The conversation should not be different from one with any other nurse, but the delivery may need to be different. Millennials like to use technology to learn, so they may benefit from self-paced video learning modules, such as this webinar from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. An abundance of interactive video education is available free online from the Fenway Institute (fenwayhealth.org/the-fenway-institute) and the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (www.glma.org).

The “Q” can stand for “questioning” and “queer.” Questioning refers to individuals who are unsure of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Queer is an umbrella term encompassing a variety of sexual orientations and gender identities, excluding heterosexuality. The term was originally used as a slur but has been reclaimed by younger generations to also refer to political ideologies not adhering to heteronormativity or gender binary. To avoid offense,...

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