Category Archives: Trans

Victory! New York City Adopts Policy Ensuring Transgender People Equal Access to Marriage Licenses

This just in from the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund: We are happy to announce that the city of New York has adopted a new policy designed to ensure that transgender people have equal access to marriage licenses. The … Continue reading

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SAVE THE DATE: LGBT Health Awareness Week, March 28-April 1

The National Coalition for LGBT Health recently announced “Come Out for Health” as this year’s theme for LGBT Health Awareness Week.  “Come Out for Health” is a call to action for community members, advocates, service providers, and governmental officials to … Continue reading

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Large Corporations Expand Insurance Coverage to Meet Needs of Transgender Workers

As reported in The New York Times on 2/21/2011, more U.S. companies, including “leading Wall Street and Main Street brands” such as Coca-Cola, Campbell Soup and Walt Disney, are now among 85 large businesses and law firms that provide transgender-inclusive … Continue reading

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California State Senator Introduces LGBT Cultural Competency for Health Care Providers Bill

Equality California reported on 2/18/2011 that Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) introduced SB 747, a bill sponsored by Equality California, which would provide LGBT people with “…a safe and welcoming environment when being cared for in hospitals, medical offices, or … Continue reading

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New Report Shows Pervasive Discrimination against Transgender People

In a 2/4/2011 press release, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality announced the publication of “Injustice at Every Turn,” a wide-ranging report which exposes “… the depth of discrimination against transgender and … Continue reading

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RAI’s LGBTQ HEALTH & WELLNESS EXPO

On Sunday this March 20th, dozens of health and wellness experts and providers will offer free presentations and information on LGBT health matters. It’s at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Albany and it’s completely free of charge. RSVP is … Continue reading

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Pride and Joy Families Weekend Conference

The Lesbian and Gay Family Building Project, together with local and national sponsors, will hold its fourth LGBTQ family conference on Friday, April 8 through Sunday, April 10, 2011. It will be held at the RIT Inn and Conference Center, … Continue reading

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A Family is a Family: LGBTQ Foster Care and Adoption Issues

The SOGIProject The Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Project at the University at Albany, School of Social Welfare presents A Family is a Family: LGBTQ Foster Care and Adoption Issues Wednesday, February 9,  4-6 PM HS106A – Husted Hall Amphitheatre, Downtown … Continue reading

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CDC Launches LGBT Youth Bullying Prevention Web Page

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has made available a web page on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health section of their website which includes advice and resources on how teachers and school administrators can prevent bullying … Continue reading

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2011 GLMA Conference Call for Abstracts

The Gay & Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) invites you and your colleagues to present at their 29th Annual Conference. The GLMA Annual Conference is the ideal place for clinicians, researchers, public health professionals, and policymakers working in the area of … Continue reading

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