Category: Press Releases

  • June 25, 2023

    NY Safe Haven for Transgender Youth and Families Act Signed into Law

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   The NY Safe Haven for Transgender Youth and Families Act Signed into Law   NEW YORK (June 25, 2023) — Today New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed The NY Safe Haven for Transgender Youth and Families Act into law. “The passage of this bill highlights New York’s progressive values and reiterates […]


  • June 9, 2023

    Welcoming Our New CEO!

    Message from Lanita Ward-Jones, Callen-Lorde Board Chair On behalf of Callen-Lorde’s Board of Directors, I am delighted to announce a significant milestone in our organization’s journey. After an extensive nationwide search, we are pleased to announce that we have appointed Patrick McGovern (he/him/his) as Callen-Lorde’s Chief Executive Officer. Patrick will be leading us into an […]


  • August 2, 2022

    Announcing a Leadership Transition

    Outgoing Executive Director Wendy Stark  to lead Planned Parenthood of Greater New York; Jonathan Santos-Ramos named Interim Executive Director of Callen-Lorde NEW YORK, NY – The Board of Directors at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center announced today that Executive Director Wendy Stark (she/her) has made the decision to resign from the organization to accept the position […]


  • July 13, 2022

    NYC Community-Based Organizations Calling for a More Equitable Distribution of Monkeypox Vaccine

    Community-based organizations are extremely concerned about the JYNNEOS™ (Monkeypox vaccine) inequitable distribution against the monkeypox outbreak. The epicenter of this virus outbreak is in New York City, with its residents who identify as gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. If our public health agencies at all levels of government fail to […]


  • 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 […]


  • 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 […]


  • January 4, 2019

    Celebrating Our History: 50 Years of LGBTQ Health

    In many ways, the history of Callen-Lorde mirrors the communities of those we serve: a story of grit, determination, and resilience. In 1969, just shy of 6 months after Stonewall,  two young doctors started the St. Mark’s Clinic (also known as ‘St. Mark’s Free Clinic’ and ‘St. Mark’s Community Clinic) at 44 St. Marks Place, […]


  • March 16, 2018

    Callen-Lorde Applauds Governor Cuomo’s Actions to End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic and Curb Hepatitis C

    March 16, 2018 Today Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that New York State would be the first state in the nation to create and implement a plan to eliminate hepatitis C, and demonstrated his commitment to fully implementing the Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic (ETE) Plan by expanding HIV rental assistance to Upstate NY and Long Island. “Callen-Lorde […]


  • September 12, 2017

    Callen-Lorde Named Leader in Healthcare Equality Index

    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 […]


  • July 24, 2017

    Asa Radix, MD Named Co-Chair of WPATH’s Standards of Care 8 Revision Committee

    We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Asa Radix, Senior Director of Research and Education, was named by the Board of Directors of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) as Co-Chair of the 8th Revision of its Standards of Care. WPATH promotes the highest standards of health care for individuals through the articulation […]


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