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Queer Women’s Empowerment Series

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During the month of June, the Women’s Health Team is hosting the Queer Women’s Empowerment Series, a workshop series that supports the health of lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer women. In collaboration with BAGLY, Good Vibrations, and the Network/La Red, the series will connect the community to resources around sexual health, healthy relationships, and resiliency building. What was the inspiration behind the Queer Women’s Health Empowerment Series? Tanekwah Hinds, Women’s Health Program Coordinator: I was scrolling through queer social media and seeing that so many events are targeted toward MSM, so I wanted to create an event series centering queer 
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Queer Women’s Health Roundtable Shows Strength Of Community Networks

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On May 15, the Women’s Health Team at Fenway Health hosted its second Queer Women’s Health Roundtable, an evening for LGBTQ community leaders to discuss the health and wellness needs of Boston area cisgender women, transgender women, and gender-diverse individuals who were assigned female at birth. The Roundtable was launched in December 2016 to uplift and center the voices of community members speaking on behalf of the diverse populations that the Women’s Health Team serves. A wide range of local organizations are represented in the Roundtable by leaders who self-identity as cisgender women, transgender women, or non-binary individuals. Groups present 
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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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The Fenway Institute Helps Develop Model Of HIV Care For Transgender Women In Peru

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More than 100 transgender women in Lima, Peru, have joined an amfAR-funded study that aims to determine if combining HIV prevention and treatment with gender-affirming medical care will help these women access health services and remain in care. Transgender women have the highest prevalence of HIV in Peru—30 percent in Lima, according to one study, yet the least access to services. “Stigma and discrimination are powerful barriers that prevent transgender women from participating in society,” said principal investigator Dr. Javier Lama of Asociación Civil Impacta Salud y Educación (IMPACTA), a nonprofit that conducts HIV/AIDS research. “The staff of most public 
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Edge Media Names Policy Brief On PrEP For Transgender Women As One Of Top Women’s Health Stories Of 2016

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Edge Media Network has highlighted policy brief “Transgender women and pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention: What we know and what we still need to know” as one of the most important women’s health stories of 2016. The brief was released last winter by the National Center for Innovation in HIV Care—a program of The Fenway Institute, AIDS United, and ARCW. In it, researchers explored the interaction between feminizing hormones used by transgender women, and the medication currently approved for use as pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention (PrEP). The brief also brought attention to the urgent need for more lifesaving research 
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