One of the most important goals of modern medical practice is to enact effective patient communication. To achieve this goal, I try to learn as much as possible about my patients and their cultural backgrounds. Queer Theory gave me the opportunity to build the conceptual framework necessary to understand the driving forces in the health care needs of LGBTQIA+ patients. Every class, we engaged in riveting discussions to critically examine primary sources or the academic literature. Our discussions were guided by an incredible series of guest lecturers from both the medical school and the Danforth Campus. I highly recommend the course to all students who want to learn more about themselves and their community.