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  • November 30, 2017

    U=U: Setbacks and Strides

    On World AIDS Day, we reflect upon the most recent tools – and progress – in the fight against HIV/AIDS. PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis), and most recently, using HIV treatment as a prevention tool, colloquially known as TasP or U=U, have made great strides in decreasing HIV transmission rates, particularly in areas where […]
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  • November 27, 2017

    Standing on the Shoulders of our History

    Callen-Lorde’s grassroots heritage spans nearly 50 years, to the St. Mark’s Community Clinic and the Gay Men’s Health Project, two volunteer-based efforts that provided care to LGBTQ people, who were largely ostracized from mainstream healthcare settings.  In 1983, these entities merged to form Community Health Project (CHP), a mostly volunteer-staffed episodic care program that housed the […]
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  • November 20, 2017

    Introducing Our New Visual Identity

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    Over our nearly 50 year history, Callen-Lorde has evolved to be a global leader in LGBTQ healthcare while staying true to our roots – to provide sensitive, quality healthcare care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer people and people living with HIV/AIDS without judgement, and regardless of ability to pay. As we progress into our […]
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  • October 27, 2017

    National Breast/Chest Cancer Awareness Month

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    As we approach the end of breast/chest cancer awareness month, it’s important to remember that while everyone with breast or chest tissue is at risk of developing cancer, the rates vary significantly and depend on a number of factors. Cisgender women bear a far greater burden than cis men, with even greater disparities among the […]
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  • October 11, 2017

    Callen-Lorde Medical Team Deployed to Puerto Rico

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    Update 10/27/17: Last night our team returned home from Puerto Rico. During their deployment they treated hundreds of people for injuries from the hurricane, uncontrolled chronic illnesses and infections, all exacerbated by post hurricane conditions and stress. We’re so grateful for their incredible contributions and look forward to continuing to support those teams still on […]
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  • October 6, 2017

    Administration Announces New Rules Targeting LGBTQ Communities

    New Rules Target LGBTQ Communities

    In two blows to the health and safety of our communities this week, the Administration made two announcements – one ordering the Department of Justice to interpret Title VII of the Civil Rights Act to exclude people of transgender experience, and the other, a new rule ostensibly reversing the Affordable Care Act mandate requiring that […]
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  • September 27, 2017

    Sexual Health Awareness Month: Lube 101

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    September marks Sexual Health Awareness Month. While much of the month’s focus surrounds HIV and STI prevention, this month is also about highlighting positive sexual health practices and pleasure, whatever your sexual orientation, gender, or body might be. With that in mind, one topic that arises particularly in queer spaces and workshops is lube – […]
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  • September 12, 2017

    Rest in Peace, Edie

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    Statement on the passing of Edie Windsor From Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, The LGBT Community Center, Hetrick-Martin Institute and SAGE It is with profound sadness and a heavy heart that we mourn the passing of Edie Windsor, LGBTQ rights activist and icon, who passed away on Tuesday, September 12. Edie worked passionately and tirelessly throughout her […]
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  • September 12, 2017

    Callen-Lorde Named Leader in Healthcare Equality Index

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    With roots spanning back nearly 50 years, Callen-Lorde has long been a leader in LGBTQ healthcare. To help ensure a similar level of cultural competence with non-LGBTQ specific healthcare providers, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation created the Healthcare Equality Index or HEI – an annual survey that rates hospitals and healthcare facilities on policies and best […]
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  • August 28, 2017

    Transcendence 2017 – Meet the Honorees!

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    This September marks the 6th annual Transcendence –  a celebration for transgender and non-binary communities, friends and allies, honoring leaders in TGNC health and wellness while raising funds for the Transgender Health Program at Callen-Lorde. Started in 2012 as an intimate gathering honoring the inimitable Kate Bornstein, Transcendence has grown into one of the most anticipated TGNC […]
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