The Tegan and Sara Foundation fights for health, economic justice and representation for LGBTQ girls and women.

The LGBTQ community has specific physical, mental and social health care needs that require certain knowledge and understanding to support. Cultural competence is one approach to reducing health disparities experienced by LGBTQ communities.

In May 2017, a dedicated group of innovators and technology professionals came together at the Lesbians Who Tech Annual Summit in Washington, DC to hack a product that would make it easier to locate and benefit from LGBTQ-competent healthcare.

As a first step, the group has assembled this website which is intended to consolidate the various resources in the marketplace.

This work is critically important because…

  • LGBTQ women have higher rates of some gynecological cancers, depression, obesity, suicide and tobacco/alcohol abuse
  • 34% of LGBTQ physicians reported observing discriminatory care of an LGBTQ patient
  • 56% of LGBTQ individuals report discrimination from their doctor
  • 21% of low and middle-income LGBTQ women are uninsured (compared to 9.8% of low and middle-income women in general)


Through the expertise of GLMA members and in collaboration with other lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights and health organizations as well as with health associations and policy- makers at all levels, GLMA is a major force in the effort to ensure the health and well-being of LGBT individuals and families.

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The Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) is the national LGBTQ benchmarking tool that evaluates healthcare facilities' policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of their LGBTQ patients, visitors and employees. The HEI 2017 evaluates a total of 1,619 healthcare facilities nationwide.

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Mytranshealth’s mission is to ensure that all trans and gender nonconforming people receive culturally competent service. They currently fully support Chicago, Dallas, Miami, New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle.

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RAD Remedy is dedicated to connecting trans, gender non-conforming, intersex and queer folks to accurate, safe, respectful and comprehensive care. Rad Remedy strategically prioritizes their data entry to first include rural and under-resourced areas of the country.

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QSPACES is building a free website for LGBTQ folks to find, rate and review health and wellness providers on LGBTQ-friendliness, competency and overall care. A beta version launched in Philadelphia in Summer 2017.

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The National LGBT Cancer Network works to improve the lives of LGBT cancer survivors and those at risk through education, training and advocacy.

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OutCare Health is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with the purpose of providing extensive information and education on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) healthcare.

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Scarleteen provides inclusive, comprehensive, supportive sexuality and relationships info for teens and emerging adults.

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Educate Yourself

Top 10 Things Lesbians Should Discuss with their Healthcare Provider

Terminology Related to Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and More

The Q Card Project

Ten Things Transgender Persons Should Discuss with their Health Care Providers

Out2Enroll: Let's Talk About Healthcare

Do Ask, Do Tell


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