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Pride in Practice publishes articles, stories, and other resources to empower health care workers to provide excellent care for people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and differences in sex development.

We are currently seeking submissions from providers and students, patients, and community advocates that deal with health care issues facing the LGBT community, including:

  • Best practices, guidelines, and quality improvement in LGBT health care
  • Health disparities and social determinants of health among LGBT populations
  • How intersectionality of LGBT and other identities affects health and health care
  • Reducing barriers to accessing care and discrimination in the clinic
  • Collection and usage of sexual orientation and gender identity data
  • Advocacy for sexual and gender minority patients
  • Ways of incorporating care of LGBT patients into one’s practice
  • Incorporating LGBT health care into undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education curricula
  • Health insurance issues affecting LGBT patients
  • Navigating the health care system as an LGBT provider
  • LGBT patient stories
  • And much more…

If your article highlights any aspect of giving or receiving LGBT health care, please consider submitting below. Note: we encourage authors to reach out to our editorial team in advance of writing an article to ensure fit with our editorial goals.

Author guidelines

  • Submissions must be your original work, not previously published, and not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • Please do not submit primary research, as we do not currently have the capacity to review this work.
  • There are no word limits for articles. Rather, pieces should be as long as necessary to adequately cover the topic at hand.
  • We use the Associated Press Stylebook formatting for articles and ask that authors follow these guidelines when composing their submission.
  • All facts and statistics must be cited in National Library of Medicine (NLM) format.
  • Titles are written by our editors, though authors are welcome to suggest their own title. Our editorial team may also rework portions of submissions for style and clarity prior to publication.

Article Submission
Up to two (2) sentences.
Supported file types: .doc, .docx, .rtf
Minimum dimensions: 500 x 500 px. Supported file types: .jpg, .jpeg, .tiff, .png

The Terms of Use were last changed in October 28, 2018.


IMPORTANT: The owners and operators of Pride in Practice (“Pride in Practice”) operate this website (the “Site”) and the services related to or offered on the Site (hereinafter, the “Services”). Pride in Practice’s Services may include, without limitation, tools, applications, email services, bulletin and message boards, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, calendars, and downloadable mobile applications related to the Site or provided through the Site. These Terms of Use (“TOU”) govern your use of any of the Site and Services that are provided by Pride in Practice. Please read this agreement carefully before accessing or using the Site or Services. Each time you access or use the Site or Services, you agree to be bound by these TOU. If you do not agree to be bound by all of these TOU, you may not access or use the Site or Services. In addition, certain areas of the Site or Services may be subject to additional terms of use that we make available for your review. By using such areas, or any part thereof, you are expressly indicating that you have read and agree to be bound by the additional terms of use applicable to such areas. In the event that any of the additional terms of use governing such area conflict with these TOU, the additional terms will control.


1. This Site is for Informational Purposes Only and Does Not Provide Medical Advice


The Site and Services offer health-related information, but are designed for non-commercial, informational purposes only. YOU SHOULD NOT RELY ON THIS INFORMATION AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR, NOR DOES IT REPLACE, PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT. IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH OR THE CONTENT ON THE Site OR SERVICES, YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CONSULT WITH A PHYSICIAN OR OTHER HEALTH-CARE PROFESSIONAL. DO NOT DISREGARD, AVOID OR DELAY OBTAINING MEDICAL OR HEALTH RELATED ADVICE FROM YOUR HEALTH-CARE PROFESSIONAL BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU MAY HAVE READ ON THE SITE OR THROUGH THE SERVICES. THE USE OF ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE Site OR THROUGH THE SERVICES IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. Nothing stated or posted on the Site or available through any Service is intended to be, and must not be taken to be, the practice of medicine or counseling care. For the purposes of this agreement, the practice of medicine and counseling includes, without limitation, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, the practice of pharmacy, nutrition and fitness counseling or providing health care treatment, instructions, diagnosis, prognosis or advice. Developments in medical research may impact the health, fitness and nutritional topics discussed on the Site or through the Services and no assurance can be given that the information contained in the Site or the Services will always include the most recent findings or developments with respect to the particular material. Your access or use of the Site and the Services does not create in any way a physician/patient, confidential, or privileged relationship, or any other relationship that would give rise to any duties on our part or the part of our Licensors. We do not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, clinics, procedures, opinions, products or other information that may appear on the Site or Services. If you rely on any of the information provided by this Site or the Services, our employees, or guests or visitors to the Site, you do so solely at your own risk.


