The cover of the Harvard Medicine Magazine Winter 2020 edition. The text reads "Harvard Medicine Magazine: United in a movement to improve LGBTQ health care." The cover design is a black background with an array of colorful shoes.

Harvard Medicine Magazine | Winter 2020: United in a movement to improve LGBTQ health care

January 17, 2020

The winter edition of Harvard Medicine Magazine has been published with a focus on LGBTQ+ health care. 

With articles covering intersex care, the impact of discrimination and minority stress on LGBTQ+ people's health, and data privacy with medical records, this edition of Harvard Medicine is a comprehensive, engaging resource on the many intersections of LGBTQ+ identity and the medical world. 

The Winter 2020 edition can be read online here.

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Resource for Understanding the Health and Identity of Transgender People

June 26, 2019


In celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride month, LAHMS is proud to offer this resource created by first-year Harvard medical student Casey Orozco-Poore for the Racial Justice Coalition's "Essentials" series. In this presentation, you will find more information on the health and identity of transgender people, which features basic definitions, cultural context, health disparities and clinical recommendations for health care workers. Casey is a leader of the LAHMS student group and proud to offer this free resource created for students, physicians and educators to utilize in their efforts in creating safe clinical spaces for all patients.

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HMS Students Rally against Discrimination: Faculty, staff also support rights of intersex, trans and gender-diverse people

November 5, 2018

HMS students, faculty and staff gathered in the TMEC Atrium on Nov. 1 to stand in solidarity with intersex, trans and gender-diverse friends, families and patients. The demonstration was part of a national movement initiated by the Medical Student Pride Alliance in response to an article in the New York Times about a leaked U.S. Department of Health and Human Services memo regarding a government definition of gender based on biological sex. Additionally, students were rallying in support of voting yes on a Massachusetts ballot measure that would keep in place a law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender identity.

Read the full story here.