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!”

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”

Inaugural Meeting of Transgender Data Inclusion Roundtable

by Scout Director, Network for LGBT Health Equity A project of The Fenway Institute in Boston, MA Williams Institute Convenes Meeting on Gender Identity Surveillance On behalf of the Network for LGBT Health Equity I’m happy to be working with a few esteemed surveillance scientists as part of a Steering Committee to convene the firstContinue reading “Inaugural Meeting of Transgender Data Inclusion Roundtable”

Breaking News: Feds Release Amazing Trans Personnel Policies

By Scout Director, Network for LGBT Health Equity A Project of the Fenway Institute, Boston, MA What a wonderful start for our weekend, the Office of Personnel Management at the US Govt. just released a trio of personnel policies to support transgender employees. See the links below for their new policies on Guidance for workingContinue reading “Breaking News: Feds Release Amazing Trans Personnel Policies”

SAMHSA Scores A+ on Including LGBT Population in New Strategic Plan!

  by Scout Director, Network for LGBT Health Equity A project of The Fenway Institute, Boston, MA Praise where praise is due! Sure, we have a tendency to point out when health policymakers leave LGBT people behind… but never let it be said we don’t praise inclusion just as loudly! (if a little belatedly). Well,Continue reading “SAMHSA Scores A+ on Including LGBT Population in New Strategic Plan!”

2nd Action Alert Win! Nat’l Health Equity Plan adds Trans Folk & Enhances LGB Inclusion

Director, Network for LGBT Health Equity A Project of The Fenway Institute, Boston, MA   Were you at NLGTF‘s Creating Change 2010 (aka #cc10)? Then it’s quite likely you dropped by our booth to be one of the hundreds of people who used our computer to submit a public comment to the feds and NationalContinue reading “2nd Action Alert Win! Nat’l Health Equity Plan adds Trans Folk & Enhances LGB Inclusion”

Action alert win!! Trans people now included in National Prevention Plan!

By Scout, Ph.D. Director, Network for LGBT Health Equity A project of The Fenway Institute in Boston Weeha! Sometimes life comes too fast, I’m just now reading the next generation of the Draft National Prevention Plan, that one created by the new uber healthcare reform group that includes half the U.S. Cabinet (meaning health isn’tContinue reading “Action alert win!! Trans people now included in National Prevention Plan!”