Category: Events

  • August 4, 2022

    Meet the 2022 Community Health Award Honorees

    Meet the 2022 Community Health Award honorees! The Community Health Awards is Callen-Lorde’s annual gala held in support of our mission. This year’s theme is Deeply Rooted, Holding Strong, and it is in that spirit that we will honor the leaders, trailblazers, and visionaries in LGBTQ+ health and wellness whose shoulders we stand on, while […]


  • July 12, 2022

    Monkeypox (MPV) Panel: Thursday, July 14

    Thank you to all our panelists and attendees for joining this important discussion. A recording of the event is available below and in full on YouTube. We are working on compiling an FAQ with questions submitted before and during the event – check back for updates!


  • February 1, 2022

    Black History Month

    In honor of Black History Month, we are shining a light on Black LGBTQIA+ healthcare advocates, change makers, and community leaders – past and present. The LGBTQ+ rights movement would not exist without the work of Black activists who have led an unrelenting fight to break down barriers in health care and all systems that […]


  • 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 […]


  • September 7, 2018

    Transcendence 2018: Meet the Honorees

    Each year, as the seasons change from summer to fall, we prepare for Transcendence – our annual celebration for trans and non-binary community members and friends in support of our pioneering Transgender Health Program. This year we’re thrilled to honor two boundary-breaking leaders: Deja Smith and Jacob Tobia, two artists who are changing the world […]


  • August 13, 2018

    National Health Center Week 2018

    Each year in August, we celebrate “National Health Center Week”- a week to recognize and celebrate the contributions of Community Health Centers to the health and wellness of our nation.This year’s theme is “Celebrating America’s Health Centers: Our Healthcare Heroes!” Community Health Centers like Callen-Lorde (also known as Federally Qualified Health Centers or FQHCs) serve […]


  • 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 20, 2018

    Meet Lydia Polgreen: Spring Fever 2018 Honoree!

    Meet Lydia Polgreen.   Lydia is Editor-in-Chief of HuffPost. She was named to that post in December 2016 after spending nearly 15 years at the New York Times, where she led an initiative to expand its audience outside the United States, with an initial focus on Latin America. Previously, Lydia was Deputy International Editor, the […]


  • August 28, 2017

    Transcendence 2017 – Meet the Honorees!

    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 […]


  • August 14, 2017

    National Health Center Week 2017

    Each year during the third week in August, Community Health Centers (CHC’s) across the country commemorate National Health Center Week and celebrate the important role they play in America’s healthcare landscape. Community Health Centers or CHC’s, like Callen-Lorde, are comprehensive and cost effective primary health care options for some of the country’s most underserved communities. […]


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