTQ people, one experience many share is that of stigma or discrimination. This social inequality is often associated with poorer health status.

National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center

The National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for LGBT people. The Center offers a broad range of educational, technical assistance, and information resources. Visit the National LGBTQIA+ Health Center website.


Looking for information about HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis?

Check out the resources on the website of the Wisconsin HIV Program.

Last Revised: August 10, 2021