• Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning or Queer  (LGBTQ) Health Toolkit

    Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning or queer (LGBTQ) patients should always be treated with dignity when seeking and receiving health care. But often, they experience significant disparities in care and barriers to health care access that can lead to potential health complications. It’s critical to protect LGBTQ patients from discrimination that threatens their health and well-being.

    This means access to quality health care, health care coverage for the care they need, and a strong, trusting relationship with their family physician for the best health outcomes. The goal is to provide patient-centered care to all patients.

    You have the opportunity to to create a welcoming and inclusive clinical environment. Simple changes to practices, policies and staff training can dramatically improve access  and the experiences of LGBTQ patients, resulting in the respectful care they deserve.  

    During Pride Month, the AAFP celebrates the courage of the LGBTQ community, members working to improve care for LGBTQ patients, and advocates for equal health care rights.


    LGBTQ Health Toolkit

    Science & Education

    Evidence-based knowledge and education, including guidelines, clinical recommendations and physician education resources.

    Tools & Resources

    Tools and resources to support patient care strategies, including additional toolkits and patient education resources. 

    Advocacy

    Information on local, state, and national LGBT advocacy efforts, including the latest on AAFP advocacy efforts.