The UF Student Health Care Center is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status. To that end, we strive to provide students the right medical care and advice related to their individual bodies and perspectives.
Several SHCC staff members have completed the Gator Allies workshops offered by LGBTQ Affairs at UF. From this training, participants have gained:
- Further understanding of heteronormativity and homophobia, and how it affects everyone;
- Further understanding of what it means to be an ally to the LGBTQ community; and
- Increased awareness and understanding of current LGBTQ issues.
LGBTQ+ health and other resources
Please note that the opinions and information offered by the following organizations are presented in their original format, without independent review.
- Gay & Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA): GLMA’s mission is to ensure equality in health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans individuals and health care providers.
- ItsPronouncedMetrosexual.com: It’s Pronounced Metrosexual is a site where advocates of social justice can find helpful articles, fun graphics and other resources designed to be shared in an effort to advance social equity. The Genderbread Person v2.0 is an infographic that breaks down gender identity, gender expression, biological sex and sexual orientation into an easy to understand visual.
- LGBTQ Affairs: LGBTQ Affairs strives to educate, advocate and support LGBTQ+ people and issues at the University of Florida and in the Gainesville community. Through student-centered programming, outreach, community building and advocacy, we are committed to creating a safe and developmentally supportive and affirming campus-community for students, staff, faculty, and alumni of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions.
- Trans Resource Network: The main goals of the Trans Resource Network are: Increasing visibility of trans-specific and trans-relevant resources, forms, and educational materials by creating a central information hub accessible from the comfort of home; Increasing access to campus resources by ensuring up-to-date information and helping identify departmental staff experienced in assisting trans-identified students; Increasing trans inclusiveness by facilitating inter-departmental programming, issue identification, feedback / data gathering, and policy review; Increasing trans-competency across campus by providing opportunities for continuing trans education and by performing data-driven assessments of trans issues and concerns; and Facilitating gender exploration and development by putting students in touch with a network of professionals on and off campus trained and experienced in assisting both those who wish to transition and those who do not.
- National Coalition for LGBT Health: The Coalition is committed to improving the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals through federal and local advocacy, education, and research.
- Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays of Gainesville (PFLAG Gainesville): PFLAG is a newly formed chapter of PFLAG, the nation’s foremost family-based organization committed to the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people.
- Pride Community Center of North Central Florida: Pride, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, provides information on local and national efforts and events with a focus on the members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) population.
- Green Dot Gators: Green Dot is a best practice, comprehensive approach to violence prevention. It targets all campus community members as potential allies and bystanders by engaging them in a prevention through awareness, education and skills practice. Green Dot empowers a community to establish intolerance of violence as the norm.
- Title IX at UF: The University of Florida has zero tolerance for illegal discrimination or harassment, sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex in any educational program or activity that receives financial support from the Federal government. Under Title IX, discrimination based on sex includes sexual harassment, sexual violence and sexual assault. Title IX also prohibits retaliation against individuals who complain about or participate in an investigation regarding an alleged Title IX violation.
- Trans Student Educational Resources: Queer and trans organizers have been making the distinction between gender identity, gender presentation / expression, sex, and attraction for decades, and TSER’s The Gender Unicorn truly represents this intersectionality.