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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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Trump Administration Signals Plans To Reverse Section 1557 Regulations Prohibiting Discrimination On The Basis Of Gender Identity In Health Care

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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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Lieutenant Shachar Erez Visits Fenway

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The Fenway Institute was excited to host Lieutenant Shachar Erez today at our 1340 Boylston St. offices. Shown in the above photo with The Fenway Institute’s Dr. Sean Cahill, Director of Health Policy Research, and Cheri Callanan, Community Education Specialist at The LGBT Aging Project, Lt. Shachar visited today to discuss transgender issues in the Israeli military and in Israeli society and learn about Fenway Health’s transgender health work. Lt. Erez is the first openly transgender commander in the Israeli Defense Forces. He transitioned while serving in the military, receiving support from his unit and commanders.Lt. Shachar’s work has helped 
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Trump Administration Rolls Back Guidance Protecting Transgender Students, Threatening Their Health and Well-Being

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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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Transgender Awareness Month: Honoring and Protecting Our Community

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Each November, the transgender and gender non-conforming community and its allies come together to recognize Transgender Awareness Month. This is a time to reflect on the progress made in the fight against transphobia, remember those we’ve lost to hate violence and bigotry, look ahead at the work still to be done. Now more than ever, we need to be strong and supportive of all members of our community, and steadfast in our resolve to protect those whose rights and well-being are most vulnerable. One of the most important dates of Transgender Awareness Month is the Transgender Day of Remembrance. This 
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