We’re not cheeky, we just want empathetic healthcare services; no ifs ands or BUTTS.
The bottom line is this: we need a button to know if doctors are LGBTQ-friendly.
Queer people often have no way of knowing whether or not their healthcare provider is queer-friendly until they have a negative experience.
This makes the process of finding a trusted medical professional stressful. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
In addition to raising awareness on this issue, we are asking all of the major patient matching sites to incorporate a button that can be used to filter queer friendly doctors in all disciplines.
Patient-matching sites: tell us who the queer-friendly doctors are. Come up with an actual vetting process. The burden should not be on us!
If you are an LGBTQ organization or activist with a stake in improving healthcare experiences for the community, you have a role and voice in this conversation. Your participation is crucial!
Since the launch of #WeNeedAButton in June, the campaign has been covered nationally in publications and podcasts.
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SUPPORT ON SOCIAL
We’re spreading awareness by asking people to share their healthcare stories on social media.
In this new phase of the campaign, we’re asking folks to use the hashtags #UnfairCare and #WeNeedAButton to show how common it is for people to be discriminated against and treated unfairly because of their sexual practices, gender expression, race, romantic partnerships, or STI status.
— DatingPositives (@DatingPositives) September 16, 2019
Be sure to tag @waxoh_news on Instagram and @DatingPositives on Twitter.
BECOME A PARTNER
We’re searching for like-minded partners in order to strengthen our voice and continue this crucial conversation.
Thanks to all of our wonderful partners who are helping us spread the word!
Want to learn more? Send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org