For Immediate Release
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
WASHINGTON - The
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.
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