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National Coalition for LGBTQ Health announces theme for 20th Nat'l LGBTQ Health Awareness Week
-- From a press release

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Washington, DC - The National Coalition for LGBTQ Health announces that the 20th Annual National LGBTQ Health Awareness Week will be held March 21 - 25—and the theme is LIVE OUT LOUD for LGBTQ Health! The theme encourages everyone to speak openly about all aspects of LGBTQ health, providing an umbrella under which to discuss and raise awareness of mental health, transgender health, and stigma reduction through accessible, affirming, inclusive, and culturally competent healthcare services for LGBTQ individuals.

This theme was developed in part from responses to the Coalition's Inaugural State of LGBTQ Health National Survey™, which included input from nearly 2,500 LGBTQ health providers and highlights the most pressing healthcare issues faced by the LGBTQ community. The survey report and findings will be released during a webinar on Tuesday, March 22 (see below). Respondents indicated that the three most common problems LGBTQ patients contend with are mental health concerns, accessing gender-affirming care, and stigma from healthcare professionals and society at large. LIVE OUT LOUD aims to reduce stigma through normalizing discussion of LGBTQ people's health, empowering LGBTQ individuals to voice their needs unapologetically.

The theme also represents resistance to fear and shame by raising our collective voice against those telling us, "Don't Say Gay." Anti-LGBTQ ideology and stigma still remain embedded in our political, social, and economic structures: In Florida, the passage of HB 1557 limits students' access to inclusive information about gender and sexual orientation as well as support services at school; providing gender-affirming care for youth under 18 is currently considered child abuse in Texas; nationally and globally, 2021 saw the highest rates ever recorded of violence against transgender people, including homicide; reproductive rights and sexual health services endure ongoing attacks; and LGBTQ people continue to bear a disproportionate burden of our healthcare system's failures.


The Coalition will host the following webinars during National LGBTQ Health Awareness Week, with registration open to the public.

The State of LGBTQ Health: Insights from a National Survey of Healthcare Providers

Tuesday, March 22 at 1pm EST

Register Here

Optimizing PrEP in Practice: Guidelines & Clinical Considerations, featuring Demetre�C.�Daskalakis, MD, MPH, Director, Division of HIV Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Free CME/CE available.

Thursday, March 24 at 1pm EST

Register Here


The Coalition also will lead a social media campaign on LGBTQ health issues during the Week along with over 240 partner organizations. The Coalition will provide a social media toolkit to its membership as well.


The Coalition is proud to work with over 240 partner organizations to date and thousands of individuals on this year's National LGBTQ Health Awareness Week. Organizations can sign up here to become a partner. Following are the partner organizations for the Week, as of March 2, 2022.

A Different Kind of Different, LLC

A Touch of Youth

Access Community Health

Ace and Aro Alliance of Central Ohio

Actualization Recovery Advancing Connecticut Together

Advocates for Youth African American Office of Gay Concerns

African Services Committee

AIDS Alabama

AIDS Funding Collaborative

AIDS Healthcare Foundation

AIDS Project of the Ozarks

AIDS Walk South Dallas, Inc. Alcoholism Center For Women

Alder Health Services Alliance of AIDS Services Carolina

American Trans Resource Hub

Amida Care

Anchor Health

Apex Community Care

APLA Health

ASP Cares

Bay Integrative Wellness

Being Alive People with AIDS Action Coalition

Betances Health Center Bienestar Human Services

Brave Space Alliance

CA LGBTQ Health & Human Services Network California Health Collaborative CAMBA

CAMBA YMHP Program Capitol Ballroom Council CARE4ME Services Caribbean Women's Health Association

Caring Communities Carolinas CARE Partnership Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare


CDO Executives

Center for Black Equity

Center for LGBT Education, Outreach & Services, Ithaca College

CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers

Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Cherry Health Children's Health Cityworld Family Practice LLC

Clove Health / Our Bodies Florida

CME Outfitters Coastal Health District 9-1

Cobb & Douglas Public Health

Commando LLC Community Health Net Compass Community Center Compassion & Choices Corktown / HELP CrescentCare CrossOver Healthcare Ministry

DeKalb County Board of Health

Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

Diversity Center of Oklahoma Inc

Duke-UNC Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Program Empower U Community Health Center


Epilepsy of Florida

Erie County Department of Health - Pennsylvania

Erie County Medical Center

Erie Gay News Escape AYA Cancer Existentialism

Family Counselng Service of the Finger Lakes

Family Planning of South Central NYFamily Wellness Outreach Center of Georgia

Finger Lakes Community HealthFresno EOC LGBTQ+ Resource Center

Gay City: Seattle's LGBTQ Center


GO CARE Community Health Center

Golden Rule Services, Inc. GoodWorks: North AL Harm Reduction

Grand Rapids Pride Center Guided Path Psychological Services

Harlem Pride, Incorporated HBI-DC

He Is Valuable, Inc.


