Professional Organizations

AMSA’s Committee on Gender and Sexuality has produced “Paint Your School Pink” for student leaders that would like to start an LGBT medical student organization at their school or need advice on how to strengthen an already existing group.

Includes links to policy, legislation, research, advocacy and training resources.

Pediatricians play a key role in advocating and caring for LGBTQ+ children, youth, and families. We have assembled a collection of resources and recommendations to help care for this community.

The mission of the Section on LGBT Health and Wellness is to support the health and wellness of LGBT children and their families; LGBT parents and their children; children with variations in gender presentation and their families; LGBT pediatricians and trainees.

GLMA is a national organization committed to ensuring health equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ+) and all sexual and gender minority (SGM) individuals, and equality for LGBTQ/SGM health professionals in their work and learning environments.

Evidence-based knowledge and education, including guidelines, clinical recommendations and physician education resources. Tools and resources to support patient care strategies, including additional toolkits and patient education resources. Information on local, state, and national LGBT advocacy efforts, including the latest on AAFP advocacy efforts.

This section serves as a database for resources and education opportunities for professionals working with LGBTQ+ youth and their families. Resources are split into sections for providers delivering direct patient care and training resources for students and trainees.

An American Academy of Dermatology Expert Resource Group. Serving LGBTQ/SGM patients via advocacy and physician education.

Published Guidelines

These guidelines aim to address [health] disparities by equipping primary care providers and health systems with the tools and knowledge to meet the health care needs of their transgender and gender nonconforming patients.

Resources for preventing, diagnosing, reporting and treating HIV and STDs in Los Angeles County.

The listed guidelines and related implementation resources provide guidance about prevention strategies and services that can prevent or diagnose new HIV infections and link individuals at risk to relevant prevention, medical and social services.

The most current HIV/AIDS Treatment Guidelines published by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

Primary Care Guidance for Persons With Human Immunodeficiency Virus: 2020 Update by the HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

The 2017 guideline on endocrine treatment of gender dysphoric/gender incongruent persons.

The federally approved medical practice guidelines for HIV/AIDS are developed by panels of experts in HIV care.

The overall goal of the SOC is to provide clinical guidance for health professionals to assist transgender and gender nonconforming people with safe and effective pathways to achieving lasting personal comfort with their gendered selves, in order to maximize their overall health, psychological well-being, and self-fulfillment.


Education/Trainings

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Provides access to training through the National LGBT Health Education Center, part of the Fenway Institute; and the Center for Affiliated Learning (CAL), part of the Human Rights Coalition.

The National HIV Curriculum is an AIDS Education and Training Center Program and led by the University of Washington.

This course offers an intimate, story-based introduction to the experiences of six transgender children and their families. Through illustrated stories and short teaching videos, learners will gain a better understanding of gender identity and the gender spectrum.

Seven interactive, multi-media modules covering core concepts related to transgender people and communities.

SAMHSA and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) have compiled a list of professional training curricula to improve the health and well-being of the LGBT population.

An educational curriculum designed for psychiatry residents.

Provides a multitude of trainings including numerous LGBTQ-focused trainings applicable to a broad audience.


LGBTQ Research

The Williams Institute is the leading research center on sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy. We ensure that facts — not stereotypes — inform laws, policies, and judicial decisions that affect the LGBT community.


Conferences/Meetings

Provides State of the Art and Review Conferences which often include LGBTQ+ content

The premier scientific conference on LGBTQ+ health - features innovative healthcare breakthroughs and interventions, as well as the latest research from LGBTQ+ health experts from across the country.

Often includes LGBTQ+ content.

Offered every other year.

Offered every other year, alternating with WPATH Symposium.

This conference is designed to train the whole health care team in providing responsive and confident gender-affirmative health care, grounded in research evidence and best clinical practices.

The Southern California LGBTQIA Health Conference was created by a group of healthcare professional students across Southern California looking to bring attention to the healthcare needs of LGBTQIA communities in Southern California. The purpose of this conference is to educate students and healthcare professionals in LGBTQIA health issues by providing a forum for the discussion of new trends in LGBTQIA health care issues and for cultivating inter-professional networks.

The symposium provides focused and topical education and updates on HIV and COVID-19 for clinicians from around the world.

This landmark program presents cutting-edge research, evidence-based educational sessions, and training opportunities across many disciplines.

Lists conferences and educational opportunities at UCLA and locally fearing UCLA Gender Health providers.