LGBT Health - General Resources

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Acceptance Journeys: Whose Life Could You Change with Love? State icon
Description: A community awareness initiative, coordinated by Diverse and Resilient, focused on the prevention of anti-gay discrimination which is a contributing factor for health risks and adverse health outcomes for LGBT people.
Resource availability: Internet

Anti-discrimination laws and reportingState icon
Description: Information on anti-discrimination laws and reporting published by the Wisconsin Civil Rights Bureau 
Resource availability: Wisconsin

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- Tips from Former Smokers
Description: Real stories of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) people who are suffering from smoking-related diseases and disabilities.
Resource availability: Internet

Chippewa Valley LGBT CenterState icon
Description: LGBT programs, resources, and referrals for people living in the Chippewa Valley Area
Resource availability: Eau Claire, Chippewa Valley

Connecting with Coverage: 4 Things LGBT People Need to Know About the Health Insurance Marketplaces.
Description: Fact sheet from the Center for American Progress providing a brief overview of key aspects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how the ACA impacts LGBT community members.
Resource availability: Internet

Course DevelopmentState icon
Description: Training, technical assistance and materials development for individuals and organizations for those wishing to develop an HIV/AIDS prevention, health education, or human sexuality courses for use in an educational setting; provided by the University of Wisconsin, Madison: Professional Development and Applied Studies 
Resource availability: Madison, Internet

Diverse and ResilientState icon
Description: Capacity building organization that holds statewide conferences, youth institutes, regional trainings, regional consultations, leadership meetings, and one-on-one and group consultations to promote the healthy development of LGBT people
Resource availability: Internet, Milwaukee, Statewide

Fair WisconsinState icon
Description: Advocacy group using political action, education, grassroots organizing, and outreach in the cause of LGBT equality
Resource availability: Madison, Statewide 

Gallup Poll Special Report on Adult Identity as LGBT
Description: Gallup study of the distribution of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population in the U.S.
Resource availability: Internet 

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
Description: News, educational programs, advocacy, and health resources for LGBT people and clinicians
Resource availability: Internet

Gay Straight Alliance for Safe SchoolsState icon
Description: Leadership development for youth and skill development for GSA advisors and other secondary school educators
Resource availability: South Central Wisconsin, Internet

General Health Information for Gay and Bisexual Men
Description: CDC's webpage containing general health information for gay and bisexual men
Resource availability: Internet

Guidelines for Care of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Patients
Description: Guidelines for clinicians published by the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association 
Resource availability: Internet
Description:  Information to help make informed decisions about health care coverage, cost, and additional information tailored to specific needs. The "Find Insurance Options" tool provides domestic partners, including same-sex couples, filters for plans that offer coverage for all members of their family. 
Resource availability: Internet

Health information for lesbian and bisexual women
Description: General health concerns among lesbian woman, published by the CDC 
Resource availability: Internet

Health information for transgender people
Description: General health information for transgender people, published by the CDC
Resource availability: Internet

The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding
Description: Institute of Medicine report evaluating current knowledge of the health status of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations; identifying research gaps and opportunities; and outlining a research agenda to help the National Institutes of Health focus its research in LGBT health.
Resource availability: Internet

Health Reform for LGBT Americans
Description: White House fact sheet highlighting how the Affordable Care Act gives the LGBT community opportunities for greater control of their health care.
Resource availability: Internet

Howard Brown Health Center
Description: Comprehensive Chicago-based LGBT health and human service agency
Resource availability: Internet

LGBT Center of SE WisconsinState icon
Description: LGBT programs, resources, and referrals for people living in the Southeast Wisconsin
Resource availability: Southeast Wisconsin

LGBT Health
Description: General LGBT health concerns, published by the CDC
Resource availability: Internet

LGBT Health and Development Program
Description: LGBT health and related topics for youth, sponsored by Northwestern University
Resource availability: Internet

LGBT Resource Center for the 7 Rivers RegionState icon
Description: LGBT programs, resources, and referrals for people living in the Seven Rivers Region
Resource availability: La Crosse, Seven Rivers Region

LGBT Youth Health Information
Description: CDC's webpage on general LGBT youth health information
Resource availability: Internet 

LGBT Youth of SE WisconsinState icon
Description: Programs, including tobacco cessation, scholarships, and resources, for LGBT youth 
Resource availability: Southeast Wisconsin

