This week, March 23 to 27, marks the 13th annual LGBT Health Awareness Week. The awareness week was created by the National Coalition for LGBT Health, which in turn is organized by a national nonprofit called HealthHIV.

The theme of this year’s awareness week is “Time to Come Together: Trust, Transparency, Truth.” Specifically, this refers to coming together across different fields and settings, building more trust in health care providers, advocating for more transparency in terms of costs and services, and telling the truth about LGBT health needs.

Scheduled events includes a webinar, a congressional briefing, a social media campaign (look for #LGBTHealthWeek plus other hashtags) and a survey for consumers, care providers and administrators.

According to its website, members of the National Coalition for LGBT Health include “many of the leading LGBT health centers, local and state health departments, and leaders in LGBT policy in the U.S. The individual membership includes leading researchers and health care providers who work in HIV/AIDS, biomedical prevention, health disparities in minority communities, mental health in the LGBT community, and other critical areas of medicine and public health.”