Standing with LGBTQI+ colleagues and patients in honor of Pride Month

Love without borders.

MSF counselors provide psychosocial care for survivors of sexual violence in Acapulco, Mexico.

Mexico 2018 © Christopher Rogel Blanquet/MSF

A LGBTQI+ flag in the shape of a heart, with the words "Love without borders"

Doctors Without Borders stands with our LGBTQI+ colleagues and patients around the world. No one should be denied access to medical and mental health care simply because of who you are or who you love. MSF provides medical care to people regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation.

In many of the places where we work, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex people are often marginalized and denied access to health care. We provide medical care and psychological counseling to survivors of sexual violence and other forms of abuse, assault, and torture. For example, we provide care for refugees and asylum seekers in Greece, who fled the dangers in their home country only to face new threats trapped in overcrowded camps. In Mexico, we see many LGBTQI+ people among the refugees and migrants fleeing Central America. We also work with community leaders on health promotion efforts. In Mozambique, we have run a project to promote HIV testing and treatment with peer educators reaching out to transgender women and men who have sex with men, among other vulnerable groups.

Learn more about our work to provide medical care to the people who need it most.