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Beyond the Binary: Health Resources for Sexual and Gender Minorities

Class Details

This purpose of this course is to provide culturally sensitive health information resources for Sexual and Gender Minorities (SGM) populations and the librarians, health care practitioners, and others who support them. The acronym LGBTQI+ refers to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning individuals and others.

The course is presented on the Moodle platform, lasting four weeks, with a new topic each week.

Class Date:
Region/Office: National, GMR, PSR
Feb 25, 2020 to Mar 24, 2020
Instructor(s):
Nora Franco, MSIS, Consumer Health Librarian
Jacqueline Leskovec, Network Librarian
Continuing Education Credits: 
4
This class is eligible for Consumer Health Information Specialization continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

The purpose of this course is to provide culturally sensitive health information resources for Sexual and Gender Minorities (SGM) populations and the librarians, health care practitioners, and others who support them. The acronym LGBTQIA+ refers to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning individuals, and others.

Beyond the Binary Resource Guide

Objectives: 

The objectives of this course are as follows.  By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • List four key points regarding the health information needs of the LGBTQ+ community;
  • List three concepts for providing a welcoming environment for sexual and gender minorities;
  • Identify three resources for providing health information regarding sexual and gender minorities;
  • Search the professional literature for resources in PubMed and MeSH.