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Events for Transgender Awareness Week ~

Events for Transgender Awareness Week ~

The Spahr Center, the Marin County Office of Education and Dominican University invite you to a FREE film screening at 6 pm on Wednesday, November 14th and to a gender and identity workshop on Thursday, November 15th!  click the links below for more information....

Don’t be a Statistic!

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate for low- and middle-income LGBTQ people has dropped by an overwhelming 35%! More LGBTQ people have health insurance than ever before—and that means access to health care we need, from life-saving HIV drugs to...

An attack on One is an attack on All

He lived to help people — and died doing the same thing. A brave doctor who was fatally shot while rushing toward gunfire to save victims wounded during the Pittsburgh synagogue attack was a compassionate early pioneer of AIDS treatment. Dr. Jerry Rabinowitz, 66,...

Trans Rights are Human Rights

A new memo on gender from the Trump administration says the Department of Health and Human Services is seeking to legally define sex as biological under Title IX, which prevents gender-based discrimination. It states the government needs to define gender “on a...

Matthew Shepard to be Interred at Washington National Cathedral

Matthew Shepard, who was murdered at 21 years old in 1998 in an anti-gay hate crime, will be interred at Washington National Cathedral following a service of thanksgiving and remembrance on Friday, Oct. 26, at the request of the Shepard family. This Friday, Oct. 12,...

National Coming OUT Day

If you are LGBT or questioning and you are considering coming out to close friends or someone in your family, it’s good to make a plan. What kind of signals are you getting from your friend or family member? Do you have enough information to answer the types of...

Mental Illness Awareness Week

Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. However, mental illness affects everyone directly or indirectly through family, friends or coworkers. Despite mental illnesses’ reach and prevalence,...

Trump administration halts visas for same-sex partners of diplomats

he Trump administration on Monday began denying visas to same-sex domestic partners of foreign diplomats and United Nations employees, and requiring those already in the United States to get married by the end of the year or leave the country. The U.S. Mission to the...

October Events

The Spahr Center is participating in the following events in October Bi-national Health Fairs Binational Health Week (BHW) is a nationwide program to improve the health and well-being of the underserved Latino population, with federal, state and local government...

SF combats rise in HIV infections among homeless

“Fourteen percent of our new diagnoses are homeless and the national guidelines say that that proportion should be no greater than 5 percent as our goal,” Dr. Susan Buchbinder, director of the Health Department’s Bridge HIV, a branch of the department dedicated to HIV...