LGBT Resources

Posted on 06/10/2014 12:22:00 PM

President Obama declared June Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. 


In the Proclamation, a couple statements were especially pertinent to mental health in our community. The Proclamation states, in part: 


My Administration proudly stands alongside all those who fight for LGBT rights. Here at home, we have strengthened laws against violence toward LGBT Americans, taken action to prevent bullying and harassment, and prohibited discrimination in housing and hospitals...  I continue to call on the Congress to correct this injustice by passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. And in the years ahead, we will remain dedicated to addressing health disparities within the LGBT community by implementing the Affordable Care Act and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy -- which focuses on improving care while decreasing HIV transmission rates among communities most at risk...


As I was looking for resources for helping clients with some of these issues listed above, I became aware that NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) has some resources on their page. Here isthe link. I hope you find this helpful. 

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