June is LGBTQI+ Pride Month
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning, and Intersex (LGBTQI+) 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, https://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 LGBTQI+ individuals; information about training to help providers develop skills to deliver culturally-responsive and evidence-based treatment, recovery and prevention services for LGBTQI+ populations dealing with substance use and mental health disorders; and to recognize the impact that LGBTQI+ individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.
Pride Month Chat with Representative Ritchie Torres
Thursday, June 16, 2022, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Join SAMHSA in celebrating Pride Month with a virtual fireside chat with Representative Ritchie Torres. Rep. Torres is an openly gay man who has acknowledged his own struggles with mental health. This event is for any individual with an interest in LGBTQI+ behavioral health.
Submit your question for Rep. Torres when you register at the link!
Resources on the LGBTQI+ population include national survey reports, agency and federal initiatives, and related behavioral health resources.
HHS has taken many steps to strengthen the health resources available to LGBTQI+ Americans. This page provides resources and information about some of those steps and how they have impacted the LGBTQI+ communities
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
Find resources and publications for clinicians, researchers, and other health professionals related to LGBT health.
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.
National organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth.
A message from US President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.