Our Commitment to the LGBTQ+ Community

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Middlesex Health is committed to providing quality care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning+ members of our community in a safe, friendly, and compassionate environment. However, our pledge extends beyond our clinical services. Our organization is dedicated to advocating for the overall well-being of the LGBTQ+ community. We practice inclusive hiring practices and partner with community organizations.

Healthcare Equality Leader


Since 2017, Middlesex Health has been recognized as an “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization. Middlesex earned this designation by excelling at four criteria: non-discrimination and staff training, patient services and support, employee benefits and policies, and patient and community engagement, as assessed by the foundation’s annual Health Equality Index.

2023 Outie Award Winner


Middlesex Health is the proud recipient of a 2023 Outie Award from Out & Equal, the premier nonprofit organization working exclusively on LGBTQ+ workplace equity, inclusion and belonging.

The health system’s employee resource group, MH+ PRIDE, was named Out & Equal’s New Employee Resource Group Chapter of the Year

The Middlesex Health PRIDE Employee Resource Group

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MH+ PRIDE, an employee resource group, serves as a resource for Middlesex Health LGBTQ+ employees and their allies. MH+ PRIDE is dedicated to fostering a welcoming and affirming environment that is inclusive and safe for all LGBTQ+ employees, patients, families, friends, and allies. If you are a current Middlesex Health employee and would like to join MH+ PRIDE, please contact mh.pride@midhosp.org.

Middletown Pride


Since 2019, Middlesex Health has sponsored and participated in Middletown PrideFEST, one of Connecticut's largest Pride events. It is held in downtown Middletown each June.

The Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Chamber


Middlesex Health is a member of The Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Chamber, which provides valuable business development opportunities, financial access, and educational resources to the LGBTQ+ business community in the greater Connecticut area.

Questions about LGBTQ+ or Transgender Health?

Please contact Teo Grimaldi the Gender Medicine Program Navigator at 860-358-6919 or teo.grimaldi@midhosp.org.

Middlesex Health Featured In CT Voice
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Kelly Merrill, CT Scan Technologist, Middlesex Health Radiology

Imagine the relief of transitioning without fear of repercussions at your job. Even better, imagine having unwavering—and educated—support from your supervisors and coworkers. And that your medical insurance will cover most aspects of your transition that you choose to pursue. And, finally, that your employer is a health system that has been designated for seven consecutive years as a “Leader in LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign.