LGBTQ Curricula

INDE 215: Queer Health Lecture Series

Spring 2018, Thursdays 12:30-1:20pm in LKSC120

Everyone is welcome at our Spring lunchtime lecture series about queer health issues. The lecture series began with great success in the spring of 2003 and has continued since. Topics include everything from LGBT veteran health to caring for gender creative and transgender youth.

Prominent speakers such as Dr. Kate O'Hanlon, former president of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA), Dr. Ben Barres, Professor of Neurobiology at SMS, and Dr. Dawn Harbatkin, former director of the Callen Lorde Clinic of New York City have lectured in the series.


  • 1 credit P/F lunch seminar option (INDE215)
  • or 3 credit class option (Sexual Function and Diversity in Medicine & Queer Health, FemGen130) which will include two more lectures a week with Marcia Stefanick, Ph.D. 


Health Across the Gender Spectrum

New online course to boost understanding of transgender kids

This new course offers an intimate, story-based introduction to the experiences of six transgender children and their families. Through illustrated stories and short teaching videos, learners will gain a better understanding of gender identity and the gender spectrum. Stanford physicians, K-12 educators, and transgender faculty members offer practical tips for parents, teachers, healthcare providers and anyone who wants to help create a more gender-expansive environment - one in which all people can live authentically. As a global community of unique individuals, we can begin to build a world that is ready to nurture and love each and every child.

Enroll for free here.

Peer Teaching

The Real Deal

Annual Survey and LGBTQ Education Forum

Every year, we host a student-run forum called The Real Deal from your Queer Peers. The presentation is based on an anonymous survey sent out to the incoming Stanford medical school class, and is designed to be a safe forum to address specific questions and concerns that graduate/medical students may have about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) health. 

Topics covered this year: Identities (gender, sexuality), Safe Sex Practices, Relationships and Sexual Behaviors, IPV, Health Disparities, Tips for Allyship/Being a Competent Provider.