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June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month

SAMHSA, CDC, US Department of Health and Human Services, Pacific Southwest ATTC, Library of Congress and The Trevor Project
Publication Date: Jun 18, 2021

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ+) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States (Library of Congress, loc.gov/lgbt-pride-month/about/). Initially, the last Sunday of the month in June was celebrated as "Gay Pride Day" and today, many cities in the US have month-long series of events and celebrations that include pride parades, parties, workshops, and concerts. In addition, memorials are held during June for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. 

The following links provide resources and publications for clinicians, researchers, and other health professionals related to the health of LGBTQ+ individuals; information about training to help providers develop skills to deliver culturally-responsive and evidence-based treatment, recovery and prevention services for LGBTQ+ populations dealing with substance use and mental health disorders; and to recognize the impact that LGBTQ+ individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.

List of Resources:

SAMHSA Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Behavioral Health Equity

Resources on the LGBT population include national survey reports, agency and federal initiatives, and related behavioral health resources.

Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Center of Excellence on Racial and Ethnic Minority Young Men Who Have Sex with Men and Other Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Populations (YMSM+LGBTCoE) 

The YMSM+LGBT CoE was established to help providers develop skills to deliver culturally-responsive and evidence based prevention and treatment services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations dealing with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. Additionally, the CoE will provide a variety of innovative training and technical assistance resources, including training curricula, webinars, and a website clearinghouse to help providers working with LGBT populations and racial/ethnic minority young men who have sex with men (ages 18-26). https://www.ymsmlgbt.org/

Library of Congress LGBTQ Pride Month Resources 

Find resources including research guides for LGBTQ+ and Artists, Business and the Workplace, and Sports and Recreation; Arts & Sciences; Civil Rights and Government; and Literature and Poetry

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Resources 

Find resources and publications for clinicians, researchers, and other health professionals related to LGBT health.

LGBT Youth Resources 

Positive environments are important to help all youth thrive. However, the health needs of LGBT Youth can differ from their heterosexual peers. On this page, find resources from the CDC, other government agencies, and community organizations for LGBT Youth, their friends, educators, parents, and family members to support positive environments.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) LGBTQ+ Communities and Resources 

HHS has taken many steps to strengthen the health resources available to LGBTQ+ Americans. This page provides resources and information about some of those steps and how they have impacted the LGBTQ+ community:

The Trevor Project 

National organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth.

The White House: A Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month, 2021 

A message from US President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.