As a CVN clinic, we are proud to serve our LGBTQ veterans, service members, and their loved ones. Our care is confidential and identity-affirming: whether or not someone is out to their friends or family, it is always safe to share one's sexual orientation, gender identity, and pronouns with our clinic staff and therapists.
We've gathered some resources that may be helpful to folks in the LGBTQ community and their family and allies:
- Being open with your clinician can help ensure you receive the best care possible. Click here to hear from veterans about why it's important to discuss sexual orientation and identity with your health care providers.
- Modern Military Association of America: The nation’s largest organization of LGBTQ service members, military spouses, veterans, their families and allies.
- American Veterans for Equal Rights: A non-profit, non-partisan, chapter-based Veterans Service Organization dedicated to full, equal rights and equitable treatment for all present and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces, especially LGBTQ veterans and service members.
- The Trevor Project: Provides crisis intervention services, including a national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth.
- VHA LGBTQ+ Patient Care: Learn more about LGBTQ+ patient care services available for veterans at VHA.
- SPARTA: Advocates for inclusive military policy, provides peer support, and develops transgender military service educational resources on behalf of currently serving transgender military members.
- Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA): Advocates for the equality of transgender veterans and active duty service members to receive fair and equal treatment in areas such as healthcare, benefits, and open transgender military service.
- GLSEN: Advises on, advocates for, and researches comprehensive policies designed to protect LGBTQ students as well as students of marginalized identities.
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