Pride in Practice: Your Guide to LGBT Health Care

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More than 8 million adults in the United States identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual, and over 700,000 identify as transgender.1Gates GJ. [Internet]. Williams Institute. 2011 [cited 2018 Dec 12]. Available from:

As providers, we will all see LGBT patients regardless of our degrees, specialties, or places of practice. Yet few of us have received more than cursory training in caring for a population with many unique health care needs and challenges.

Pride in Practice was founded to bridge this divide. By sharing the latest standards of care, provider perspectives, and patient and advocate stories, we aim to be a comprehensive resource for providers interested in improving care for their sexual and gender minority patients.

From articles on getting started in transgender medicine to taking a better sexual history from bisexual patients, we are excited to feature voices at the cutting edge of LGBT-inclusive health care. We invite you to take a look, implement what you learn into your own practice, and contribute your knowledge.

Thank you for joining us in this journey.

Haidn Foster, Editor-in-Chief


Haidn Foster, M.D.

Dr. Foster is President and Editor-in-Chief of Pride in Practice. He is a resident physician at Penn State Health and an alumnus of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

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