Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People in Medicine (LGBTPM)
LGBTPM is a medical and pharmacy student run student organization whose mission is to cultivate - through activism, education, and diverse membership - an environment of safety and pride for past, current, and future students, faculty and staff of all sexual orientations and gender identities. By building support both on and off campus, we will break down barriers of homophobia within the medical community to further combat inequalities facing both physicians and LGBT patients.
Membership is free and open to students from all schools at MCW. We welcome all members, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identities.
Out and Ally Lists
LGBTPM are committed to making MCW an inclusive space where people feel welcome and safe. This includes respecting an individual’s pronouns.
What are personal pronouns?
Pronouns are words that refer to a person being talked about (he/she/they). In English, we often refer to others using assumed pronouns based on someone’s appearance (e.g. she/her for someone who appears feminine). Unconsciously assuming someone’s gender can be harmful and alienating for individuals, or at the very least, uncomfortable (imagine someone constantly mispronouncing your name or introducing you by the wrong name). Respecting someone’s pronouns is an act of respect, and contributes to an inclusive environment.
Want to learn more?
- Mypronouns.org has extensive resources on the importance of using correct personal pronouns, how to ask for someone's pronouns, and what to do if you make a mistake using someone's pronouns.
- PronounsDay.org has videos on how to ask for pronouns and how to practice sharing your own pronouns.
- GLSEN has information for educators on how to be more gender-inclusive in the classroom, but includes tips that are useful to anyone looking to use more gender-inclusive language in their life.
Upcoming LGBTPM Events
A Lifetime of Trans Health - 7th Annual Transgender Health Symposium
Join us for annual Transgender Health Symposium, where we will explore how transgender patients’ health needs may vary with their life stage. We will be welcoming Dr. Susanne Cabrera, MD, a pediatric endocrinologist; Dr. Jacquelyn Smith, PhD, a pediatric psychologist; and Dr. Andy Hamp, MD, a geriatrician.
Monday, March 2, 2020
5:30 - 8:00 p.m. | Kerrigan Auditorium, MCW-Milwaukee Campus
LGBTQ Health Services at Froedtert & MCW
Human Rights Campaign recognized Froedtert & MCW Hospitals as "Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality" for protecting our LGBTQ patients and employees from discrimination, ensuring equal visitation for LGBTQ people and providing staff training in LGBTQ patient-centered care.
Inclusion Health Clinics
What they provide:
- Comprehensive primary care and preventive care for members of the LGBTQ community and their families and friends
- OB/GYN care for lesbian, bisexual and transgender patients
- LGBTQ fertility and reproductive medicine
- HIV specialty care and HIV prevention services
- Care for transgender patients, including hormone therapy
- Psychiatric care
- Milwaukee LGBT Community Center is a community center dedicated to making the Greater Milwaukee area safer and more inclusive for folks in the LGBTQ+ community. Programming includes anti-violence and healthy relationship programs, counseling and programs for youth and older adults.
- Cream City Foundation is an organization dedicated to addressing the health, safety ad economic needs of the LGBTQ+ individuals in Southeastern WI through mobilization of philanthropic resources.
- Diverse & Resilient aims to end health disparities for the LGBTQ+ individuals through health and wellbeing programs for folks in the community. They have programming around topics of leadership development, sexual health, mental health and anti-violence.
- AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin is dedicated to HIV care and prevention and includes wraparound social services for individuals in need.
- Forge is a national transgender anti-violence resource based in Wisconsin that focuses on supporting trans and non-binary survivors of violence and providing resources and education for providers on how to best serve this population.
- Trans Lifeline is a national trans-led organization hat provides support for the trans community in the form of direct service, advocacy and education. They offer a peer support hotline that is available at no cost from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm CST. (887) 565-8860
- The Trevor Project offers crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBTQ+ youth up to age 25. They offer 24/7 crisis support over the phone, text or web-based chat services.
2019-2020 Leadership Team
Treasurer, Media Chair
Community Outreach Chair
Sean La Bodda
Pharmacy School Liaison
Graduate School Liaison
Department of Medicine and Center for AIDS Intervention Research