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Event Puts Spotlight On Health Care Needs Of LGBTQ Women Of Color

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On Saturday, February 11, the Fenway Women’s Health Team hosted the event “Our History: HIV and Queer Women of Color” in collaboration with Lesbians of Color Symposium, Boston Black Pride, and The Fenway Institute. The event featured a screening of the film, “Bumming Cigarettes,” a panel of community health advocates, and a presentation by researchers – all of which centered around the voices of queer women of color in sexual health. Through the film, Tiona McClodden, an award-winning black lesbian filmmaker, explores a brief and intimate meeting between a young black lesbian woman in the process of taking an HIV 
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Remembering Dr. Judy Bradford

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It is with great sadness that we share the news that Dr. Judy Bradford passed away this weekend after a long and courageous battle with cancer.  As Co-Chair of The Fenway Institute from its inception in 2001, Judy played a key role in building a framework for LGBT-focused research and teaching. She was the first research scientist to head a National Institute of Health (NIH) funded population studies center focused on sexual and gender minority health, and the first to receive NIH funding to support a summer institute to train the next generation of LGBT health researchers, held right here 
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Tegan And Sara Foundation Launches With Focus On LGBTQ Women

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Musicians Tegan and Sara, sisters who are as well known for their hit song as they are for being out and proud lesbians, have launched a new philanthropic effort called the Tegan and Sara Foundation. On January 18, Fenway Health was among a number of LGBTQ and women-focused nonprofits who attended the Foundation’s Hollywood inaugural convening “Uniting For LGBTQ Girls And Women.” The event served as the Foundation’s official launch. According the Foundation’s website, “The Tegan and Sara Foundation works for economic justice, health, and representation for LGBTQ girls and women. We work in partnership and solidarity with other organizations 
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Fenway Health Responds To Immigration Ban

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As has been widely reported, President Trump issued an executive order last week restricting entry into the United States for citizens of several Middle Eastern countries on both immigrant visas – permanent residents and green card holders – and non-immigrant visas. Within a couple of days, federal judges blocked parts of the order. The White House later said that green card holders would be exempt from the order. Since then, we continue to hear conflicting reports of who is affected by the order and how to respond to it along with stories of loved ones being kept apart. The days 
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Celebrating Henia Handler, Longtime Fenway Health Director of Government Relations

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Closing out an extraordinary career of public service spanning decades, Henia Handler, Fenway Health Director of Government Relations, is retiring. Few people have had more of an impact on Fenway and the communities we care for than Henia. Her commitment to our community, our neighborhood, our staff and our patients is unparalleled. A lifelong activist and advocate for public health, Henia joined Fenway Community Health Center back in January, 1990 after finishing a second round of graduate work at Brandeis. Charged with building Fenway’s community outreach programs, she quickly understood that “building” Fenway’s programs was highly dependent on the opportunities 
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