Category: News

  • October 29, 2020

    Take Action to Reverse the Medicaid Pharmacy Carve Out!

    Callen-Lorde is helping to lead a growing coalition of organizations and clinics that are all working to reverse the Medicaid Pharmacy Carve Out. Please take a look at our new website – Save NY’s Safety Net – and click here to take action today!  We have to keep up the pressure on Governor Cuomo, DOH and […]


  • 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 […]


  • 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 […]


  • August 1, 2018

    Three state public health and policy announcements could be critical for LGBTQ communities in New York State

    Callen-Lorde is optimistic as Governor Cuomo shores up healthcare access structures that are vitally important to LGBTQ communities in New York State. In recent weeks, the Governor has proposed additional and enhanced regulatory protections for transgender New Yorkers in anticipation of a potential roll back of the Affordable Care Act’s key non-discrimination provision, Section 1557. […]


  • 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 […]


  • 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 […]


  • 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 […]


  • October 6, 2017

    Administration Announces New Rules Targeting 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 […]


  • September 12, 2017

    Rest in Peace, Edie

    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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