The LGBTQ+ community has been at the forefront of health care disparities primarily resulting from deficiencies in cultural competence and humility; a climate of discrimination and bias, including provider and educator insensitivity; and a lack of knowledge of LGBTQ+ health care issues and decreased access to care. On the educational side, the research also suggests very real barriers for retention, learning, and success for employees and students who identify as LGBTQ+. The speakers will examine the root causes of such deficiencies present in the academic sector and explore the link to retention and success of employees and students, including faculty and student perspectives. The session will focus specifically on the cultural climate and humility through the lens of the LGBTQ+ and non-LGBTQ+ faculty and students. Educators and students will be better able to understand, advocate for, and implement change in the service to the LGBTQ+ community as patients, peer colleagues, and students. The information shared will enable them to direct specific efforts towards cultural competence/humility education, curriculum reform, and the creation of strategic plans to improve the cultural climate at the institutional level.