Lavender Health - LGBTQ Resource Center

A couple of months ago, I got an email that sent chills down my spine. And I mean the good kind of chills that you get when something you have hoped for and anticipated for a long time finally happens. The email was from a faculty member of a Midwestern College of Nursing announcing that their curriculum committee had approved a plan to integrate their entire undergraduate program with LGBTQ content. This was a unanimous decision by the committee, with only a little prompting from the one out lesbian faculty member on the committee. But as Fidel Lim found out when he surveyed nursing faculty about their willingness, comfort level, and knowledge about LGBTQ issues, willingness alone is not enough. The faculty needed training. I was invited to come to the school to present an LGBTQ basics lecture to faculty and students, and to talk to faculty about integrating their…

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