Transgender Science: Biology and Identity

by Emilia Dunham Program Associate Laura Erickson-Schroth, MD, psychiatry resident at NYU presented on a fascinating topic at the Philly Trans-Health Conference: Transgender Science: Biology and Identity. She is the editor of Trans Bodies, Trans Selves, a resource guide by and for transgender and gender non-conforming communities. Laura discussed the latest on Brain Gender Theory – basicallyContinue reading “Transgender Science: Biology and Identity”

Trans People and Disabilities: Making Access to Health Care and Other Systems Equitable and Accountable

by Emilia Dunham Program Associate, Reporting from the Philly Trans-Health Conference This afternoon I attended a great session on trans people with disabilities and creating access in healthcare and systems by Zosia Zaks. The presentation mostly on issues regarding trans people with autism, which I didn’t realize but was quite interesting to me as I workedContinue reading “Trans People and Disabilities: Making Access to Health Care and Other Systems Equitable and Accountable”

Providing Access to Sex-Segregated Systems and Services

by Emilia Dunham Program Associate, reporting on the Philly Trans-Health Conference Every trans person has to struggle with accessing sex-segregated services. We have to deal with formal and informal restrictions to certain spaces, and face opposition from people who vehemently don’t want us to be there. The organization FORGE in Milwaukee for trans people andContinue reading “Providing Access to Sex-Segregated Systems and Services”

Trans Aging and Policies

by Emilia Dunham Reporting on the Philly Trans Health Conference The last session I attend in day 1 was perhaps one of the most enlightening of the day. Serena Worthington of Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) and others presented on issues facing trans elders and steps to be done.  There needs to be just asContinue reading “Trans Aging and Policies”

Healthcare Reform and What it Means to Trans People!

by Emilia Dunham Reporting on the Philly Trans-Health Conference Mara Keisling of the National Center for Transgender Equality reported on their national survey of trans discrimination as well as how healthcare reform affects trans people. When it comes to research, researchers may be able to use the data to advance research on trans folks. NowContinue reading “Healthcare Reform and What it Means to Trans People!”

Finding Reliable Trans Health Information Online

by Emilia Dunham Reporting on the Philly Trans-Health Conference from workshop Finding Reliable Health Information Online  by the AIDS Project/Philadelphia Fight Philadelphia Fight, the parent organization of the AIDS Library, was helping people get access to HIV meds since 1990. They have been using technology to make LGBT and AIDS information accessible, specifically empowering individuals to findContinue reading “Finding Reliable Trans Health Information Online”

Advocacy for Trans-Inclusive Policies at Universities

by Emilia Dunham Reporting from the Philly Trans-Health Conference lGender Neutral Housing program. Policies at Universities which affect trans people Nondiscrimination policies (only 293 colleges cover gender identity and expression in their policies) – What was the first school? The University of Iowa, the state we did Technical Assistance for last month! Access to sex-segregatedContinue reading “Advocacy for Trans-Inclusive Policies at Universities”

Neither Rain, nor Sleet, nor TORNADOES, will Keep Me from the Philly Trans-Health Conference

By Emilia Dunham Program Associate, Reporting from the Philly Trans-Health Conference I’m so pleased to be reporting from the Philly Trans-Health Conference. Though I’ve wanted to attend this conference for years, this is the first year I’ve been able to make it. Beyond attending, I’m excited to have a platform with the Network to shareContinue reading “Neither Rain, nor Sleet, nor TORNADOES, will Keep Me from the Philly Trans-Health Conference”

MMWR Telebriefing on LGB YRBS: CDC Discusses New Report on Youth Sexuality Data Collection

On June 1, 2011, from 12:00-1:00 p.m., please join the Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), for a telebriefing to discuss a new Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, entitled “Sexual Identity, Sex of Sexual Contacts, and Health Risk Behaviors Among Students in Grades 9–12 in Selected Sites—YouthContinue reading “MMWR Telebriefing on LGB YRBS: CDC Discusses New Report on Youth Sexuality Data Collection”

*CLOSED* Health Advocacy Webinar Thursday: Act Now to Engage LGBT People in Local Community Transformation Grants

 * Update 5/2/11 11:30am EST * We have closed this webinar as we have reached our max capacity. Please email us at lgbthealthequity@gmail.com if you would like a copy of the slides and the recording from todays call.  Thanks for your continued support,  Gustavo Torrez Program Manager   by Emilia Dunham Program Associate   State & NationalContinue reading “*CLOSED* Health Advocacy Webinar Thursday: Act Now to Engage LGBT People in Local Community Transformation Grants”