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The Fenway Institute Denounces Justice Department Attack On Sexual Orientation Nondiscrimination In Employment

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The Trump-Pence Administration and Attorney General Jeff Sessions continued their political attacks on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people last night by filing a brief in a case before the U.S. Second District Court of Appeals that opposes a growing body of jurisprudence that interprets some forms of anti-gay discrimination to constitute sex stereotyping. The move is the latest in a series of anti-LGBT statements and policy initiatives by the Trump-Pence Administration and the Department of Justice. “The right to equal treatment in employment is a basic human right,” said Sean Cahill, PhD, Director of Health Policy Research at The 
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The Fenway Institute Denounces President’s Attempts To Prohibit Transgender People From Serving In The Military

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The Fenway Institute today denounced a series of tweets by President Trump seeking to ban transgender people from serving in the U.S. military. “Thousands of transgender people are either currently serving or have served our country bravely and honorably,” said Sean Cahill, PhD, Director of Health Policy Research at The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health. “It is unfortunate that President Trump is tweeting in a way that will reinforce prejudice and discrimination which affects the health and well-being not just of the patriotic transgender Americans who are serving our country, but all transgender people.” When strung together, the tweets read: 
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Take Action To Defend Health Care For Vulnerable Populations!

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The United States Senate is currently working on its proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which ensured coverage of essential health benefits, protected patients with preexisting conditions, and expanded Medicaid eligibility. This resulted in increased access to health care for everyone, but it especially benefited vulnerable populations that were less likely to have health insurance, including LGBT people, people with HIV, and Black and Latino people. Passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) would jeopardize the gains made under the ACA by: Cutting healthcare for 23 million Americans, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). 
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Fenway Health Announces Appointment of Dr. Jennifer Potter as Co-Chair of The Fenway Institute

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Fenway Health announces today that Dr. Jennifer Potter has been appointed Co-Chair of The Fenway Institute. Dr. Potter is Director of Women’s Health at Fenway as well as an Advisory Dean and Director of the William B. Castle Society at Harvard Medical School. She has directed Women’s Health Research at The Fenway Institute since 2015, and has been a member of the faculty since 2010. She is a physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Fenway Health. Dr. Potter will join Dr. Kenneth H. Mayer, who has been a Co-Chair of The Fenway Institute since 2001, in leading The 
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Fenway Hosts Delegation Of Irish LGBT Advocates

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The Fenway Institute was thrilled to host a delegation from Ireland and Northern Ireland of policy makers, advocates, youth workers, legal professionals and other leaders working on behalf of the LGBT community. The exchange program, Advocating for Human and Civil Rights for the LGBT Community, was coordinated through the Irish Institute of Boston College. Staff from the National LGBT Health Education Center at The Fenway Institute met with this delegation on April 27 for an in-depth discussion on The Institute’s work and how its research could be used to address challenges facing the LGBT community in Ireland and Northern Ireland. 
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