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October 2015

Transgender Awareness Means Fighting Everyday Discrimination, Violence

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We’re living in an exciting time for transgender rights. The transgender and gender non-conforming community has made incredible strides towards visibility and equality. TV stars like Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox have introduced conversations about transgender issues to thousands of living rooms. The media has told the stories of brave transgender youth who are fighting for their right to use the restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. And on the political stage, public accommodations for transgender people have been the subject of much debate and legislation. It might be tempting to proclaim victory for the transgender rights 
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Better Understanding Of Pregnant Transgender Men Is Needed

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There has been little research on the topic of transgender people and their desire to become parents. In a commentary for the Journal of Obstetrics Medicine, LGBT Health Education Center Director Harvey Makadon, MD, and his co-author Juno Obedin-Maliver, MD, MPH argue that many transgender men who wish to become parents and to be genetically related to their children, have the capacity to bear children. But they face barriers in the healthcare system as a result of a lack of provider training. In recent years, transgender people have experienced significant advances in social acceptance, which has led many organizations to 
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Audre Lorde Brunch Celebrates The Power Of Cancer Survivors

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For the 17th year in a row, those whose lives have been touched by cancer gathered to honor the courage of survivors and celebrate the legacy of a poet and social justice advocate. The 17th Annual Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch brought together approximately 100 people, who filled the 9th floor of Fenway Health’s Ansin Building with an atmosphere of friendship, community, and above all, incredible resilience. The event was highlighted by several powerful presenters and performers. Jackie Harris recalled her battle with breast cancer and the power that she found in community, particularly through the support she found from 
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Boston Marathon 2016 Runners Needed For Team Fenway Health

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Although another winter may be looming, marathon runners everywhere are already preparing for the next Boston Marathon – and this year, Fenway Health will once again be joining the race. We’re excited to announce that for the second year in a row, Fenway has been awarded two bibs for the 2016 Boston Marathon as part of John Hancock’s non-profit partner program. Fenway is currently looking for runners who can commit to raise at least $8,000 each in support of our programs and services. In 2015, our two fantastic runners raised nearly $20,000, all of which went towards our lifesaving work. 
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Fenway Health Named “Bike Friendly Business” By City Of Boston

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Fenway Health is proud to announce that it has once again been named a Bike Friendly Business by the City of Boston and Boston Bikes. This year, Fenway was upgraded to Silver level, reflecting its continued dedication to environmentally-friendly practices. The annual Bike Friendly Business Awards honor companies that encourage their employees or customers to travel via bicycle by integrating bike-friendly practices into their company culture. These practices can include simple measures, such as the installation of outdoor bike racks, financial incentives for bike commuters, or frequent use of bike messengers to deliver packages. Other bike-friendly practices range from providing 
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