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PRIDE is alive and well at UCLA Health

UCLA Health is excited to participate in community-centered events to celebrate PRIDE and promote LGBTQ+ health and wellness. We’re coming together with the community to showcase our diversity and celebrate our LGBTQ+ focused programs. 

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UCLA Health is raising money to support LGBTQ+ health and wellness. Your gift will accelerate the growth of LGBTQ+ programs within our four central pillars of LGBTQ+ care:

  1. To create innovative patient care programs and resources
  2. To promote LGBTQ+ health advocacy
  3. To advance UCLA LGBTQ+ research
  4. To provide in-depth education on LGBTQ+ health care.

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Clinical resources at UCLA Health

LGBTQ+ Champions

The LGBTQ+ Champions at UCLA Health are dedicated to delivering compassionate, inclusive and equitable care to support our diverse LGBTQ+ community.  These providers have expertise in various aspects of health care for the LGBTQ+ community and have earned the designation as a “LGBTQ+ Champion”.


The Center for Clinical AIDS Research & Education (CARE) is UCLA’s home for HIV primary and specialty patient care.  We offer Ryan White services for the uninsured, case management and transportation assistance for qualifying residents of Los Angeles County. Our LGBTQ+ champions help our community live stronger, healthier and more affirming lives. 

Gender Health

The Gender Health Program provides comprehensive health care for the transgender and gender diverse community by bringing together experts from medical, mental health and surgical disciplines.

EMPWR Program

The EMPWR (“empower”) Program is an initiative of the UCLA Division of Population Behavioral Health designed to promote well-being and resilience in LGBTQ+ children, teenagers, and adults. EMPWR provides a safe, affirming environment for LGBTQ+ clients with mental health concerns related to stressful and/or traumatic experiences.

Lesbian, Bisexual, Queer (LBQ) Women’s Health Program

The Lesbian, Bisexual, Queer (LBQ) Women’s Health Program aims to address the unique health care needs of LBQ identifying patients through multidisciplinary clinical care, community engagement, medical education and ongoing quality improvement projects. The program seeks to address currently identified LBQ health care disparities as well as serve as a national leader in gathering new data to help inform future programs and initiatives. Call 310-207-0041 or visit the website to learn more.

Research resources at UCLA Health

The UCLA Vine Street Clinic conducts research that focuses on the health of men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM), transgender and gender non-binary persons. The clinic offers behavioral and pharmacological treatments that target addiction, HIV and other infectious diseases.

CARE also brings world-class research to our patients. Since the beginning of the HIV epidemic, our research has focused on HIV prevention, treatments and cures, as well as other infections including Hepatitis B, gonorrhea and monkeypox.

The Center for HIV Identification, Prevention and Treatment Services (CHIPTS) is a collaboration of diverse, multi-disciplinary HIV researchers from UCLACharles Drew University of Medicine and ScienceFriends Research Institute and the RAND Corporation. CHIPTS promotes collaborative research, fosters networking and supports capacity building among communities and agency partners in efforts to eliminate new HIV infections and health disparities in communities disproportionally affected by HIV.

The UCLA Hub for Health Intervention, Policy and Practice co-creates research to inform policy and practice addressing intersecting oppressions in order to improve community health.

The UCLA-CDU CFAR Clinical Science Core’s mission is to improve the lives of persons living with or at risk for HIV through research. Learn more about their Research Study Volunteer Project (RSVP), a registry for people interested in studies related to HIV treatment and prevention.

The UCLA Center for LGBTQ+ Advocacy, Research & Health (C-LARAH) is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of sexual and gender minorities by conducting research to reduce LGBTQ+ racial and ethnic health disparities. They also train scholars from underrepresented minority groups to become leaders in ​public health.

Resources for UCLA Health staff faculty and trainees

The UCLA Health Pride Network is the system-wide employee & trainee resource group devoted to our LGBTQ+ community and their allies with the goal of empowering our employees, faculty and trainees to have a collective voice in fostering a welcoming, respectful, unique and creative culture within our health system.

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