WHAT IS LGBTQIA+?
LGBTQIA+ is an abbreviation for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, asexual, and more. These terms are used to describe a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.
Resources for LGBTQIA+ Health Care
Here are some helpful publications from the National LGBT Health Education Center
- Medical Care of Trans and Gender Diverse Adults
- LGBTQIA+ Glossary of Terms for Health Care Teams
- Providing Affirmative Care for Patients with Non-binary Gender Identities
- Guidelines and Tips For Collecting Patient Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) – 2022 Update
- Transgender and non-binary information hub (State of NJ)
News and Events
Rainbow Advocacy Council
Advocacy Council’s Mission and Vision:
- Assess the Rutgers School of Nursing environment and culture to ensure it is inclusive and affirming for LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, staff, and guests.
- Plan and implement initiatives to promote LGBTQIA+ diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) at the School of Nursing.
- Collaborate with the Curriculum and Evaluation Committee (C&E) to assess DEIB gaps in the curriculum across divisions.
- In partnership with the C&E Committee, make recommendations to include content that ensures future graduate nurses are knowledgeable of the health disparities of marginalized populations and feel confident in their ability to care for these diverse populations, including LGBTQIA+ individuals, families, and communities.
|Serrano, Carlos||Advisory Council Co-Chair|
|Slowinski, Dawn||Advisory Council Co-Chair|