Supporting LGBTQ+ People with Parkinson's: A Guide for LGBTQ+ Community Centers and Health Centers
May 2022 | Parkinson's Foundation and SAGE
“We know that local support is critical to living well with PD. The Parkinson’s Foundation has chapters around the country that are ready to connect with and support LGBTQ+ community members. ”
The Parkinson’s Foundation estimates that close to 100,000 LGBTQ+ people in the U.S. are living with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Parkinson’s, a degenerative neurological disorder, requires early diagnosis and consistent treatment. As trusted voices in communities across America, LGBTQ+ Community Centers and Health Centers are able to make a significant impact on the lives of community members living with and affected by Parkinson’s. The Parkinson’s Foundation and SAGE co-created this guide to highlight things you can do right now to support LGBTQ+ people living with PD in your community.