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Diversity and Inclusion

HSS is committed to providing high-quality care and skilled, compassionate, reliable service to our community in a safe and healing environment. Consistent with this commitment, HSS admits and treats patients, and provides all care and services without regard to age, race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, national origin, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, veteran or military status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law or by accreditation standards.

HSS Celebrates Pride – June 2023

Pride Month - We Move with Pride Logo

Each year the month of June is recognized as LGBTQIA+ Pride Month, in honor of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan and the gay rights movement in the US. Throughout this month we celebrate the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual and all sexual and gender minority people have made on history, society, and culture. 

For the 6th consecutive year in a row HSS is proud to be a bronze sponsor of NYC Pride. Here are some ways to honor and celebrate Pride Month both in-person and virtually:

  • Learn about the history of Pride. Visit the Library of Congress to read more about how this month was founded. 

Pride History Graphic

  • Explore literature. Browse this list of curated poetry and essays by LGBTQIA+ authors. 
  • Participate in the various NYC Pride events. From Youth Pride to the Rally, there is something for everyone. Visit the NYC Pride website for a full list of events.
  • Get moving by joining a Pride run. Celebrate your pride and show solidarity with the LGBTQIA+ community by participating in the Brooklyn Pride LGBTQIA+ 5k Run/Walk.
  • Show your pride by participating in the NYC Pride March. Join in-person or tune into the NYC Pride March broadcast on June 25th.
  • Celebrate Pride near you. Can’t make it to Manhattan? Join Brooklyn Pride, The New Queens Pride, Pride Weekend at the Bronx Zoo, Long Island Pride or Pride in the Park in CT.   
  • Check out LGBTQIA+ health learning resources.The National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center offers several resources on a variety of topics including creating an inclusive healthcare environment, engaging families of transgender youth, supporting LGBTQIA+ patients during the pandemic and more.

Featured Readings & Educational Resources

HSS Featured Links

Support Resources

Our Initiatives and Ongoing Education

HSS strives to deliver optimal care and services to all of our patients by adopting initiatives, behaviors, attitudes, and policies that enhance cultural humility and inclusion while serving a multicultural population. We believe that healthcare services that are respectful of and responsive to health beliefs, practices, and cultural and linguistic needs of diverse patients help to foster positive health outcomes.

Healthcare Equality Index - LGBTQ LeaderHSS has been recognized as a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization in the US. Consistent with our mission of providing the highest quality care for all, this recognition is a testament to our collective effort to raise awareness, provide training and implement best practices around caring for LGBTQ+ community and fostering inclusivity. Read our LGBTQ Committee Mission Statement.

HSS marching at Gay Pride Parade 2018
HSS is a proud bronze sponsor of NYC Pride 2021.


Current educational initiatives

If you have any questions regarding community engagement and diversity initiatives please contact us.