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This guide on LGBT health offers both consumer health resources and information for health professionals.
"LGBT" (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) is the most frequently used term in the health sciences for the many-acronymed world of diverse sexualities and gender identities, but "I" (Intersex) and "Q" (Queer and/or Questioning) also often appear.
This video from nurses, doctors, psychologists, social workers, and other health professionals at San Francisco General Hospital offers support and encouragement for LGBT youth as part of the It Gets Better Project.
UCSF Chancellor's Awards for GLBT Leadership. Each year the UCSF Chancellor recognizes one member each from UCSF faculty, UCSF staff, and UCSF student, residency, or fellowship programs for leadership in promoting GLBT visibility, mutual respect, understanding, and appreciation of diversity, mentoring, and medical education. See an article on the 2012 award recipients, and see a video of the awards ceremony on the LGBT Populations page of this guide.
Prostate Cancer Support Group for Gay Men & Partners. 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm, Room B704, Mt. Zion Hospital, 1600 Divisadero. Interested participants should contact Vittorio Cornelli, PsyD, at 415-476-0468 or by email at ComelliV@medsch.ucsf.edu.
Bay Area and California statewide organizations for LGBT health are featured here, while national LGBT health organizations are found on the General Resources page.
Here are some of the many LGBT community centers and other organizations in the Bay Area.