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Youth

Meet Our Newest YLC Co-Chairs

By | Community, Fenway Health Newsroom, Young Leaders Council, Youth | No Comments
The Young Leaders Council of Fenway Health (YLC) is an extraordinary group of emerging local leaders. These dedicated 20 and 30-somethings are on a mission to make a difference for their LGBTQ community by supporting the work of Fenway Health. The YLC also hosts diverse, community-focused events that encourage philanthropy and volunteerism. A group this special needs truly exceptional leadership, and we’re so fortunate to have two amazing new YLC Co-Chairs: Please allow us to introduce you to Katelyn Dolan and Kaden Stearns! Katelyn Dolan Katelyn’s relationship with Fenway Health began when she moved to Boston in 2010 to pursue 
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Ending Conversion Therapy

By | AIDS Action Committee, AIDS Advocacy, Fenway Health Newsroom, Health Care, LGBT Health, Youth | No Comments
This legislative session, AIDS Action Committee has joined the coalition of advocates working to pass a bill banning Massachusetts licensed professionals from providing conversion therapy to change gender identity and/or sexual orientation in minors. In early June, the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities held a hearing on the bill and AIDS Action Committee submitted the following testimony: Re: An Act relative to abusive practices to change sexual orientation and gender identity in minors (S. 62/H. 1190) Dear Chair Flanagan, Chair Khan, and members of the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities: AIDS Action 
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HIV and Youth

HIV And Young People: Combatting Health Disparities

By | Fenway Health Newsroom, HIV/AIDS, LGBT Health, Youth | One Comment
It’s Pride Month! This is a great time to pause, reflect on our history, and celebrate the vibrancy that is the LGBTQ community. It’s also an opportunity for us to take a look at the issues impacting the lives of those in our community who are most vulnerable: our youth. In the U.S., young people (aged 13-24) account for roughly 1 in 5 new HIV infections. Rates of infection tend to be higher for youth who identify as LGBTQ. In fact, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 81% of youth newly diagnosed with HIV identify as gay and 
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The White House

Trump Administration Rolls Back Guidance Protecting Transgender Students, Threatening Their Health and Well-Being

By | Health Policy, The Fenway Institute, Trans, Youth | No Comments
On February 22, 2017 the U.S. Department of Education and Department of Justice jointly issued a letter to withdraw previous guidance issued by the Obama Administration requiring schools to treat transgender students in accordance with their gender identity. The guidance issued in May 2016 by the Obama Administration came in response to a growing number of states across the country proposing and passing anti-transgender legislation, much of which specifically targeted transgender youth by prohibiting them from using school restrooms and locker rooms in accordance with their gender identity. Under President Obama, the Department of Justice and the Department of Education 
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Fenway Will ‘Give Kids A Smile’ With Free Dental Care On February 3

By | Community, Fenway Health Newsroom, Youth | No Comments
Fenway Health Dentistry is excited to take part in this year’s Give Kids A Smile Day on Friday, February 3 at our dental department. This nationwide event, which is now in its 15th year, is an opportunity for children with limited access to care to receive free dental services. Our Dentistry staff will be offering free dental screenings, fluoride treatment, and dental health education for all children age 16 and under. Simply stop by the dental department on the 6th floor of our 1340 Boylston St. location anytime between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM on February 3. It is not 
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