Carolina Partners is happy to provide affirming, affordable health care resources for LGBTQQIA+ members of our community through the Gender and Sexuality Diversity Initiative (GSDI). It is our absolute priority to provide specialized care for a range of communities, especially those that have been traditionally marginalized. The GSD Initiative will provide comprehensive health and wellness services for the LGBTQQIA+ communities throughout North Carolina.
We are queer and genderqueer savvy and understand that there are as many genders as there are people. And as such, each person who is exploring their needs with respect to their gender will be supported however they identify.
If you are seeking referrals or assessments for hormones, we have trained clinicians who want to be a resource to you. Some hormone providers operate on the informed consent model which does not require documented assessment from a mental health professional. Some hormone providers do require documentation. Our GSDI Resource List can tell you which hormone providers use the informed consent model. Our clinicians can also refer for other trans-affirming medical care and provide assessments for surgery.
We are warm and welcoming providers who want to reduce any barriers you may have with exploring your options.
The Initiative provides:
An in-house referral network
Maintaining best practices and the Standards of Care
Providing Inclusive Gender and Sexuality Education for professionals
Affirming care and resources
These goals are accomplished through in-house provider trainings on Gender and Sexuality, clinician and administrative staff attendance at conferences and workshops to continually enhance our services, and an ongoing visibility campaign to raise awareness about our services for queer, trans, and intersex communities in North Carolina.