On Thursday, July 27 TransCEND (Transgender Care and Education Needs Diversity) will hold a community meeting for anyone interested in learning more about services offered by TransCEND and the future of the program.

What’s new with TransCEND? Find out this Thursday!

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On Thursday, July 27 TransCEND (Transgender Care and Education Needs Diversity) will hold a community meeting for anyone interested in learning more about services offered by TransCEND and the future of the program. AIDS Action Committee Executive Director Carl Sciortino and AIDS Action Transgender Health Coordinator Chastity Bowick will answer questions. Light refreshments will be served and attendees will receive a free gift! TransCEND provides support and risk reduction services to transgender women (male to female), who experience much higher rates of HIV than the general population. The program offers free HIV and STI testing and free risk reduction materials 
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Access to public bathrooms is a serious health issue for transgender people.

Bathroom Access Is A Public Health Issue

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A new paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine outlines the reasons why equal access to public bathrooms is critical to public health, and how lack of safe public accommodations can lead to serious injury and illness for transgender people. The paper, titled Beyond Bathrooms — Meeting the Health Needs of Transgender People, was co-authored by Dr. Sari L. Reisner, Sc.D., Research Scientist at The Fenway Institute. The debate and passage of recent legislation in several states to require people to use the bathroom corresponding with their “birth” sex has led to much fear and misinformation. Claims that 
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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has signed into law "An Act Relative to Transgender Anti-Discrimination."

Fenway Health Statement on Gov. Baker’s Signing of Transgender Anti-Discrimination Bill

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Today, Governor Charlie Baker signed into law “An Act Relative to Transgender Anti-Discrimination,” which will prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity in public places. Fenway Health President and CEO Steve Boswell MD, FACP released the following statement in response: “We applaud Governor Baker for signing the transgender anti-discrimination bill into law. This marks an important moment in the Commonwealth. Everyone, regardless of their gender identity, deserves full and fair protection from discrimination. The benefits of being able to exercise civil rights in public spaces such as restaurants, hospitals, and public transit impact an individual’s ability to work, to 
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Join us this September for Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health.
© 2015 Marilyn Humphries

Register Now For Fenway’s Annual Transgender Health Conference

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Fenway Health is excited to announce that our second annual Transgender Health Conference: Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health will be held this fall on September 23 and 24. Last year’s inaugural conference was a great success, with nearly 130 attendees from over 60 health centers and organizations filling the auditorium of our Ansin Building. We anticipate this year to draw an even larger crowd, so please register as soon as possible! The conference will feature an educational program for health care providers and members of health care teams in community health centers, safety-net organizations and student health clinics. Local and 
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Fenway's Transgender Health Program invites you to our Transgender Wellness Summer Picnic!

Mark Your Calendars For Our Transgender Wellness Summer Picnic on the Esplanade

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Nothing says that summer is finally here like a picnic and games on the beautiful Charles River Esplanade. Start your summer off with Fenway Health’s Transgender Health Program at our annual Transgender Wellness Summer Picnic, a time to celebrate our community, make new friends, and have some fun in the June sun! We will be hosting Silviya Mihaylova of SWET Studio, who will be doing an all-levels group exercise class to get everyone moving and feeling great. The event will also feature a light meal, snacks, Frisbees, and plenty of picnic blanket space to lounge on. We will also have 
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