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SOGIE Health

Health Centers with a focus on SOGIE health

 

Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective, Hartford, CT

The Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective currently provides medical services, dental services, support groups, and health education tailored to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities, but serves clients of all genders and gender identities, sexual orientations, ages and ethnicities. The Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective is especially proud of its services to people living with HIV/AIDS. We touch the lives of thousands of people every year.

Planned Parenthood on Sexual Orientation and Gender

We are a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide.
For nearly 100 years, Planned Parenthood has promoted a commonsense approach to women’s health and well-being, based on respect for each individual’s right to make informed, independent decisions about health, sex, and family planning.

Aids Project New Haven

AIDS Project New Haven (APNH) is the oldest AIDS service organization in the State of Connecticut. Formed by a small group of individuals in 1983, it has expanded to provide services throughout the greater New Haven area.


 

Search Tools to find a safe healthcare provider

 

Transgender Care Listings – Search Tool

This tool allows individuals to search for various types of care providers and their locations. The site does not endorse any individual or practice, but offers a great starting place as to where to look for trans-friendly health care.

GLMA Healthcare Provider – Search Tool

GLMA works with selected community-based organizations and other healthcare facilities to identify LGBT-welcoming organizations and healthcare providers. An organization listed as a Community Partner means the organization and its providers are committed to providing competent non-judgmental care regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Each Community Partner has its own method of deciding which providers are associated with their organization. Sometimes there is a careful screening process. Other times, providers can be listed simply by asking. In any case, both the provider and organization have affirmed their commitment to LGBT health. However, neither the Community Partner nor GLMA endorses or guarantees the quality of the provider.

Human Rights Campaign – Healthcare Equality Index

The Human Rights Campaign has a yearly healthcare equality index rating healthcare providers based on four core criteria. This includes information about hospitals.


 

Mental Health

 

National Alliance on Mental Health

NAMI provides information and tools for those looking to learn more about mental health. The LGBTQ section provides many different resources for mental health and the SOGIE community. They include tips for finding a good provider, as well as taking charge of your mental health care.

Mental Health America – Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Communities and Mental Health

Mental Health America works nationally and locally to raise awareness about mental health and ensures that those at-risk for mental illnesses and related disorders receive proper, timely and effective treatment. MHA incorporates culturally competent strategies to ensure that it is effectively addressing the treatment and psychosocial needs of consumers and families with diverse values, beliefs, sexual orientations and backgrounds that vary by race, ethnicity and/or language.

This page includes brief information about SOGIE mental health.

 

Online Communities and Resources

The Trevor Project

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

GLADD

GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBT acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.

PFLAG

Founded in 1972 with the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the nation’s largest family and ally organization. Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and full societal affirmation of LGBTQ people through its threefold mission of support, education, and advocacy.

GLSEN

At GLSEN, we want every student, in every school, to be valued and treated with respect, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We believe that all students deserve a safe and affirming school environment where they can learn and grow.

We accomplish our goals by working in hallways across the country — from Congress and the Department of Education to schools and district offices in your community — to improve school climate and champion LGBT issues in K-12 education.

The Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBT people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.