The Coalition grew out of Talia Sorinsin’s Initiative to compile a resource list of LGBTQ+ affirming medical and mental health care providers. Given the significant lack of these services, she saw the need for a community network that could advocate for the expansion of local resources. In May of 2019, she convened an interprofessional round table discussion to address this need, and it was decided by the group to formalize the coalition.
Coalition membership is open to all self-identified LGBTQ+ community members and allies. Medical professionals who are interested in improving their services for LGBTQ+ patients are encouraged to attend the monthly general meetings. Please go to the Contact Us page to request to be added to our mailing list.
The Whatcom LGBTQ+ Coalition brings together LGBTQ+ voices and healthcare and community-oriented professionals to improve access to competent care.
We envision a Whatcom County where the LGBTQ+ community has access to competent and compassionate care.