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Welcome to the LGBTQ+ Health Initiative! Our team is based at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. We work with a variety of organizations in New York State to reduce health disparities experienced by our LGBTQ+ community and to promote racial justice in all of the work that we do.

Gender and sexually diverse people, particularly people of color, continue to face social stigma and discrimination in the United States. This stigma, combined with a lack of access to culturally affirming and informed healthcare, leads to significant health disparities in these populations.

Our goal is to decrease the health disparities our LGBTQ+ communities face and improve racial justice within our communities by helping health and human service agencies across New York State more effectively reach and serve us.