About QSA

Who We Are

Our group is composed of faculty, administrators, and students of UNC's School of Medicine.  Through interactions with the School of Medicine and other UNC Health Schools, we seek to better educate our classmates and ourselves on issues faced by LGBT patients in seeking health care.

Why "Queer Straight Alliance"

You may have heard the term "queer" used pejoratively in other settings. Here we use it to represent those patients, medical students, and community members who may be labeled as "different" or "odd" for the way in which they express or identify their own gender or sexuality.  Our group chooses to use the name "Queer-Straight Alliance" to represent the fact that our membership includes a wide range of individuals, all of whom have an interest in better understanding and addressing disparities in LGBT health care and education.