Language Guidance When Serving LGBTQ+ Populations
December 2022 | Center of Excellence LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity
“It should be noted that people use language in different ways, and the best practice is always to honor language an individual uses to identify themselves. ”
The Center of Excellence on LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity (CoE LGBTQ+ BHE) has created this language guidance related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression (SOGIE) as a resource for behavioral health practitioners to better understand the most recent language used in LGBTQ+ communities.