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You agree to abide by all applicable local, state, national, and international laws and regulations, including U.S. export and re-export control and economic sanction laws and regulations, with respect to your use of the Site and Services. You also acknowledge and agree that your use of the Internet and access to the Site is solely at your own risk. You should also understand that the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to/from a Site over the Internet or other form of global communication network cannot be guaranteed. Accordingly, Pride in Practice is not responsible for the security of any information transmitted to or from the Site. Pride in Practice reserves the right to prohibit or terminate use of or access to the Site at any time, without notice, for any reason whatsoever.


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The Site and the Services are not intended for children under the age of 13 and children under 13 should not use the Site or the Services. You acknowledge and agree that the Site and Services contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws, and are the sole property of Pride in Practice, its Licensors or our content providers. Unless otherwise specified in writing, the Services are for your personal and non-commercial use. In connection with your use of the Site and/or the Services, you acknowledge and agree that you will not: 1. Copy, reverse engineer, reverse assemble, otherwise attempt to discover the source code, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer or sell any information, software, products or services obtained through the Site or the Services; 2. Access the Site or Services by any means other than through the standard industry-accepted or Pride in Practice-provided interfaces; 3. Post or transmit any material that contains a virus or corrupted data; 4. Delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels; 5. Violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, rule or regulation or use the Site and/or the Services for any purpose that is prohibited by these TOU; 6. Manipulate or otherwise display the Site and/or the Services by using framing or similar navigational technology; 7. Register, subscribe or unsubscribe any party for any Pride in Practice product or service if you are not expressly authorized by such party to do so; 8. Use the Site or the Services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair Pride in Practice’s servers or networks, or interfere with any other user’s use and enjoyment of the Site and/or the Services; 9. Gain or attempt to gain unauthorized access to any of the Site, Services, accounts, computer systems or networks connected to Pride in Practice through hacking, password mining or any other means; 10. Obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Site or the Services or harvest or otherwise collect information about other users without their consent; 11. Use the Site in any manner that could damage, disparage, or otherwise negatively impact Pride in Practice. In addition, you agree to comply with our Posting Guidelines below. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, COPYING OR REPRODUCING ANY SERVICES, PROGRAMS, PRODUCTS, INFORMATION OR MATERIALS PROVIDED BY PRIDE IN PRACTICE TO ANY OTHER SERVER OR LOCATION FOR FURTHER REPRODUCTION OR REDISTRIBUTION IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED.


5. Third Party Content


Any opinions, advice, statements, services, advertisements, offers or other information or content expressed or made available through the Site by third parties, including information providers, are those of the respective authors or distributors and not Pride in Practice. Neither Pride in Practice, its Licensors nor any third-party content providers guarantee the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any content. Furthermore, neither Pride in Practice nor its Licensors endorse or are responsible for the accuracy and reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made on any of the Site or Services by anyone other than an authorized Pride in Practice or Licensor representative while acting in his/her official capacity. You may be exposed through the Site or Services to content that violates our policies, is sexually explicit or is otherwise offensive. You access the Site and Services at your own risk. We take no responsibility for your exposure to third party content on the Site or the Services. Pride in Practice and its Licensors do not assume, and expressly disclaim, any obligation to obtain and include any information other than that provided to it by its third party sources. It should be understood that we do not advocate the use of any product or procedure described in the Site or through the Services, nor are we responsible for misuse of a product or procedure due to typographical error.


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If any of the Site or Services require you to open an account, you must complete the registration process by providing Pride in Practice with current, complete and accurate information, as prompted by the applicable registration form. You acknowledge that by providing any information to Pride in Practice which is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Pride in Practice reserves the right to terminate your access and use of the Site and/or the Services. As part of the registration process, you will be asked to select a username and password. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the security and confidentiality of your account and password. FURTHERMORE, YOU ARE ENTIRELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY AND ALL ACTIVITIES AND CONDUCT, WHETHER BY YOU OR ANYONE ELSE, THAT ARE CONDUCTED THROUGH YOUR ACCOUNT. You agree to notify Pride in Practice immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security. Neither Pride in Practice nor its Licensors will be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or account, either with or without your knowledge. You may be held liable for any losses incurred by Pride in Practice, its Licensors or another party due to someone else using your account or password.


