Promoting an Awareness of Family Health History and Future Health in LGBT Families

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Health Related Resources for LGBT Families

Out With Cancer
Are you facing cancer as an LGBT person or do you know of someone who is?  Out with Cancer is the world’s first program for Gay, Lesbian, BI and Trans men and women who are diagnosed with cancer. With Out with Cancer you can: learn about clinical trials, find a circle of friends who share your diagnosis, or, simply, care about you, write your own blog, learn from or mentor others dealing with cancer, post photos and profiles, promote your own event or attend other members' events, chat live in online support groups, clubs and one to one sessions, and make new friends.”
http://www.outwithcancer.com/

National Coalition for LGBT Health
“The Coalition is committed to improving the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals through federal advocacy that is focused on research, policy, education, and training.”
http://lgbthealth.webolutionary.com/

Surgeon General’s Family Health History Initiative
“Each year since 2004, the Surgeon General has declared Thanksgiving to be National Family History Day. Over the holiday or at other times when families gather, the Surgeon General encourages Americans to talk about, and to write down, the health problems that seem to run in their family. Learning about their family's health history may help ensure a longer, healthier future together.”
http://www.hhs.gov/familyhistory/

Health Resources and Services Administration
Information on LGBT Health including the National LGBT Health Education Center:  http://www.hrsa.gov/LGBT/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Find a variety of LGBT health topics:  http://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/

Genetic Alliance
“Genetic Alliance is the world’s leading nonprofit health advocacy organization committed to transforming health through genetics and promoting an environment of openness centered on the health of individuals, families, and communities.”  Family health history resources available through Genetic Alliance:  http://www.geneticalliance.org/programs/genesinlife/fhh

National Society of Genetic Counselors
Do you have a concern about a health condition that appears to run in your family?  A genetic counselor is a healthcare professional who can meet with you to discuss hereditary risks.  Visit www.nsgc.org to find a counselor in your area.