The PAN Foundation celebrates LGBTQI+ Pride Month

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Pride Month is celebrated in June to recognize New York’s Stonewall Uprising in 1969. The Stonewall Uprising marked a turning point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States, and the Christopher Street Liberation March in 1970 commemorated one-year since the police riad at the Stonewall Inn. New York’s first “Gay Pride Week” and march that year led to more Pride celebrations across the country. 

This year, President Biden proclaimed June 2022 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Pride Month to acknowledge the current challenges facing the LGBTQI+ community and celebrate the generations of LGBTQI+ folks who have fought for inclusion and equality. 

This month, we’re highlighting four patient-focused organizations that serve the LGBTQI+ community. 

Fenway Health 

Fenway Health is a vocal advocate for equitable and accessible healthcare, support services, and transformative research and education. They focus on serving LGBTQIA+ people, BIPOC individuals, and other underserved communities in the Boston area. 

GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equity

GLMA is a natual organization working to ensure health equity for the LGBTQ community and all sexual and minority (SGM) individuals, and equality for LGBTQ/SGM healthcare professionals.  

National Coalition for LGBTQ Health 

The Coalition is committed to improving the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals through federal and local advocacy, education, and research. The Coalition is an initiative of HealthHIV, a national nonprofit focused on health equity. 

National LGBT Cancer Network 

The National LGBT Cancer Network works to improve the lives of LGBT cancer survivors and those at risk through education, training, and advocacy.