At Goodwin, we want to to provide everyone in our community an opportunity to live long and healthy lives. Our staff, patients and board reflect the diversity of our community, all of whom are welcome at our health center. 

The LGBT+ community faces health disparities such as low rates of cancer screenings, higher rates of depression, smoking and suicidal behavior. Discrimination, poverty, homophobia, transphobia,  homelessness, hate crimes, and violence can add to the barriers keeping LGBT+ people from accessing health care. Our Inclusivity Committee is making progress towards making our health center an accessible place for everyone. This means making sure that no matter who you are, you feel welcome here.


Our current projects include:

  • Updating the language on our website and forms to be more inclusive
  • Re-formatting our medical records to better support our transgender and gender non-conforming patients
  • Providing staff training on LGBT+ inclusivity and cultural competency


We’re Listening

The best way we can make sure everyone feels welcome at our center is to listen to the community. You’ll find members of our inclusivity committee at Pride events, Seacoast Outright meetings, and anywhere we see LGBT+ advocacy. We have goals we want to accomplish before flying a rainbow flag with pride.

We encourage anyone visiting our website or health center to let us know how we can improve accessiblility to the LGBT+ population. If you’d like to reach out, please contact us at



Here you’ll find some groups, events, brochures and other things which can help navigate LGBTQIA+ topics in health care and in our community. 


Brochures and Print


Groups, Clubs and Community

  • PFLAG – NH – For Parents, Family & Friends of LGBT Individuals
    Meets the 1st Thursday of the month from 6-8pm
    First Church Congregational on 63 S. Main St., Rochester.


  • Transgender (and questioning) Teens Talk Group
    The Concord Center 10 Ferry Street Concord, New Hampshire 03301
    Phone: (603) 303-4626
    This group is for transgender & nonbinary (or gender questioning) teens, providing a safe, supportive space for teens to connect and be themselves.
    Meets one Friday per month in the evening at 5:30pm.


  • Seacoast Outright Youth Group
    Meetings FRIDAYS (21 & Under)  7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    South Church (Basement) 292 State St. Portsmouth, NH 03801


  • Parent Support Group
    Meets the first Friday of every month 7:15pm – 8:45pm
    Safe Harbor Recovery Center 865 Islington Street Portsmouth, NH 03801


  • FCC Transgender Outreach Group (Rochester, NH)
    For Transgender individuals, family members, allies
    2nd Saturday of every month 7:00 to 9:00 pm
    First Congregational Church 63 S Main St, Rochester, NH 03867
    For more info contact Ells:


Online Resources



  • Asexual Visibility and Education Network — “The world’s largest online asexual community as well as a large archive of resources on asexuality.”


  • — “A voice to the bisexual community, share accurate information, answer questions, and provide resources for further learning.”


  • The Trevor Project – The Trevor Project is a leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.


  • Trans Lifeline – Trans Lifeline is a national trans-led 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education. Our vision is to fight the epidemic of trans suicide and improve overall life-outcomes of trans people by facilitating justice-oriented, collective community aid.