Category: Announcements

  • October 29, 2020

    20th Annual Community Health Awards

    Now in its 20th year, the Community Health Awards was first held in November 2001 to honor individuals who made positive contributions to the health and wellness of LGBTQ+ communities. Past honorees include leaders, activists, and changemakers including Chase Strangio, Linda Villarosa, Tony Kushner, Cecilia Gentili, and Jenna Wortham. This year, we are thrilled to continue the tradition and bestow honors […]


  • November 25, 2019

    Mural Unveiled in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance

    Wednesday, November 20th, marks Transgender Day of Remembrance. As the violence against trans women of color – particularly Black trans women – has increased to epidemic proportions over the last year, we partnered with artist UMAN (pronouns she/her, they/them) to do an installation on the windows at our 18th Street location in honor of those […]


  • November 22, 2019

    Governor Cuomo Announces New Actions to Protect Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming New Yorkers

    On Wednesday, Transgender Day of Remembrance, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he would be directing the Department of Financial Services (DFS) – the state agency that regulates private insurance companies – to propose new actions to further protect access to health insurance for transgender and non-binary individuals. The Governor also directed the Division of Human […]


  • April 8, 2019

    Geiger Gibson Program Recognizes 12 Emerging Leaders at 2019 NACHC Policy & Issues Forum

    Each year, the Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health Policy at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) honors young professionals from across the country who are making significant impacts to community health and health centers. Community health centers and primary care associations nominate young staff members whose contributions to […]


  • February 1, 2019

    Renovations Coming Your Way!

    In 2019, Callen-Lorde will embark on a renovation project at our West 18th Street flagship location to help us better serve our patients and support our growing staff for years to come. While the construction process will cause temporary inconvenience, the outcomes will bring benefits to all who Callen-Lorde serve. Some highlights of the renovation […]


  • July 12, 2018

    Coalition Led by Callen-Lorde Prompts State to Issue New Medicaid Guidance on Gender Affirming Insurance Coverage

    Last week, the New York State Department of Health quietly released new guidance for Medicaid Managed Care Plans informing coverage of treatment of gender dysphoria. The guidance comes as a welcome development when – despite existing regulations that went in to effect in 2015 – many transgender and gender non-binary (TGNB) patients are being denied […]


  • June 1, 2018

    Healthcare for Every BODY!

    Today marks the start of Pride season in New York, and we’re thrilled to announce our 2018 Pride theme: Healthcare for Every BODY. We believe that providing quality healthcare for queer, trans, non-binary, black and brown bodies – bodies with a disability, bodies of size, bodies affected by poverty, and bodies who have been marginalized […]


  • March 1, 2018

    Celebrating 20 Years on 18th Street

    20 years ago this March, Callen-Lorde moved from a small suite at 208 West 13th Street into our current headquarters, located at 356 West 18th St in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. It was a long road to have our own dedicated space, and an even longer one to where we are today – a […]


  • January 19, 2018

    Statement Regarding the Establishment of US Department of Health and Human Services Conscience and Religious Freedom Division in the Office of Civil Rights

    Statement from Wendy Stark, Executive Director, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center The guiding principle in medicine is to “do no harm” and removing protections for those seeking medically necessary care will indeed cause patients harm. As one of the largest providers of LGBTQ healthcare in the world, we know firsthand that LGBTQ folks overcome tremendous obstacles […]


  • November 27, 2017

    Standing on the Shoulders of our History

    As we forge into the future with our new visual identity in partnership Mother Design, we stand on the shoulders of our rich history and pay homage to our former logo, created by then Associate Executive Director Richard Haymes in 1998. Callen-Lorde’s grassroots heritage spanning nearly 50 years to the St. Mark’s Community Clinic and […]


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