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LGBT Veteran Health Care Fact Sheets
These fact sheets communicate important information to Veterans with LGBT and related identities about their unique health risks and relevant services offered by VA. If you are a Veteran, download the appropriate fact sheet below.

VA Staff: Print all four fact sheets in color and display them in common areas of your facility, including waiting rooms, break and conference rooms, reception areas, and/or cafeterias.

Transgender Male Health Care Fact Sheet (771 KB, PDF)

Transgender Male Health Care Fact Sheet Cover

Transgender Female Health Care Fact Sheet (747 KB, PDF)

Transgender Female Health Care fact sheet cover
   

Gay and Bisexual Male Health Care Fact Sheet (751 KB, PDF)

Gay and Bisexual Male Health Care Fact Sheet cover(751 KB, PDF)

Lesbian and Bisexual Female Health Care Fact Sheet (791 KB, PDF)

Lesbian and Bisexual Female Health Care Fact Sheet cover(791KB, PDF)

LGBT Pride Month
Display a commemorative poster at your facility to help make LGBT Veterans feel welcome. The posters can be printed on 8.5"x11" or 11"x17" paper or used with electronic bulletin board systems.

LGBT Pride Month Poster (11x8.5)

LGBT Pride Month Poster (11x8.5)

LGBT Pride Month eBulletin Board

LGBT Pride Month Electronic Bulletin Board (11x17)
   

LGBT Pride Month Poster (11x8.5)

LGBT Pride Month Poster 8.5x11

LGBT Pride Month Poster (11x17)

LGBT Pride Month Poster 11x17

LGBT Health Awareness Week
The last week in March is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Health Awareness Week. To mark the event, please display a commemorative poster at your facility and help make LGBT Veterans feel welcome. The poster can be printed on 8.5”x11” paper or used with electronic bulletin board systems.

This year’s theme, Let’s Talk! Sexual orientation and gender identity matter in health care, encourages patient-provider communication to facilitate patient trust, disclosure, and positive health outcomes. LGBT Health Awareness Week is an important time to bring attention to the unique health needs of LGBT Americans. LGBT Health Awareness Week is sponsored by the LGBT Health Program and the Office of Primary Care Services. For more information, please email VALGBTProgram@va.gov.

LGBT Health Awareness Week Poster (8.5x11)

LGBT Health Awareness Week Poster (8.5x11)
 

LGBT Health Awareness Week eBulletin Board

LGBT Health Awareness Week eBulletin Board

We Serve All Who Served
This poster was developed to increase visibility of Veterans with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and related identities at VHA. The tagline "We Serve All Who Served" underscores VA's non-discrimination policy, and honors the service history of LGBT Veterans. Download, print, and display the poster in common areas of your facility, including reception areas.

"We Serve All Who Served" Poster (8.5x11)

We Who Served Poster Picture
 

Transgender E-Consultation Program:
Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Veterans: The VA has a program where your provider can get advice about your treatment through your medical record. Download this flyer and bring it in to your next medical appointment to start this conversation.

Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming Veterans - Ebulletin Board
Transgender Ebulletin Board

  Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming Veterans - Flyer (PDF)
Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming Veterans

Connect. It Can Save a Life
Connect with your providers. It can save a life fact sheet. (PDF)

Veterans with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT), or related identities may face unique health challenges — including a higher risk for mental health issues and suicidal ideation than their non-LGBT counterparts. If you are a Veteran with an LGBT or related identity, making sure your health care provider knows your sexual orientation and gender identity can improve your access to comprehensive care. VA is dedicated to offering all Veterans high-quality care in a safe, respectful environment. Being open with your provider about your identity helps VA support your whole health.

Recognizing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Veterans and their Caregivers

This handout focuses attention on the unique experience and challenges of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Veterans and their caregivers.

For other resources to help support VA Caregivers, see the VA Caregiver Support website: http://www.caregiver.va.gov/support-line/presentations.asp

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VHA Directive 1340: Health Care for Veterans who Identify as Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual
VHA Directive 2013-003: Providing Health Care for Transgender and Intersex Veterans