7. Linking to the Site


We reserve the right to disallow you to link to the Site at any time in our sole discretion. If we exercise such right, you agree to immediately remove and disable any and all of your links to the Site. In the absence of a written agreement with us specifying how you may link to the Site, use the following guidelines for adding one or more links to the Site from your website:



  • The link must be a text-only link that clearly includes the URL of the applicable Site;

  • If the link points to any page on a Site other than the home page, the text link must also include the title of the target landing page;

  • The appearance, position and other aspects of the link may not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with our good name and trademarks;

  • The appearance, position and other aspects of the link may not create the false impression that an entity is associated with, sponsored by, or endorsed by us;

  • The link, when activated by a user, must display the Site full-screen and not within a “frame” on the linking website and linking may not trigger any interstitial or pop-up or pop-under windows; and

  • The link may not be used in connection with or appear on a website that a reasonable person might consider offensive, obscene, defamatory or otherwise malicious.


8. Disclaimer Regarding Linked Third Party Site


We reserve the right to change, modify, add or remove portions of this Policy at any time and without prior notice, and any changes will become effective immediately upon being posted unless we advise you otherwise. Your continued use of the Site or Services after this Policy has been amended shall be deemed to be your continued acceptance of the terms and conditions of the Policy, as amended. We encourage you to bookmark this Web page and review this Policy regularly.


9. Dealings with Third Parties


Your participation, correspondence or business dealings with any third party found on or through our Site and Services, including, without limitation, advertisers and other users, regarding payment and delivery of specific goods and services, and any other terms, conditions, representations or warranties associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. You agree that Pride in Practice shall not be responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or other matters of any sort incurred as the result of such dealings.


10. Submission of Articles and Other Materials


Your submission of article(s) and/or other material(s) (herein after, “Work”) for publication consideration by Pride in Practice is bound by the following terms. You must be the author of the Work and its sole copyright holder. You must proof the Work for spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization and sentence structure errors prior to submission. You must disclose all relevant financial interests and other conflicts upon submission of the Work. Pride in Practice does not guarantee the Work will be published and does not guarantee the duration of the Work’s publication. In the event of publication, you transfer copyright of the Work to Pride in Practice and agree that Pride in Practice has unconditional permission to publish the Work on the Site and Services and distribute the Work in any manner whatsoever. Pride in Practice reserves the right to edit the Work for grammar, spelling, formatting, and clarity as well as classify, re-classify or remove the Work from the Site and/or Services at any time for any reason. Pride in Practice may, or may not, contact you regarding acceptance or denial of your article submission.


11. Disclaimer of Warranties


THE SITE AND THE SERVICES, AND ANY CONTENT, TOOLS, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES DISPLAYED, ACCESSED OR OBTAINED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”, “AS AVAILABLE”, AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, Pride in Practice, ITS LICENSORS AND THEIR AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, AND AGENTS DO NOT WARRANT AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM THAT: (i) YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND/OR SERVICES AND ACCESS TO AND USE OF ALL OF THE TOOLS AND FEATURES THEREON WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE OR SECURE; (ii) THAT ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED THEREIN IS ACCURATE, RELIABLE OR COMPLETE; (iii) THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR (iv) THAT ANY SOFTWARE, SERVICES, SITE OR SERVER(S) ON WHICH THE SITE OR SERVICES ARE HOSTED ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND THE SERVICES AND ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIALS PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE AND SERVICES ARE ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES SOLD OR ADVERTISED HEREIN OR ABOUT THE SATISFACTION OF GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS REQUIRING DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION ON PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRODUCTS WITH REGARD TO THE CONTENT CONTAINED ON THE SITE OR THROUGH THE SERVICES. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO ANY TREATMENT, ACTION OR APPLICATION OF MEDICINE, MEDICATION OR THE INFORMATION OFFERED OR PROVIDED WITHIN OR THROUGH THE SITE OR THE SERVICES.


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NEITHER PRIDE IN PRACTICE NOR ITS LICENSORS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, AGENTS OR SPONSORS ARE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY LOSS OR INJURY OR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO (i) THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE AND/OR THE SERVICES; (ii) ANY CONTENT CONTAINED ON THE SITE AND/OR THE SERVICES; (iii) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT POSTED OR MADE PUBLICLY AVAILABLE ON THE SITE AND/OR THE SERVICES; (iv) ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE PURCHASED OR OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE AND/OR SERVICES; (v) ANY ACTION TAKEN IN RESPONSE TO OR AS A RESULT OF ANY INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THE SITE AND/OR SERVICES; (vi) ANY DAMAGE CAUSED BY LOSS OF ACCESS TO, DELETION OF, FAILURE TO STORE, FAILURE TO BACK UP, OR ALTERATION OF ANY CONTENT ON THE SITE AND/OR SERVICES; OR (vii) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SITE AND/OR THE SERVICES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF PRIDE IN PRACTICE OR ITS LICENSORS TO YOU FOR ANY AND ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR USING ANY OF THE SITE AND/OR SERVICES. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations and disclaimers may not apply to you. To the extent that we may not, as a matter of applicable law, disclaim any implied warranty or limit liabilities, the scope and duration of such warranty and the extent of our liability will be the minimum permitted under such applicable law.


