The Pulmonary Hypertension Association is celebrating Pride Month throughout June to support the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and intersex community, especially those with pulmonary hypertension.

We’re resharing the stories of two people who discuss queer representation within the PH community: PHA volunteer Stephen Carter-Hicks and business owner Sydney Ward.

PHA and Pride: Volunteer Spreads Hope, Joy and Laughter

Singer/actor Stephen Carter-Hicks is long-time volunteer for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. He initially shared this story in the summer 2022 issue of Pathlight, PHA’s quarterly member magazine. Read the story.

Queer Representation in the PH Community

Sydney Ward is a business owner and part-time yoga instructor who lives outside of Minneapolis with their partner Tom and cats Luna and Pandora. She is bisexual and nonbinary, specifically gender queer. Sydney shared initially shared their story in the summer 2022 issue of Pathlight. Pathlight is the Pulmonary Hypertension Association’s quarterly member magazine. Read the story.

Connect with others in the LGBTQ+ community. Join PHA’s LGBTQI+ Pulmonary Hypertension Facebook group.

See photos below from our LGBTQ+ mixer at PHA 2022 International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions.