MetroHealth Pride Clinic

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The MetroHealth Pride Clinic, a LGBTQ+ community health service, opened at the Thomas McCafferty Health Center (4242 Lorain Avenue) in 2007. The MetroHealth Pride Clinic was the “first LGBTQ clinic in Cleveland dedicated to serving the LGBTQ community.” The MetroHealth Pride Clinic was established by MetroHealth Doctors Doug Van Auken and Henry Ng. Van Auken and Ng, both out gay physicians, established the MetroHealth Pride Clinic in order to provide a better standard of medical care tailored to meet the needs of underserved LGBT+ individuals and communities. The MetroHealth Pride Clinic, later renamed the MetroHealth Pride Network, has since expanded services in partnership with the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland.

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  • Glassman, Anthony. “Ohio’s First LGBT Clinic Opens With A Party.” Gay People’s Chronicle. April 13, 2007. Page 1.
  • “Jacob Nash Interview, 04 August 2023.” Cleveland Voices.
  • “LGBTQI+ Pride Network.” MetroHealth.
  • “MetroHealth Pride Network Celebrates 15 Years.” MetroHealth. June 17, 2022.
  • Resnick, Eric. “MetroHealth to Launch Area’s First LGBT Clinic.” Gay People’s Chronicle. January 5, 2007. Page 2.
4242 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113 (Thomas F. McCafferty Health Center).

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