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September 2015

Local Artist Transforms Borum With Bright, Welcoming Murals

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Fenway Health’s Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center has long been a second home for many area youth, offering safe, non-judgmental care for young people who may not feel comfortable going anywhere else. Now, thanks to a talented local artist, Borum patients will enter a care center that is more colorful, bright, and welcoming than ever before. Two new murals now adorn the waiting rooms of the Borum, both sending one powerful message: You belong here. Bren Bataclan, a South End-based artist, has been creating art professionally since 2003. Born in the Philippines and raised in San Francisco, Bataclan’s work combines 
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Judy Bradford, Ph.D., Named to National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities

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Judith Bradford, Ph.D., director of the Center for Population Research in LGBT Health and co-chair of The Fenway Institute, has been appointed to the National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities. The council is the principal advisory board to the National Institute of Health’s Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. The council advises the secretary of Health and Human Services and the directors of NIH and NIMHD on matters related to minority health and health disparities. Members of the council are drawn from the scientific, medical, and lay communities, so they offer diverse perspectives on minority health 
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LGBT Aging Commission Report Advocates Policy Reforms For LGBT Seniors

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A new report from the Special Legislative Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Aging recommends a set of large-scale reforms that will improve the lives of Massachusetts’ LGBT senior citizens. The report was released at a State House briefing Thursday, September 17. Speakers in attendance included Senator Pat Jehlen and Representative James O’Day, co-chairs of the Joint Committee on Elder Affairs. “We have long known that LGBT older adults face unique challenges as they age. Few of them have the family connections such as partners or spouses; children; and extended family who can provide the care that much of 
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PROUD Study Proves PrEP’s Efficacy In Real World Setting

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Findings from a new open-label trial of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) could help erase any lingering doubts around the drug’s efficacy in preventing HIV infection outside of a controlled study environment. The PROUD study, which took place at 13 English sexual health clinics, was an open-label trial of PrEP, as opposed to the randomized placebo-controlled studies that have previously shown PrEP’s power in HIV prevention. In an open-label trial, all participants know that they are receiving the actual drug in question and not a placebo. The study was published in The Lancet, one of the world’s leading medical journals. A total 
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Fenway Hosts Gender Reel Film Fest September 30 and October 1

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Fenway Health is excited to host Gender Reel, a coast-to-coast, traveling film and art event dedicated to enhancing the visibility of gender non-conforming, gender variant/queer and transgender people, identities and experiences. Our goal is to present narratives in film & art that push the boundaries of the gender binary system. Through this means, we hope to empower filmmakers and artists to create work reflective of this mission by providing an accessible and embracing platform where their work can be showcased. This year marks the 5th anniversary of the Gender Reel Film Festival and its premiere in Boston.  The festival will 
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