The LGBTQ+ community deserves dignity, respect, and competent healthcare.
The LGBTQ+ community is frequently discriminated against in healthcare settings and it can be difficult to find competent and friendly health and wellness providers. Not only that, but discrimination in care also leads to delays in healthcare or using the emergency room as the first entry point.
Bad healthcare also leads to health disparities. The LGBTQ+ community faces higher rates of cervical and breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, depression, alcoholism and tobacco use, suicide and suicidal ideation, serious psychological distress, and more.
QSPACES was founded in 2016 to address health disparities in the LGBTQ+ community.