LGBTQ+ Training for Professionals

Family Equality's LGBTQ+ diversity and inclusion training equips employers & family-building clinicians with the knowledge needed to better support the millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer millennials planning on starting their family in the coming years.

With 3.9 million LGBTQ+ millennials planning to build their families in the next few years, the need for LGBTQ+ competent employers and family-building health care providers is growing.

To help meet this growing demand, Family Equality’s Open Door Professional Training Programs provide LGBTQ+ diversity and inclusion training for employers and family-building health care providers.

For Family-Building Providers

The Open Door Professional Training Program for family-building providers—fertility clinic and surrogacy center staff, family law practitioners, pharmacists, pediatricians, holistic health providers (acupuncturists, chiropractors, naturopaths), social workers, midwives, doulas and more—consists of three modules to be completed on your own schedule:

  • Beyond Diversity: LGBTQ 101
  • Creating an Inclusive Practice
  • Trans Fertility Considerations

Upon completing our training, you will receive a web-ready completion badge to post on your website so prospective patients know that you’re trained and ready to welcome them. Once more than half of your practice completes a training, we will also list your practice in our LGBTQ+ affirming family-building providers directory.

For Employers

The world of LGBTQ+ family-building is changing rapidly, but corporate culture and office policies haven’t evolved to keep up.

With custom-built videos, quizzes, articles, and resources, our “Beyond Diversity: LGBTQ+ 101 for Employers” training helps you understand the terms associated with the LGBTQ+ community, create inclusive policies & benefits packages, and build a welcoming workplace culture.

Upon completing our Open Door Employer training, you will receive a web-ready completion badge to post on your website so prospective employees and the clients you serve know that you’re trained and ready to welcome them.


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Open Door Training Disclosures

Family Equality is pleased to provide training to professionals employed in a variety of fields. 

Our trainings are meant to help professionals engage the LGBTQ+ community with competence and sensitivity, especially with regard to language, marketing, resource allocation, and similar aspects of patient care and/or employee recruitment and retention. 

We applaud businesses and professionals on their ongoing commitment to LGBTQ+ competency and for engaging in our trainings.

Family Equality does not endorse any professional or business over another, and cannot guarantee a positive experience with every professional who has participated in a Family Equality training program.  

At the time they receive our training, each professional is required to affirm the following: 

  • They and their company are in good standing with all state and federal regulators and licensing divisions, where applicable.
  • They do not have any state or federal felony convictions or current state or federal felony investigations that are ongoing against them or their company.  
  • Their professional license(s) are current and in good standing and that they currently carry malpractice insurance, if applicable.