September 6, 2022

The Center of Excellence on LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity (CoE LGBTQ+ BHE) has created this language guidance related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression (SOGIE), as a resource for behavioral health practitioners to understand better the most recent language used in LGBTQ+ communities. This list is not exhaustive, and they encourage professionals to gain a broader foundation on this knowledge by watching their foundational webinars – Sexual Orientation & Behavioral Health 101 and Gender Identity, Expression & Behavioral Health 101, available HERE

It should be noted that people use language in different ways, the best practice is always to honor language an individual uses to identify themselves.

Matthew Canuteson
Pronouns: He, Him, His
Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
New York State Office of Mental Health
44 Holland Ave 2nd Floor
Albany, NY 12229
518-473-4548

matthew.canuteson@omh.ny.gov

www.omh.ny.gov
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