LGBTQ+ Affirming Healthcare Series


The LGBTQ+ Affirming Healthcare series, presented by the University of Louisville LGBT Center, includes training sessions and interactive modules that provide education and skills needed to affirm, advocate, and improve health outcomes for LGBTQ+ patients based on evidence-based best practices. The series is specifically designed for healthcare students, professionals, or anyone else interested in addressing the significant health disparities faced by the LGBTQ+ community. The LGBTQ+ Affirming Healthcare Series is recommended by 99% of its participants. Read testimonials here.

2022-2023 LGBTQ+ Affirming Healthcare Series


You can register here for the 2022-2023 LGBTQ+ Affirming Healthcare Series. The deadline to complete all four Content Modules and online Patient Simulation Session is March 31, 2023.

  • The LGBTQ+ Affirming Healthcare Series is free to students, faculty, staff, healthcare providers and community members.
  • Participants will earn a certificate of completion for completing the series.
  • When possible, continuing education credits will be offered.

Requirements - Certificate of Completion

Deadline: March 31, 2023

  1. Complete at least 4 content modules-- either synchronously or asynchronously-- from the 2022-23 series
    • To receive a certificate of completion, you may include a combination of both synchronous and asynchronous sessions. Sign-In is required for live sessions (in-person or virtual); an evaluation is required for asynchronous sessions. Participants are always welcome to attend sessions, even if they don’t intend to complete the series.
    •  Each module is approximately one hour in length and can either be completed synchronously or asynchronously (details, below).
    • There are six sessions scheduled during the 2022-23 academic year.
    • Participants unable to attend live LGBTQ+ Affirming Healthcare sessions, either virtually or in-person, may view past presentations from the 2022-23 series to earn the certificate of completion.
    • Deadline to receive certificate of completion is March 31, 2023.
    • Asynchronous Participation Requirements:
      1. Watch four live content modules from the 2022-23 series.
      2. Complete an evaluation for content modules, located, here:

  • Complete the online Patient Simulation and Reflections
        • The Online Patient Simulation is located at:
        • It consists of three modules that facilitate an interactive learning environment.
        • Each module takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and will have the same set of reflection questions.
        • Completion of all three Patient Simulation modules by March 31, 2023, is required to complete the LGBTQ+ Affirming Healthcare Series.

    Save the Dates: Spring 2023 Sessions

    JANUARY 26

    Providing LGBTQ+ Affirming Healthcare in Difficult Climates 

    Facilitator: Suzanne Kingery, M.D. (she/her)

    Presented by the University of Louisville LGBT Center

    Date: January 26, Thursday

    Time: 12 Noon – 1:00 PM

    Format: Hybrid. In-person location and virtual link will be emailed to registered participants.

    Continuing Education Credits:

    • Dentists: CE Provided by ULSD CE Office. For credit contact Fran Williams 
    • Physicians: Category 1.0 CME credit offered. For credit go to the link and put in the activity Code: 1282214
    • Nurses: 1.2 contact hours through University of Louisville Hospital, provider number 4-0068-12-24-831. For credit email Emily Carr with the following: Employee ID, KY license number, name as it appears on license number, last four digits of SS#, licensure status (active or inactive).

    Registration & Information:



    Topic: Substance Use and Intervention Strategies

    Facilitator: Emma Sterrett-Hong, PhD

    Date: February 21, Tuesday

    Time: 12 Noon – 1:00 PM

    Complete details coming soon!



    Topic: Achieving Health and Aging Equity: Caring for LGBTQ+ Older Adults

    Date: March 23, Thursday

    Time: 12 Noon – 1:00 PM

    Complete details coming soon!



    Deadline: March 31, 2023

    Participants interested in earning a certificate of completion for the 2022-23 LGBTQ+ Affirming Healthcare Series must submit all requirements, as outlined above, by March 31, 2023.


    Aaron Weathers, LGBT Center Assistant Director, leading a LGBTQ+ Affirming Healthcare Series session

    Previously Recorded Modules

     For more information about the 2022-2023 LGBTQ+ Affirming Healthcare Series, please email

    LGBT Center - Belknap

    Cultural & Equity Centers

    120 E. Brandeis Ave.

    University of Louisville

    Louisville, Kentucky 40292

    Phone:(502) 852-0696

    Office Hours

    Diversity & Equity Centers on Belknap Campus are open 
    M-Th 9am-5pm

    Belknap and HSC LGBT Center staff available virtually 
    M-F 9am-5pm

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    LGBT Center - HSC

    500 S. Preston St.

    A Building, Room 209C/D

    Louisville, Kentucky 40292

    Phone:(502) 852-5861