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NASPGHAN recognizes PRIDE Month

NASPGHAN is proud to recognize June as PRIDE Month, and supports and acknowledges 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 yet 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 a preference for privacy and concern about discrimination (12). Persons in 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 for their patients. 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