1. End LGBT Invisibility in Health Care Now! →

    Harvey Makadon, MD and Sean Cahill, PhD of The Fenway Institute co-authored this piece with staff from the Center for American Progress and Center of Excellence for Transgender Health. 

    If we want to better understand LGBT health disparities and reduce them, we must know who LGBT patients are and how to best meet their health needs. Let’s end the invisibility of LGBT people in the health system now.

  2. February 7, 2013 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Black men who have sex with men (MSM) are among the hardest hit by HIV/AIDS but receive disproportionately little targeted funding and prevention and care services. Learn more here.

    You can also help raise awareness by sharing these infographics on Facebook.

    Download/share a high-res PDF of this infographic here

  3. Sadie, 11-Year-Old Transgender Girl, Writes Essay In Response To Obama’s Inauguration Speech
We are especially moved by this paragraph: 

When they grow up, transgender adults have a hard time getting a job because the boss thinks the customers will be scared away. Doctors are afraid of treating transgender patients because they don’t know how to take care of them, and some doctors don’t really want to help them. Transgender patients like me travel to other states to see a good doctor.

    Sadie, 11-Year-Old Transgender Girl, Writes Essay In Response To Obama’s Inauguration Speech

    We are especially moved by this paragraph: 

    When they grow up, transgender adults have a hard time getting a job because the boss thinks the customers will be scared away. Doctors are afraid of treating transgender patients because they don’t know how to take care of them, and some doctors don’t really want to help them. Transgender patients like me travel to other states to see a good doctor.

  4. The NIH has awarded The Fenway Institute a 3-year, $800,000 grant to address health disparities in LGBTQ youth of color. LGBTQ youth of color are impacted by homophobia from their racial/ethnic groups, racism from the LGBTQ community, and the intersection of homophobia and racism from the culture at large. Learn more about this exciting grant! →

  5. Including information on LGBT patients in Electronic Health Records will lead to improved care and reduced health disparities →

  6. The transgender community faces a number of health disparities stemming from discrimination.

  7. This Transgender Awareness Week infographic explains some of the health disparities affecting the transgender community. Learn more here.
Our thanks to the National Center for Transgender Equality, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Center for American Progress, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition whose work contributed to the creation of this graphic. 
Download/share a high-res PDF of this infographic here.

    This Transgender Awareness Week infographic explains some of the health disparities affecting the transgender community. Learn more here.

    Our thanks to the National Center for Transgender Equality, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Center for American Progress, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition whose work contributed to the creation of this graphic. 

    Download/share a high-res PDF of this infographic here.

    (Source: fenwayhealth.org)

  8. Did you know 50% of transgender people surveyed reported having to teach their medical providers about transgender care?
Next week is Transgender Awareness Week, a series of statewide events and educational opportunities to inform people about the trans community and raise awareness of issues facing trans and gender noncomforming people in Massachusetts.
Fenway Health and The Borum will be participating by hosting events and by sharing information about the health disparities faced by trans people. 
Download/share a high-res PDF of this poster here.

    Did you know 50% of transgender people surveyed reported having to teach their medical providers about transgender care?

    Next week is Transgender Awareness Week, a series of statewide events and educational opportunities to inform people about the trans community and raise awareness of issues facing trans and gender noncomforming people in Massachusetts.

    Fenway Health and The Borum will be participating by hosting events and by sharing information about the health disparities faced by trans people. 

    Download/share a high-res PDF of this poster here.