HELP Center for LGBT Health & Wellness

Henry J Austin Health Center Hepatitis C Mentor and Support Group-HCMSG


HIV and Aging Research Project - HARP-PS

HIV+Hepatitis Policy Institute Houston Equality Dental Network

Hudson Pride Center Huntridge Family Clinic Identity Youth Center Impulse San Diego

Institute for the Advancement of Minority Health

IU Health Positive Link

John Snow, Inc.

JOLT Harm Reduction

Keck Medicine of USC Kintegra Health Kumukahi Health + Wellness

La Gender Inc Lackawanna College Pride Student Organization Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition

LGBT Technology Institute LGBTQ Center OC LGBTQ+ Allies Lake County

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Division of HIV and STI Programs M-Care Healthcare

Mary's House for Older Adults, Inc

MassEquality Maverick County Hospital District / Ryan White MCWP

MDHHS /Michigan HIV AIDS Council (MHAC) planning group Medical Advocacy and Outreach

Mercer Co. Health Dept Miami-Dade County Ryan White Part A Program

Middle Path Counseling Services

Mount Sinai Health System NACCHO

National Coalition of STD Directors

National LGBT Cancer Network

National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)

NECA AETC Oral Health Resource Center

Nevada Office of Minority Health and Equity

New England AIDS Education and Training Center

New Orleans Office of Health Policy & AIDS Funding

New York City Department of Health and Human Services - The New York HIV Health and Human Services Planning Council New York University Langone Long Island

North County LGBTQ Resource Center

North Idaho AIDS Coalition (NIAC)

Nyanza Reproductive Health Society

NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull

Oakland LGBTQ Community Center


Oklahoma City Indian Clinic

One Colorado

Open Aid Alliance

Other Options, Inc.




PGH Equality Center

Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Places for People



Pomona Pride Center, Inc.

Positive Connections Positive Health Solutions Positively Aware magazine

Prairie State Legal Services HIV/AIDS Project

Pride Action Tank

Pride Center of Vermont Primary Care Development Corporation PROCEED INC. Project Safety Net

Project Street Beat at Planned Parenthood of Greater NY Project Vision Hawai'i

Q Care Plus

Q Center

Queens Health System Rainbow Advocacy Inclusion & Networking Services - RAINS Rainbow Center

RAO Community Health Ricky's Pride

Ruth Ellis Center



San Diego American Indian Health Center

Sga- Delgado & PFLAG New Orleans/ Get Loud Louisiana SIECUS: Sex Ed for Social Change

SisterLove, Inc Southern Arizona AIDS FoundationSpectrum Medical Stubbs Chiropractic LLC Suffolk County Department of Health Services

Suffolk County Dept. of Health Services' Office of Minority Health

Suncoast Health Council, Inc.

SUNY Sullivan Tapestry

Terros Health

The Boston Congress of Public Health

The Center

The Center on Colfax

The Equality Federation

The Frederick Center

The H Line (NYS HIV/STI/Hepatitis c Hotline)

The Houston Regional HIV/AIDS Resource Group, Inc.

The Lavender Clinic

The LGBTQ Center Long Beach

The LGBTQ Community Center of Southern Nevada (The Center)

The Montrose Center

The Society for Children Orphaned By AIDS Inc. (SOCOBA)

Tomah VA Medical Center- Department of Veterans Affairs


Twin Health and Wellness Center

Ujima Men's Collective Unified HIV Health and BeyondUniversity of Kentucky - Target4 Project University of Nevada, Reno University of Southern Maine Health Services

Until There's a Cure Foundation

Urban Health Plan

VAC | Westbrook Clinics

Valley Medical Center Variety Care Virginia Department of Health Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey

VNACJ/Prevention Resource Network

W King Health Care Group

Waikiki Health

Washington AIDS Partnership Washington Health Institute

Watts Healthcare

Waves Ahead Puerto Rico WeCanStopSTDsLA

Wellness Services, Inc.

Western North Carolina Community Health Services, Inc.

Woman's Hospital

YMCA of Honolulu

Young Invincibles

Youth Care Team - Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Youth for Development and Human Rights Advancement

National LGBTQ Health Coalition logo

About the National Coalition for LGBTQ Health

The National Coalition for LGBTQ Health is committed to improving the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals through federal and local advocacy, education, and research. The Coalition represents and consists of: providers, practitioners, individuals, advocates alike who serve LGBTQ communities nationally, including individuals of every sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, and age regardless of disability, income, education, and geography. Visit for more information.

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