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Beginning operations in 2017, The Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health (JHCTH) continues to evolve into a comprehensive center for patient care, biomedical research, and interdisciplinary education.
The Gertrude Stein Society is an organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and allied members of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, including the Schools of Nursing, Bloomberg School of Public Health, and School of Medicine.
Together, we seek to further our mission to cultivate all perspectives, comprehend each patient, collaborate with our community and create health equity.
The Office of Workforce Diversity is dedicated to creating and sustaining an inclusive workplace environment by partnering with executive leadership and individual departments to provide support and resources to recruit, retain, and develop a diverse workforce.
The Network of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Employees and Supporters seeks to create a welcoming and affirming environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) employees, patients, families, and friends.
Out in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (oSTEM) is a national student society dedicated to increasing the participation of people who identify with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or ally (LGBTQA) communities in disciplines related to science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM).
This page serves JHU's LGBTQ Alumni Community. Our mission is to create a community for our LGBTQ Alumni. Include, empower, embrace, connect, and celebrate what makes us Hopkins. We are One JHU.
Safe Zone training lasts 3 hours, and is suitable for students, staff, and faculty. It will help you become a better ally for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community. At the end of the training, participants are given a colorful Safe Zone logo in order to visibly demonstrate their support for the LGBTQ community.
Sibley’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) committee strives to create an inclusive and affirming environment for LGBTQ+ employees, patients, families and friends. This group consists of LGBTQ+ employees and allies. All are welcome!
Our efforts include:
- Creating community and a safe space for employees
- Creation of the LGBTQ Resource Nurse position
- LGBTQ+ 101 training and showing of Generation Silent documentary to all new employees
- Department-specific LGBTQ+ trainings led by Clare Madrigal, LGBTQ+ resource nurse
- Hosting the annual Pride lunch & learn for staff
- Participating in D.C. Capital Pride parade and festival
- Initiating gender neutral, single stall restrooms throughout the hospital
- National conference presentations promoting LGBTQ+ health
- Professional and social networking
Family Friend LGBTQ+ Visitor Network
Support in the LGBTQ+ community often comes from chosen family. During hospital stays, outpatient procedures or appointments, it can be helpful for LGBTQ+ patients to have someone by their side.
A Family Friend is a LGBTQ+ volunteer who provides visitation to LGBTQ+ patients during a hospital stay. When a patient requests a Family Friend, we will activate the network and attempt to provide a visitor for extra support during their stay. If interested, the patient or care team can contact Clare Madrigal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Decreasing Social Isolation In LGBTQ+ Older Adults
LGBTQ+ older adults are more likely to live alone and experience social isolation than heterosexual, cisgender (gender identity aligns with assigned sex at birth) counterparts. In an effort to decrease these vulnerabilities, Sibley’s NICHE and LGBTQ+ Resource Nurse, host lunch and film events for the LGBTQ+ older adult community.
LGBTQ+ Confident Provider List
We have a group of providers who specialize in providing compassionate care and treatment to the LGBTQ community. View the LGBTQ+ provider list.
These accomplishments are possible thanks to our generous LGBTQ fund donors. If you would like to be a donor, please reach out to the Sibley Foundation at 202-537-4257.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer and Ally (LGBT+) Employee Resource Group (ERG) at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center envisions a collaborative and compassionate health care setting and workplace environment free of discrimination in all forms and which promotes social justice inspires community engagement and equality for all.
Assist in the development of organizational initiatives that enhance the engagement and the development of LGBT+ employees by:
- Mentoring and coaching
- Raising the level of exposure by implementing and participating in visible projects
- Providing educational resources
Provide a safe space for LGBT+ employees to discuss issues by:
- Reducing isolation by having regular meetings
- Providing a venue to discuss political and social issues in a supportive environment
Assist Johns Hopkins Bayview in creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive work environment by:
- Increasing the awareness, education, and presence of LGBT+ issues on campus and in the community
- Developing communication methods to share information and promote LGBT+ activities, events and major initiatives
Advocate for the equal treatment of LGBTQ+ patients and clients by:
- Serving as a resource to the organization by supporting recruitment, development, leadership initiatives to enhance the care provided to our patients
- Providing education to staff regarding diversity and cultural understanding
Diversity and inclusion are central to Suburban’s mission and values. We strive to provide the highest level of care and do not discriminate based on patient’s sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. At Suburban, all individuals in the diverse communities we serve are treated with dignity, compassion and respect.