June is not only the start of summer, it is also a month to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community’s contributions to science, art, culture, and so much more. It is a month rooted in advocacy for equity for this community. While we have come far in achieving equitable treatment thanks to those who began this movement, we know there is still work to do.
The American Cancer Society stands, allied against cancer, with the LGBTQ+ community. We believe everyone deserves a fair and just opportunity to live free from cancer. That’s why ACS is using Pride Month as an opportunity to share information about getting screened and to celebrate LGBTQ+ employees, volunteers, and collaborators. The theme of the month is “allied against cancer.”
Messaging in June will appear on ACS master brand social channels, on cancer.org, and in regional and partner organization social channels.
We know disparities exist for LGBTQ+ people: they are often diagnosed later as a result of lower or no insurance, and there is a bias among health care providers or a lack of understanding that impacts outcomes. ACS is taking action. Look for proof points on social media about the work the organization is doing focused on this community. You can also learn more about ACS CAN’s work in this area at fightcancer.org.