Quality Healthcare for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender People: A Four-Part Webinar Series

Part 2:
Creating a Welcoming and Safe Environment for LGBT People and Families

Click here to download the slides from Part 2.  Click here to access the archived webinar.

Building on the first part of GLMA’s cultural competence webinar series exploring the health concerns and healthcare of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, Part 2 will focus on creating a welcoming and safe healthcare environment. LGBT people face many barriers in accessing healthcare including discrimination, lack of access, misunderstanding and fear. As a consequence, many LGBT people do not regularly access appropriate and timely care. The more informed healthcare professionals are, the more comfortable LGBT patients and clients will feel in an environment that is often alienating, disrespectful and traumatic. In order to create a more welcoming environment, it is essential to look at each aspect from the front desk to the clinical level. The webinar content has broad relevance to clinicians, administrators, researchers and academics alike.


  • Nathan Levitt, RN, Community Outreach and Education Nurse at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

Learning Objectives
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe barriers faced by LGBT people in accessing healthcare and why these barriers exist.
  • Identify concrete tools to incorporate into your school, organization, hospital, or healthcare center to provide sensitive, affirming, informed and empowering healthcare for the LGBT community.

To learn more about the series or view additional archived webinars from the series, please click here.

This webinar series is a project of GLMA in collaboration with the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.