Just in time for Pride Week, the new LGBTQ+ Health Guide is ready: http://dal.ca.libguides.com/LGBTQHealth. Pride Week is an important and meaningful time of year — a reminder of the ongoing movement to make our communities more welcoming, safe and inclusive for the diverse individuals who identify as LGBTQ+.
This health guide is the result of a partnership between Dalhousie Libraries, the Nova Scotia Health Authority Library Services and Halifax Public Libraries. In partnering, resources from all three organizations are linked, including publicly available resources. The goal of the guide is to address the need for curated, trustworthy health information for this minority population that addresses the need for cultural respect and understanding of the particular health needs of individuals in the LGBTQ+ community.
The guide contains resources directed at three groups: researchers, clinicians and trainees, and community members. They conducted a survey prior to launching the guide and received excellent suggestions which they incorporated and welcome continued feedback and suggestions on the guide.
To find out more, attend the upcoming Lunch and Learn: Understanding 2SLGBTQ+ health panel hosted by prideHealth at the Royal Bank Theatre in the Halifax Infirmary, Monday, July 26, 12–1 p.m.
And for more information about what Dalhousie is doing for Pride Week, check out dal.ca/showyourpride