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Happy Pride! Resources to support our LGBTQ+ community

June is widely celebrated by the LGBTQ+ community as it marks the anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in New York 1969. However, this month is set against a backdrop of numerous anti-LGBTQ+ and anti-trans legislation being pursued across the country, many of which jeopardize the health and safety of this community. While the goal is to eliminate systemic barriers in healthcare, these oppressive laws only increase inequities in this community. Our local communities are no strangers to prejudice, and in some cases, violence, against the LGBTQ+ community. It is undeniable that the socio-political status of our country has created a hostile environment for many of our colleagues and patients.

SCGC stands in solidarity with NSGC and condemns harmful anti-LGBTQ+ legislation as they are oppressive and inequitable. We are committed to supporting our colleagues and patients in the LGBTQ+ community as they deserve equal access to safe, quality, and gender-affirming healthcare. In an effort to continue to learn and better support the LGBTQ+ community, we have compiled a list of local and national organizations, readings, and other educational materials. We hope that you will stand with us in our commitment to the safety and well-being of our friends, family, and patients in the LGBTQ+ community.


Local Organizations:

LGBTQ Center Orange County (

Los Angeles LGBT Center (

The San Diego LGBT Community Center (

National/Online Resources:

The Trevor Project | For Young LGBTQ Lives - The Trevor Project provides online counseling services via online chat, phone, or by text

Home - Trans Lifeline - Transgender support organization run by trans people to support the trans community. They provide resources as well as peer-to-peer counseling services and connections to community and resources.

GLAAD - National non-profit focused on LGBTQ+ advocacy and cultural change. They also have an extensive list of outside organizations and resources for the LGBTQ+ community on their LGBTQ Resource List.

UCSF’s Center of Excellence for Transgender Health - provides training, education, research and other educational opportunities to improve and advance the care of transgender and gender diverse individuals.

ACLU Map- Mapping attacks on LGBTQ+ of anti trans legislation rights in U.S. legislators.

Genetic Counseling related publications:

A qualitative study exploring LGBTQ genetic counseling students' relationships with peers and faculty in graduate school - Chu - Journal of Genetic Counseling PMID: 37222227

Disclosure and comfort during genetic counseling sessions with LGBTQ+ patients: An updated assessment - Valentine - Journal of Genetic Counseling PMID: 36840411

Trans‐inclusive genetic counseling services: Recommendations from members of the transgender and non‐binary community - Barnes - 2020 - Journal of Genetic Counseling PMID: 31710150

Considerations in genetic counseling of transgender patients: Cultural competencies and altered disease risk profiles - Vaupel‐Klein - 2021 - Journal of Genetic Counseling PMID: 33368789

Practice resource‐focused revision: Standardized pedigree nomenclature update centered on sex and gender inclusivity: A practice resource of the National Society of Genetic Counselors PMID: 36106433

The erasure of transgender and intersex identities through fetal sex prediction and genetic essentialism PMID: 37306043


Queer Erasure in Standards of Professionalism (

On Depathologizing Intersex and Transgender Identities (


"Empowering Our Queer Colleagues" Community Conversation Presented by the NSGC Membership Committee - YouTube

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