The Massachusetts General Hospital LGBT Employee Resource Group seeks to create a welcoming and affirming environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees, patients, families, and friends.
The Massachusetts General Hospital LGBT Employee Resource Group was formed in 2008, in support of the new Mass General mission and focus on the health and well-being of the diverse communities we serve. All Mass General employees (friends and allies, as well as those in the LGBT community) are welcome to join us and participate in our activities and events.
The Massachusetts General Hospital Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Employee Resource Group serves to educate the Mass General community about LGBT health issues and to create an environment that is supportive of LGBT employees, patients, families, friends and allies.
Goals & Objectives
- Provide a forum for Mass General employees who are LGBT, relatives of LGBT individuals or interested in LGBT issues for discussion, mentoring, and networking
- Educate both healthcare providers and staff across the Mass General community about the unique health care issues facing LGBT patients
- Ensure that the Mass General climate is safe and welcoming of LGBT employees and patients, families and friends
- Ensure that all Mass General internal policies are inclusive of LGBT issues.
Kevin Knoblock, Chairperson
Thom Fitzgerald, Vice-Chairperson
Jamie Symonds, Secretary
Billy Devan, Treasurer
Jared Ruckman, Public Relations Coordinator
Liaisons to House Staff/Resident Physicians