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LGBTQIA+ Health & Cultural Competency

LGBTQ+ health & cultural competency resources for healthcare providers.

LGBTQ+ Search Terms

Social and cultural norms and discussion around LGBTQ+ people have been changing rapidly in the United States and around the world, leading to rapid changes in acceptable and/or widely used vocabulary. Library and research terminology changes more slowly, and older research articles often use verbiage now considered outdated, unacceptable, or overly clinical for use in conversation or writing. Thus, when searching for relevant literature, you must identify all useful search terms, even if some of these terms are considered unacceptable today.