Achieving Health Care Fairness

Find Your State

Know the laws in your state that protect LGBT people and people living with HIV.
Medical Providers' Obligation to Follow Anti-Discrimination Laws

Anti-discrimination laws are important tools for protecting non-discriminatory access to health care for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Studies demonstrate that anti-gay and antitrans bias permeates the medical profession, with adverse effects on the health and well-being of LGBT people. Bias in health care delivery leads many people to avoid preventive and other needed care, often resulting in health problems that are more acute because they have been left undiagnosed and untreated.

August 31, 2009