By Ginger Lee, MPH, Bureau Manager, Collective Impact & Operations,
Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services
June is LGBTQ Pride month. Pride is a time when lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning people join together to further strengthen community by celebrating joyously, with parades and other events. Pride is also a time when the LGBTQ community remembers its history. And for public health professionals, Pride is a time to reflect on what we can do to address social conditions that negatively affect the health of LGBT people, and to strengthen conditions that support health within our LGBTQ communities.