1. It’s been a rainy week in Boston, but last night @DCM510 on twitter captured this awesome rainbow over Fenway Health’s Ansin Building location.
Pretty appropriate for an LGBT health organization—and the week after Boston Pride, no less!

    It’s been a rainy week in Boston, but last night @DCM510 on twitter captured this awesome rainbow over Fenway Health’s Ansin Building location.

    Pretty appropriate for an LGBT health organization—and the week after Boston Pride, no less!

  2. This week is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The Violence Recovery Program at Fenway Health is highlighting the experiences of LGBTQ victims of violent crimes. 
Look for this Ad in Boston’s Metro this week.

61% of transgender people report being the victim of physical assault. 

    This week is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The Violence Recovery Program at Fenway Health is highlighting the experiences of LGBTQ victims of violent crimes. 

    Look for this Ad in Boston’s Metro this week.

    61% of transgender people report being the victim of physical assault. 

  3. Lesbian, bisexual, and queer women and transgender people experience disparities in cancer risk, screening, and treatment. 

    Share with a loved one to help spread this information and talk to your healthcare provider about your own cancer risks.

  4. Fate of same-sex marriage cases likely to influence public health →

    An overview of research that suggests that marriage equality benefits the health and wellness of LGBT people, including research done at The Fenway Institute.

  5. Come Out for Health: National LGBT Health Awareness Week 2013 →

  6. 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.

  7. The Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center, a program of Fenway Health, is starting a new short-term group for trans* identified people ages 18–28. →

    The group will be facilitated by a licensed transgender-identified clinician, aimed at transidentified people ages 18-28 who are exploring the intersection occurring between their gender identity/expression and their sexuality/sexual identity.

    This may include:

    • The complexities of navigating sexuality
    • Potential shifts in sexual attraction
    • Sexual identities
    • Relationships
    • Sex
    • Dating
    • Disclosure
    • Cultural shifts/shock (losing one community and gaining another) as a member of the trans community

    *used as an umbrella term

  8. Year in Review: 5 Advances in LGBT Health in 2012. 

    Year in Review: 5 Advances in LGBT Health in 2012. 

  9. World AIDS Day is December 1.

    Learn more about HIV/AIDS in the LGBT community. 

    You can also share these infographics on Facebook to help educate your friends, family, and followers on World AIDS Day. 

  10. World AIDS Day is December 1, 2012. The LGBT community—especially gay and bisexual men and transgender women—continue to be hit hard by HIV/AIDS. 
Learn more about fighting HIV/AIDS in the LGBT community. You can also help raise awareness by reblogging this infographic and sharing it on Facebook. 
Download/share a high-res PDF of this infographic here

    World AIDS Day is December 1, 2012. The LGBT community—especially gay and bisexual men and transgender women—continue to be hit hard by HIV/AIDS. 

    Learn more about fighting HIV/AIDS in the LGBT community. You can also help raise awareness by reblogging this infographic and sharing it on Facebook

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