Language Guidance When Serving LGBTQ+ Populations!

November 12 from the Center of Excellence on LBGTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity –

The Center of Excellence on LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity (CoE LGBTQ+ BHE) has created this language guidance related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression (SOGIE), as a resource for behavioral health practitioners to understand better the most recent language used in LGBTQ+ communities. This list is not exhaustive, and they encourage professionals to gain a broader foundation on this knowledge by watching their foundational webinars – Sexual Orientation & Behavioral Health 101 and Gender Identity, Expression & Behavioral Health 101, available at: It should be noted that people use language in different ways, the best practice is always to honor language an individual uses to identify themselves.

Matthew Canuteson Pronouns: He, Him, HisDiversity and Inclusion Officer,
Office of Diversity and Inclusion New York State Office of Mental Health
44 Holland Ave 2nd Floor, Albany, NY 12229

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