Bright Spaces, Welcome Places

Understanding and Affirming LGBTQ+ Lives in Healthcare Settings

To ensure quality care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) patients, Fierce Pride has identified five policies and practices that mental health agencies and medical clinics can adopt to make their practice welcoming and inclusive to LGBTQ+ people. Agencies and clinics who have or who adopt three or more of the recommended policies may be added to the Bright Spaces, Welcome Places Online Directory. Individuals looking for mental health and medical health services can search for agencies that have LGBTQ+ affirming policies. Additionally, agencies listed in our directory will be given an LGBTQ+ art print created by a New Mexico LGBTQ+ artist.