The importance of teaching young children about the existence and acceptance of LGBTQ people

I am a primary care physician for adults and children at a safety net clinic in Los Angeles. I also teach medical students. I am an out lesbian and am planning on becoming a parent.

I struggled with my LGBTQ identity as a teenager in the early 2000s. I did not hear much about LGBTQ people or issues at home or in school, and what I did hear was …

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