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NASPGHAN recognizes PRIDE Month 2024

NASPGHAN is proud to recognize June as PRIDE Month. We support and acknowledge the contributions of our members in the LGBTQIA+ Community. Our society is committed to improving our diversity and providing equitable and inclusive programs and positions to all members.

LGBTQIA+ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, and the ‘+’ represents members of the community with gender and sexual identities the acronym may not fully describe. Research in 2015 shows as many as 15% of physicians identify as LGBTQIA+, but many don’t share this for various reasons, including preference for privacy and concern about discrimination (1; 2). Members of the LGBTQIA+ community continue to experience disparities in their own healthcare and professional lives. As anti-LGBTQIA+ legislation grows in our country, NASPGHAN aspires to be an ally in the fight for equality and inclusion.

NASPGHAN Statement in Support of All People in the LGBTQIA+ Community, their Families and Health Care Providers
NASPGHAN supports all members of the LGBTQIA+ community and their healthcare partners who work to provide high-quality, affirming care. We support legislation that seeks to eliminate disparities that are known to exist for those in the LGBTQIA+ community. We are committed to educating ourselves and our community to create safe spaces for our LGBTQIA+ colleagues and patients to feel comfortable sharing their whole selves.

To learn more, visit the following resources:
Affirming Medical Care for LGBTQ Adolescents
The Safe Zone Project
Tips for Allies (GLAAD)
Human Rights Campaign
The Trevor Project

Our Partners
The Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses
Help & Hope for Children with Digestive Disorders
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
JPGN Reports