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”

Day 2 “Say My Name” Say My Name! Plenary

 by Lexi Adsit, Guest Blogger Presenting on the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference “Say My Name” is not only a hit single by Destiny’s Child, but also a very powerful and inspiring ceremony of celebrating and affirming a person’s name and preferred pronouns. “Say My Name”  allows folks from the community to have a name change withinContinue reading “Day 2 “Say My Name” Say My Name! Plenary”

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”

Day 1 Session 4: T-GUAVA Workshop for Trans Youth on Dating, Abuse, and Health Relationships

 By Lexi Adsit, Guest Blogger Presenting on Philadelphia Trans Health Conference Oh, to be young and trans again! Oh, wait I am rather young and Trans! haha. In session 4 I met Morgan M. Page of T-GUAVA (Trans Girls United Against Violent Assault) who facilitated a really resource-rich trans youth workshop around dating, healthy relationships,Continue reading “Day 1 Session 4: T-GUAVA Workshop for Trans Youth on Dating, Abuse, and Health Relationships”

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!”

Day 1 Session 3: Trans Pioneers of Color

 By Lexi Adsit, Guest blogger Presenting on Philadelphia Trans Health Conference Already half the day gone by and we still have 2 more sessions of workshops! This next one to be filled with stories of amazing community members who have been around the block quite a lot and ‘paved the way’ for us younger transContinue reading “Day 1 Session 3: Trans Pioneers of Color”

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”

Day 1 Session 2: GenderQueer Masculinity & Feminity (Caucus)

 By Lexi Adsit, Guest Blogger Presenting on Philadelphia Trans Health Conference Being in a room with (what looks like) 70 GenderQueer-identified folks can be pretty powerful. Especially when a lot of the genderqueer folks are youth. I want to give a kudos to the facilitator for being really amazing and handling all of the toughContinue reading “Day 1 Session 2: GenderQueer Masculinity & Feminity (Caucus)”

Day 1 Session 1: The Movement vs. Me Self-Care

 by Lexi Adsit, Guest Blogger Presenting on the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference I’ve had a bit of a background in self-care, being raised as an Activist by a role model who preached and practiced extremely good self-care techniques and habits. (I’m looking at you Kiely!) Some key points: Utilize self-care because not taking care ofContinue reading “Day 1 Session 1: The Movement vs. Me Self-Care”