National LGBT Health Awareness Week

Where has the week gone? I’m so behind! But not too late to share this with you …

Have You Experienced Health Care Discrimination?

This week is National LGBT Health Awareness Week.  We invite you to join Lambda Legal in observing this week by helping us collect the stories of LGBT people and those living with HIV who have been directly affected by health care discrimination.

Share Your Story today and help us ask policy-makers and health care providers to ensure that LGBT people and people living with HIV receive care free from discrimination.

In Lambda Legal’s recent health care fairness survey, most of the 5,000 respondents reported experiencing discrimination in health care settings—including more than half of all lesbian, gay and bisexual respondents, 70 percent of transgender respondents and 63 percent of respondents living with HIV.

The findings are shocking, but we need to add personal stories to the statistics.

On the heels of the historic passage of national health care reform, it’s important that we draw attention to the issues faced by LGBT people and those living with HIV. Health care reform is an important step toward improving access for millions of Americans, but much more must be done to address the specific needs of LGBT and HIV communities.

Share your own story today and help us promote our Share Your Story project this week. Place a link on your Facebook page, or other social networking sites by downloading one of these widgets.

Health Care Fairness cannot wait. Share your story.

*Please note that Lambda Legal is collecting these stories for educational purposes. If you need assistance or advice on legal matters, you should immediately contact the Lambda Legal Help Desk.

The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada is a community-based organization, which supports and promotes activities directed at furthering the well being, positive image, and human rights of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender community and its allies in Southern Nevada.

The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada
953 E. Sahara # B-31 Las Vegas, NV  89104
702.733.9800   702.733.9075 (fax)

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