Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health


"LGBTQ is an acronym that stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer, and is used to designate a community of people whose sexual or gender identities can create shared political and social concerns. The LGBTQ acronym does not encompass everybody and different organisations may use fewer or more letters, for example, an ‘I’ to indicate Intersex* people.

For the purpose of simplification the commonly accepted definitions of important terms and concepts have been given below. But first it’s important to introduce the concept of ‘self-definition’. Essentially, it is important that people preserve the right to self-define into any or none of the categories below. It is not for others to dictate how we define, or which box society can most comfortably place us into." Read more...

Winnebago County Health Department serves to educate and support the health of all its residents. Health equity is a priority of our department.  Click the links below for further resources on LGBTQ+ health.

General Resources