LGBT Youth

Spotlighting HIV/STI Prevention For Transgender Men

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Transgender men and transmasculine individuals are all too often left out of the conversation around HIV and STI prevention. A new report led by researchers from The Fenway Institute hopes to address this knowledge gap by outlining the specific sexual health needs of this overlooked demographic. The report, titled LifeSkills for Men (LS4M): Pilot Evaluation of a Gender-Affirmative HIV and STI Prevention Intervention for Young Adult Transgender Men Who Have Sex with Men, is published in the Journal of Urban Health and is the first of its kind to explore HIV and STI prevention interventions focused on young adult transgender 
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New Report Addresses Health Disparities Faced By LGBTQ Youth Of Color

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LGBTQ youth of color experience disproportionate challenges to their physical and mental health, according to an extensive survey released by The Fenway Institute. The Our Health Matters study is the result of partnership of Fenway, BAGLY Inc., and Boston GLASS aimed at examining and addressing the health needs of LGBTQ youth of color in the Greater Boston area. Our Health Matters was authored by a group of dedicated researchers and experts in their fields: Dr. Kerith Conron, Research Scientist at The Fenway Institute; Johannes Wilson, Study Coordinator; Dr. Sean Cahill, Director of Health Policy Research at The Fenway Institute; Jessica 
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AVA Study Looks To Improve HIV Services For Transgender Youth

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The Fenway Institute is excited to be a part of Affirming Voices for Action (AVA), a groundbreaking study on the current state of HIV services for transgender and gender non-conforming youth. Boston is one of 14 cities nationwide to join this effort to improve access to HIV care and prevention for people of all genders. Dr. Sari Reisner, Research Scientist at The Fenway Institute, and Liz Salomon, Project Director for Community Based Research at The Fenway Institute, are co-investigators in AVA. AVA, a study of the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions (ATN 130), is a mixed-methods study that 
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How to Be an Ally on National Coming Out Day

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Every October, the LGBT community marks National Coming Out Day (NCOD) – a time to honor the bravery of LGBT people, encourage those still living in the closet to be their authentic selves, and to support each other in our coming out journeys. This October 11, we at Fenway Health celebrate our LGBT patients, staff, family, and friends, as well as the allies who support LGBT people in so many aspects of their lives. Being an ally is an incredibly important role, especially when that ally is the loved one of a newly out LGBT person. As our new infographic 
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Local Artist Transforms Borum With Bright, Welcoming Murals

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Fenway Health’s Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center has long been a second home for many area youth, offering safe, non-judgmental care for young people who may not feel comfortable going anywhere else. Now, thanks to a talented local artist, Borum patients will enter a care center that is more colorful, bright, and welcoming than ever before. Two new murals now adorn the waiting rooms of the Borum, both sending one powerful message: You belong here. Bren Bataclan, a South End-based artist, has been creating art professionally since 2003. Born in the Philippines and raised in San Francisco, Bataclan’s work combines 
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