LGBTQ Youth Resource Brief for Families and Caregivers
Description: Links to web resources and electronic documents from the Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University
Resource availability: Internet

Milwaukee LGBT Community CenterState icon
Description: LGBT programs, resources, and referrals for people living in the Milwaukee Area
Resource availability: Milwaukee

Milwaukee LGBT Information and Referral DirectoryState icon
Description: A list of LGBT-friendly, professional service providers
Resource availability: Milwaukee

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Description: LGBT resource page for issues ranging from parenting to aging.
Resource availability: Internet

National LGBT Cancer Project
Description: National nonprofit LGBT organization providing cancer survivor support and advocacy services.
Resource availability: Internet

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Description: A 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
Resource availability: Internet and toll-free hotline: 1-800-273-TALK [8255]

National Youth Advocacy Coalition
Description: Resources for training, advocacy, and outreach to advocate for LGBT youth and promote their physical and mental wellbeing
Resource availability: Internet

Northwest Network
Description: LGBT information and support regarding abuse and violence (based in Seattle, WA)
Resource availability: Internet 

OutReach, Inc.State icon
Description: LGBT programs, resources, and referrals for people living in the Madison Area
Resource availability: Madison

Out With Cancer
Description: Cancer information and social network for LGBT persons diagnosed with cancer.
Resource availability: Internet 

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
Description: Training, information, and tools to help allies of LGBT people promote LGBT health and wellbeing
Resource availability: Wisconsin, Internet

Prairielands Addiction Technology Transfer Center
Description: Educational opportunities for those interested in substance abuse treatment and counseling, with a special focus on LGBT populations
Resource availability: Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Internet

Psychology and AIDS Exchange -- Spring 2012 (PDF, 1.6 MB)
Description: American Psychological Association newsletter focusing on the topics of HIV-related stigma and discrimination.
Resource availability: Internet

Q-BlokState icon
Description: Provides direct housing assistance and case management services as well as community connections to homeless LGBT youth. 
Resource availability: Milwaukee

Safe Schools for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Students State icon
Description: Resources to support safety and respect of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students within schools, published by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction 
Resource availability: Wisconsin
Description: Information from various government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying.
Resource availability: Internet

State of Youth Homelessness: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Homeless Youth in Milwaukee, WI (PDF, 710 KB)
Description: Report from the Cream City Foundation examining the topic of LGBT youth homelessness in Milwaukee.
Resource availability: Internet

Supporting Your LGBTQ Youth: A Guide for Foster Parents (PDF, 400 KB)
Description: Guide for foster parents learn about LGBTQ youth in the child welfare system, the unique risks LGBTQ youth face, and the important role that foster parents can play in reducing those risks.
Resource availability: Internet

Ten Things Gay Men Should Discuss with Their Healthcare Provider
Description: Guidelines for communication published by the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association 
Resource availability: Internet

Ten Things Lesbians Should discuss with Their Healthcare Provider
Description: Guidelines for communication published by the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
Resource availability: Internet

Tips for Health Care Providers When Working with Bisexual Clients (downloadable)
Description: Information on communication and building a safe environment for bisexual clients, published by the Fenway Institute
Resource availability: Internet

Top Health Issues for LGBT Populations Information and Resource Kit
Description: Resource for prevention professionals, healthcare providers, and educators regarding current health issues among LGBT populations.
Resource availability: Internet

Transgender Aging NetworkState icon
Description: Online support group and email news list hosted by FORGE
Resource availability: Milwaukee 

Transgender health care guidelines
Description: Guidelines for mental and clinical healthcare for both FTM and MTF transgender people published by
Resource availability: Internet

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Recommended Actions to Improve the Health and Well-Being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Communities
Description: Summary of the efforts taken by the HHS to improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, as well as recommendations for future action.
Resource availability: Internet

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Plan for Health Data Collection on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Populations
Description: Summary of plans by the HHS to integrate questions on sexual orientation and gender identity into national data collection efforts.
Resource availability: Internet

Valued FamiliesState icon
Description: Social networking and education opportunities for LGBT parents Organization: Valued Families 
Resource availability: Fox Valley area of Wisconsin

Youth Resources 
Description: Uses peer educators to educate LGBT youth about a range of health issues, from HIV to substance abuse 
Resource availability: Internet 

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Last Revised: November 16, 2014