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The Fenway Institute To Train All City Of Cambridge Staff On Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity Cultural Competency

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The Fenway Institute’s Division of Education and Training is pleased to announce a partnership with the City of Cambridge to train 1,200 City employees on providing inclusive service delivery to all LGBTQ+ residents in the City. Starting in September, expert trainers recruited by the Division of Education and Training will lead 60 three-hour sessions that provide an immersive experience for City employees in the areas of LGBTQ+ terminology, stigma and disparities, and creating welcoming environments for LGBTQ residents and staff. Since May, staff from The Fenway Institute’s Division of Education and Training have been working closely with leadership from the 
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Trump Administration Signals Plans To Reverse Section 1557 Regulations Prohibiting Discrimination On The Basis Of Gender Identity In Health Care

By | Fenway Health Newsroom, Health Care, LGBT Health, Trans | One Comment
On Tuesday, May 2, 2017, the Trump Administration signaled that it plans to reverse the Affordable Care Act Section 1557 regulation banning discrimination in health care on the basis of gender identity. After the Section 1557 rule was implemented under President Obama, a group of five states and religiously affiliated health care organizations filed suit against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), specifically challenging the provisions of the Section 1557 rule that interpreted sex discrimination to include discrimination based on gender identity and termination of pregnancy. As a result, a federal judge granted a temporary nationwide injunction which 
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Fenway Introduces Pronoun Buttons

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As part of our continuing mission to create safe and affirming spaces for all, Fenway Health is excited to roll out preferred pronoun buttons! These new buttons are available in four versions, each featuring a different set of gender pronouns: He/him/his, she/her/hers, they/them/their, and “ask me!” The buttons make their debut during Transgender Awareness Month, a time when we all renew our commitment to supporting transgender and gender non-conforming people. One simple way to be an ally to this community is by honoring everyone’s preferred gender pronouns. Using someone’s preferred pronouns is an act that is both affirming of their 
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Public Accommodations Protections Critical To Health Of Transgender And Gender Nonconforming People, Study Says

By | Fenway Health Newsroom, Health Policy, The Fenway Institute, Trans | One Comment
Gender minority people who are transgender or gender nonconforming experience widespread discrimination and health inequities. Since 2012, Massachusetts law has provided legal protections against discrimination on the basis of gender identity in employment, housing, public education, and business. However, the law does not protect against discrimination based on gender identity in places open to the public, such as transportation, retail stores, restaurants, health care facilities, and bathrooms. A new Early Exclusive View study in The Milbank Quarterly that surveyed transgender and gender nonconforming adults in Massachusetts has found that discrimination in public settings is not only common, but is associated 
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National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

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National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) 2013 is April 21–27. Each April since 1981, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) has observed NCVRW as a way of promoting victims’ rights and honoring crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf. This year, with funding from a Victims of Crime Act grant from the OVC, Fenway Health’s Violence Recovery Program is drawing attention to the issue of crimes committed against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals, who often experience heightened levels of violence. 4 in 10 lesbian women and 6 in 10 bisexual women have experienced rape, 
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