Book of the Month
Top Health Issues for LGBT Populations: Information & Resource Kit
Publisher: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration(SAMHSA)
Publication Date: March 2012
Top Health Issues for LGBT Populations Information & Resource Kit informs health care providers and prevention specialists about the health experiences of LGBT populations. Understanding the health issues of LGBT individuals is a significant step in improving access to care and the quality of behavioral health services. The information and resource kit contains seven fact sheets, including an overview of terms related to gender identity and sexual expression, as well as PowerPoint slides that can be used individually or together. They are both available for download free of charge here and here.
Association of American Colleges & Universities
Diversity and Inclusive Excellence
Since 1971 AAC&U has developed initiatives that bring together faculty and institutions of higher learning to provide national leadership that advances diversity and equity in higher education, and the best educational practices for an increasingly diverse population. AAC&U understands diversity and equity as fundamental goals of higher education and as resources for learning that are valuable for all students, vital to democracy and a democratic workforce and to the global position and wellbeing of the United States. AAC&U's commitment to make excellence inclusive—to bring the benefits of liberal education to all students—is rooted deeply in commitment to a diverse, informed, and civically active society.
The Cross Cultural Health Care Program
Healthcare in Every Community, Every Community in Healthcare
The Cross Cultural Health Care Program (CCHCP) is a nonprofit training and consulting organization founded in 1992. Their mission is to serve as a bridge between communities and health care institutions to advance access to quality health care that is culturally and linguistically appropriate.
Duke University Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Life
The Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Life provides education, advocacy, support, mentoring, academic engagement, and space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, questioning, and straight-allied students, staff, and faculty at Duke. The Center for LGBT Life also serves and supports Duke alumni/ae and the greater LGBTQ community. Through its services, the Center encourages critical thinking about the intellectual, cultural, and political ramifications of sexual and gender difference at Duke and beyond, seeking to challenge bias and intolerance in order to promote affirmation and support a more hospitable campus climate.
June is Gay & Lesbian Pride Month
On June 2nd 2000, President Bill Clinton declared June Gay and Lesbian Pride Month, "recognizing the joys and sorrows that the gay and lesbian movement has witnessed, and to celebrate our diversity and recognize the gay and lesbian Americans whose many and varied contributions have enriched our national life." June has been associated with gay and lesbian issues since June 28,1969, when gays at the Stonewall Inn in New York City resisted arrest after the club was raided by the police. This event is considered the start of the modern gay rights movement in the U.S. and worldwide.
Some related links for resources and information:
- Lambda Literary: Celebrating Excellence in LGBT Literature since 1989
- In and Out of the Closet: Fiction and Nonfiction about LGBTQ Teens, Evanston (Illinois) Public Library website.
- Stonewall Inn, History and Significance, Wikipedia
The remarks made by President Obama
in observation of LGBT Pride Month
(White House, June 29, 2011)