News Release

“Turn OUT for LGBT Health”

Announced as Theme for
18th Annual National LGBTQ Health Awareness Week

The National Coalition for LGBT Health announces that the theme of the 18th annual National LGBT Health Awareness Week is “Turn OUT for LGBT Health.” The Awareness Week will be held March 23 – 29, 2020. The National Coalition for LGBT Health created the Week to bring attention to the health disparities impacting the LGBTQ+ community and address the need for culturally competent healthcare. Partner organizations for Awareness Week are listed on the Coalition’s website, click here for a list of partner organizations.

This year’s theme was developed based on a survey of the Coalition’s members
showing the need for ongoing engagement of the LGBTQ+ community on healthcare
issues. The theme motivates the LGBTQ+ community to “Turn OUT for LGBT Health
by advocating for LGBTQ+ health and mobilizing voter turnout in support of LGBTQ+
health equity.

A National LGBT Health Awareness Week promotional toolkit is available on the
Coalition’s website,, to assist organizations and individuals in promoting
the Week. The toolkit provides the Awareness Week’s logo in various formats for
websites, social media, and to print as flyers or stickers (samples shown above). The
toolkit also includes various social media posts to assist with Awareness Week efforts.
Coalition members are encouraged to modify messaging to reflect their organization’s
interest and specific health issues of concern. In response to recent developments, the
social media toolkit includes sample posting on COVID-19 and its impact on the
LGBTQ+ communities and people living with HIV.

For more information, please call 202.232.6749,

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