Howard University Hospital has been named among the national leaders for LGBT health care and equity by the Human Rights Campaign, a non-profit working for equal rights lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens.
The accolade was profiled in the Huffington Post by prominent HBCU researcher Marybeth Gasman, who examined the criteria that set Howard apart as an LGBT leader.
1.) The hospital has a patient non-discrimination policy that is publicly available and uses explicit terms such as ‘sexual orientation’ and ‘gender identity’; 2.) The hospital’s visitation policy provides the same rights to same sex couples and their children as those provided to different-sex couples and their children; 3.) The hospital has a non-discrimination policy that includes the terms ‘gender identity’ and ‘sexual orientation’; and 4.) The hospital regularly provides training for its staff on issues related to LGBT patient care.