LGBTQ+ Nursing Education Resources

Bridging a Gap in Knowledge

  • A New Research Center at Columbia Nursing Aims To Deepen Our Knowledge of the Challenges Facing LGBTQ Patients—And Identify Their Sources of Resilience.

How ‘Gaydar’ Affects LGBTQ youth; Covid-19’s Impact on Mental Health 

  • A student discusses the challenges LGBTQ students in Hong Kong face and how the idea of ‘gaydar’ can be helpful or harmful depending on how it is used. Another student shares her thoughts on how the coronavirus pandemic has made people more anxious, while also offering some advice for self-care

Infusing LGBTQ Cultural Competency into Nursing Curriculum

  • Today's global societal climate is changing. Different cultures across the world have variations on the level of acceptance for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)community. While LGBTQ lifestyles are typically more accepted among medical professionals, many are stigmatized within their own cultures, even within the healthcare arena. The educational environment is paramount to addressing the issue of stigma and therefore reducing stress initiated by stigma, for LGBTQ populations.

Harvard Medical School’s Sexual and Gender Minority Health Teaching Module Series

  • These modules, developed by Harvard Medical School, are intended to train medical educators and clinicians in patient care for sexual and gender minorities and offer more effective teaching strategies.

LGBTQIA+ Care Organizational Change Videos

  • A new 3-5 minute video series discusses best practices for organizational change at health centers to provide LGBTQIA+ affirming care. Topics include Health Needs Assessment, Engagement and Collaboration with Community Partners, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Data Collection, Information Technology Considerations, Investment and Engagement from Key Stakeholders, and Recruitment and Retention of LGBTQIA+ workers.

Safe Zone Training 

  • The Safe Zone Project (SZP) is a free online resource providing curricula, activities, and other resources for educators facilitating Safe Zone trainings (sexuality, gender, and LGBTQ+ education sessions), and learners who are hoping to explore these concepts on their own. Co-created by Meg Bolger and Sam Killermann in 2013, the SZP has become the go-to resource for anyone looking to add some Safe Zone to their life.