Healthcare: Overview

The National Center for Lesbian Rights works to eradicate barriers faced by LGBT people and their families in accessing healthcare.

Whether making arrangements for living wills, entering senior or convalescent facilities, undergoing sex reassignment treatment or planning a family, NCLR works to ensure all people are treated with dignity and respect.

As LGBT people create families, legal challenges arise, specifically around access to healthcare. Through our legal gains in family law over the years, we have made significant advances in securing our rights to adoption and parenting. The complementary legal gain to this advancement is reproductive freedom for everyone, regardless of LGBT or HIV status.

Everyone is entitled to full and equal access to healthcare, and NCLR will not stop fighting until there are no disparities in healthcare.