13. Indemnification


You agree to indemnify, defend and hold Pride in Practice and its Licensors, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, agents, co-branders or other partners, employees and representatives harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, costs or expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and disbursements) which arise directly or indirectly out of or from (i) your breach of these TOU; (ii) any allegation that any Submission Materials infringe or otherwise violate the copyright, trade secret, trademark or other intellectual property rights of a third party; and (iii) your access or use of the Site or the Services.


14. Copyright Policy


The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under the U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials hosted by Pride in Practice infringe your copyright, you or your agent may send to Pride in Practice a notice requesting that the material be removed or access to it be blocked. Any notification by a copyright owner or a person authorized to act on its behalf that fails to comply with requirements of the DMCA shall not be considered sufficient notice and shall not be deemed to confer upon Pride in Practice actual knowledge of facts or circumstances from which infringing material or acts are evident. If you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, the DMCA permits you to send to Pride in Practice a counter-notice. All notices and counter notices must meet the then current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see http://www.loc.gov/copyright for details. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Editor the following information:



  • An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;

  • Identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;

  • Identification of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site or Service reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;

  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as your address, telephone number and, if available, your email address;

  • A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and

  • A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.


Pride in Practice’s Editor for notice of claims of copyright infringement or counter notices can be reached as follows: E-mail for notice: editor@prideinpractice.org. We suggest that you consult your legal advisor before filing a notice or counter-notice. Also, be aware that there can be penalties for false claims under the DMCA.


15. Jurisdictional Issues


Pride in Practice makes no representation or warranty that the content and materials on the Site or the Services are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United States. Those who choose to access the Site or use the Services from other locations do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent applicable. Pride in Practice reserves the right, at any time in our sole discretion, to limit the availability and accessibility of the Site or the Services to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction we so desire, and to limit the quantities of any such service or products that we provide.


16. Termination


You agree that Pride in Practice, in its sole discretion, may terminate your password, account (in whole or in part) or use of the Site or Services, and remove and discard any content within the Site or Services, at any time and for any reason. You agree that any actions taken under this Section may be effective without prior notice to you.


17. Governing Law


These TOU and the relationship between you and Pride in Practice shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Kentucky, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and Pride in Practice irrevocably agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and state courts located within the county of Kenton, in the State of Kentucky, and waive any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections to such courts.


18. Waiver and Severability


The failure of Pride in Practice to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these TOU shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these TOU is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severed herefrom and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.


19. Successors and Assigns


We may perform any of our obligations or exercise any of our rights under this TOU through one or more of our corporate affiliates (including any entity that directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by or is under common control with us). If Pride in Practice or its assets are acquired by another entity, that entity will assume our rights and obligations as described in this TOU. You may not assign your rights or obligations under this TOU, by operation of law or otherwise, without our prior written consent.


20. Updates


We may modify these TOU at any time, as we deem appropriate. If you disagree with the changes to the TOU, you must discontinue your use of the Site and Services, and if you have registered as a member, cancel your registration. Your continued access or use of any of the Site or Services following such notice signifies your acceptance of the modified TOU. It is your responsibility to review the TOU regularly to be aware of such modifications. We reserve the right to modify or discontinue the Site or Services with or without notice. We will not be liable to you or any third party should we exercise our right to modify or discontinue the Site or Services. If you object to any such changes, your sole recourse will be to cease access to the Site or Services. Continued access to the Site or Services following notice of any such changes will indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and acceptance of the Site or Services as so modified and your use of new Services will be governed by these TOU.


Additional Information


This site offers health, fitness and nutritional information and is designed for educational purposes only. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace, professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other health-care professional. Do not disregard, avoid or delay obtaining medical or health related advice from your health-care professional because of something you may have read on this site. The use of any information provided on this site is solely at your own risk.


Developments in medical research may impact the health, fitness and nutritional advice that appears here. No assurance can be given that the advice contained in this site will always include the most recent findings or developments with respect to the particular material.


If you are in the United States and think you are having a medical or health emergency, call your health care professional, or 911, immediately.


Certain health or medical material on this site may be sexually explicit. Please do not use this site if you would find these materials offensive.

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