Episode #4: LGBTQ+ Healthcare

We were a little late in getting this episode out, but this is a conversation that needs to be continued even after Pride Month. This episode covers what healthcare looks like for individuals within the LGBTQ+ community ranging from chronic illness to HIV/AIDS. We were lucky enough to be joined by Brad Johnson who helped guide us through this discussion! Brad is a nurse at Baylor Scott and White who works closely with the LGBTQ+ community. 

 

Our wonderful guest, Brad!

Our wonderful guest, Brad!

Also, Jamila was congested because she always manages to find a way to come down with something or the other, so please excuse her nasally voice.

Resources

Here are some resources for cool/non-judgmental clinics to go to for any of your healthcare needs and some places to go if you need support, or just a safe place: 

The Kind Clinic: Specializes in HIV prevention/testing, provides STI exams, offers hormone therapy (Austin)

Out Youth: Organization based on helping LGBTQ+ youth (Austin) 

Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality: Find a health care provider that you can trust (National) 

Relevant Links: 

Health and Access to Care and Coverage for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals Within the U.S. 

How Hormone Therapy Works

Rates of Sexual Violence for Lesbian Women, Bisexual Women and Men, and Gay Men