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LGBTQI+ Pride Month
First Pride March: June 28, 1970
Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes
• Gay pride or LGBT pride (as opposed to shame and stigma) is the promotion of the self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and increased visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people as a social group.
• A 2017 Gallup poll concluded that 4.5% of adult Americans identified as LGBT
• In 2016, a study in the Journal of Adolescent Health indicated that up to 1.3% of youth identify as transgender or gender nonconforming.
• Update paperwork to include the pronoun “they” instead of the binary he/her
• Ask for people’s preferred pronoun
• Do not assume level of involvement in the community or degree to which a person is out
• Pay attention to your pronoun use not assuming that a person’s significant other is of the opposite gender
• Learn about the basic terms that are used to describe gender identity and sexual orientation
• Examine your surroundings for signs that the LGBTQI+ population is represented and respected (decor, staffing, reading materials, music) Don’t just eliminate negative, but add positive
• Your organization’s nondiscrimination policy: Is it in a visible location?
• A rainbow flag, pink triangle, or other symbols of inclusiveness
• Availability of unisex restrooms
• Health education literature with diverse images and inclusive language, including information about LGBTQ health
• Posters announcing days of observance such as Pride and National Transgender Day of Remembrance
• #PrideEverywhere #PrideMonth
• National LGBT Health Education Center
• The Nurses’ Health Education About LGBTQ Elders curriculum is a FREE six-hour cultural competency training for nurses and health care providers serving older LGBTQ adults.
• CLAS (Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services) Standards in Behavioral Health: Working with the LGBTQ Population Part 1 Part 2