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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer

Mission: The National LGBT Cancer Project of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender cancer survivor nonprofit, OutWithCancer, includes in-person support groups and conferences, nationwide.

Results: Begun in 2005, The LGBT Cancer Project - Out With Cancer, has helped hundreds of cancer survivor's with support and information. The LGBT Cancer Project has represented our unique cancer survivor community at numerous conferences, hearings and events.

Target demographics: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and all Transgender people diagnosed with cancer, their friends, family, partners, and allies

Geographic areas served: enitre United States

Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a gay man with lung cancer, I found the people at the LGBT Cancer Project very helpful. They connected me with other men in my straits and helped me to feel empowered. Thank you.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Gay and Lesbian cancer survivors often find themselves at the short end of the health care spectrum. The LGBT Cancer Project is the only place I know of where all gay and lesbian cancer survivors can connect with caring peers around survivorship.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a volunteer with a health care agency, I have referred several Gay and Lesbian cancer survivors to contact the LGBT Cancer Project. They help patients navigate cancer survivorship and treatment well

Joycelyn H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Sometimes we think that we do not need organizations targeted for specific sub-groups within our community; however, this is not the case for LGBT Cancer Project. LGBT offers support in an environment where the PATIENT feels comfortable, around people who are cognizant of the unique experience had by LGBT persons. Great organization!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Very few people beyond our LGBT community cold possibly have a clue what a diagnosis of prostate cancer can mean to a Gay man. Thank goodness for the LGBT Cancer Project and it's online support group, out with cancer.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It is wonderful that such an organization exist for the LGBT community. The needs are alwasy so great and must tend to look the other way when help is required. Kudosto LGBT Cancer Project!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've volunteered with The LGBT Cancer Project for almost two years. It's a wonderful nonprofit that helps Lesbian cancer survivors mix it up with Gay and Bisexual cancer survivors in very helpful ways. The LGBT Cancer Project is super!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I am all for helping people with cancer, my husband had lung cancer I wish I would have had more help understanding how to help him more and to make him feel like he wasnt shunned by others that dont understand cancer. this is a good site and understanding. thank you

Margaret G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Let's face it, in the US our society shuns its sick and culls its weakest through ever increasing fragmentation and isolation if there is not a solid support system for an individual facing a challenge like Cancer. 20 years ago I found out I had a kind of bone cancer in my leg, had the tumor removed, along with most of my left fibula. Thank goodness I had my surgery at Mass General Hospital, and my ortho oncologist is still in Boston, and there was no chemo, but 20 years of crutches, braces and pain 24/7 as a side effect of this technical procedure. As a 20 year, "out-of-the-woods" survivor, I find being a part of this project is a healthy way to obtain peer support. I do not feel like I need to make a case for this group being LGBT, its a 10% minority. Take that population, find the members who have gone through another minority experience, navigating the waters of Caner treatment and survival and there is room for meaningful discourse.

Client Served

Rating: 5

After learning that one of my closest friends was diagnosed with cancer, I sought out a community where I could better understand what she was going through. The LGBT Cancer Project provides helpful connections with cancer survivors and also has a very helpful online support group.