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New Report to be Released Tomorrow will Show Healthcare Industry Lags in Addressing Needs of LGBT Patients

Media conference call to be held Tuesday with Human Rights Campaign and the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association


Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the nation's largest lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, and the Gay
and Lesbian Medical Association, the nation's largest association of
LGBT healthcare professionals, will hold a media conference call on
Tuesday, May 12, 2009, to discuss the release of the third annual
Healthcare Equality Index (HEI). This national report will set new
benchmarks and highlight best practices in healthcare facility policies
for LGBT Americans. The release coincides with the annual observance
of National Hospital Week.

WHAT: Healthcare Equality Index media conference call
WHEN: TOMORROW, May 12, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. EST
DIAL-IN NUMBER: (866) 592-8996 PASSCODE: 991-46-385
WHO: Conference call participants include:
--Joe Solmonese, President, Human Rights Campaign
--Dr. Rebecca Allison, President-Elect, Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
--Brad Hinrichs, Administrative VP, Rush University Medical Center
--David Haltiwanger, Ph.D., Director of Clinical Programs, Chase Brexton.

The Human Rights Campaign represents a grassroots force of over 750,000 members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, HRC envisions an America where LGBT people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.