There are many ways to make sure your organization is a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community. Consider hanging an Everyone Welcome Here rainbow sign or banner at your front desk or in your office. Just Google “Everyone Welcome Here” for a flood of colorful and creative ways to promote this message! Join the Miami-Dade HIV/AIDS Partnership’s Integrated Plan Evaluation Workgroup to find out how we’re addressing specific needs for people with HIV in the LGBTQ+ community – and how you can help!
- Shape an Inclusive Miami Urban Health Partnerships City of Miami LGBTQIA+ Community Survey – The City of Miami is working to become a place where LGBTQIA+ people can live, work, and thrive. The purpose of this survey is to understand the perspectives and needs of the City’s LGBTQIA+ residents. The results from this survey will be used to inform the City’s LGBTQIA+ Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) Accelerator Plan. Click here to take the survey*
- A Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Pride Month, 2023 | The White House* In June 1969, a courageous group of Americans rose up to protest the violence and marginalization they faced in what became known as the Stonewall Uprising. Police had raided the Stonewall Inn — a gay bar located in New York City — and for the next six days they clashed with LGBTQI+ protestors, who bravely stood their ground. Their courage sparked a civil rights movement for the liberation of the LGBTQI+ community and changed our Nation forever. . .
- What’s the State of LGBTQ Health in 2023?* National Coalition for LGBTQ Health Survey. June 16, 2023 deadline! We encourage all providers who work primarily with LGBTQ clients/patients to take the survey. If you provide HIV care in addition to LGBTQ care, you will be automatically connected to our State of HIV Care™ National Survey, which we are conducting simultaneously. This will minimally impact the total length of your survey, as you will not have to repeat any questions! All individual responses are kept confidential and data will be reported in aggregate. Thank you for your commitment to improving LGBTQ care.
- The PRIDE Study. Your Story. Your Health* The PRIDE Study is supported by the community engagement efforts of PRIDEnet, a national network of individuals and organizations that engage LGBTQ+ people in health research. The main question we want to answer is: how does being LGBTQ+ influence physical, mental, or social health?
- Get Healthy and Ready for Summer 2023* (CDC.gov) The warmer months are full of events that celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. Preparing for this season is a great opportunity to make sure that you stay healthy before, during, and after these celebrations: Know Before You Go; Stay Up to Date on Your Sexual Health Care; Stay Up to Date on COVID-19; Stop Overdose.
- The Importance of Trans Visibility* (nmac.org blogpost) Each year on March 31, the world observes Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) to raise awareness about transgender people. It is a day to celebrate the lives and contributions of trans people, while also drawing attention to the poverty, discrimination, and violence the community faces.
- NIAID comprehensive transgender training curriculum* developed by a group of transgender, gender nonbinary, and cisgender researchers and subject matter experts. The modules include:
- An Introduction to Transgender Communities
- Creating a Gender-Affirming HIV Research Environment
- HIV in Transgender Communities
- Trauma-Informed Care for Transgender Participants in HIV Research
- Clinical Considerations for Transgender Participants in HIV Research
- The U.S. Trans Survey (USTS)* Message from firstname.lastname@example.org: We did it! As of 12/5, the U.S. Trans Survey has now closed, and the results have been truly historic. With the tens of thousands of you in our vibrant trans community have taken the survey, we have made this dataset the largest dataset of trans people in U.S. history! Right now, our team of researchers is examining the data, and we plan to have reports that inform our community by the end of 2023.
- #NHASeverywhere: Activate and Elevate – Transgender Justice Initiative* (HIV.gov, December 12, 2022) The HRC Foundation’s Transgender Justice Initiative (TJI) addresses the urgent needs of the trans community. Through leading community engagement efforts, capacity-building initiatives, economic empowerment programs, and public safety education campaigns, TJI works to combat the discrimination faced by trans people, while addressing the root causes of the physical danger and transphobia faced by the members of the trans community. The four key pillars of TJI are public safety, capacity building, strategic communications, and economic empowerment. Capacity building is at the core of two fellowship programs offered by the HRC Foundation—Activate and Elevate—as both are designed to help advance the leadership skills of Black, Hispanic, and Latino/Latina trans people.
- Equality Florida – Florida Transgender Resource Guide Featuring South Florida Resources:
- Mental Health Therapists
- Primary Care Providers
- Education/Community Support
- Gender Expression
- Legal, Insurance, Support Centers & Social Groups, Surgery, & Vocal Coaching
- 2022 US Trans Survey Resources
- Suicide & Crisis Lifeline* (Formerly The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline); Call or text 988, or call 1 (800) 273-TALK (8255). For TTY users: Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 988.
- Trans Lifeline Hotline* (Peer Support Phone Service Run By Trans People For Trans And Questioning Peers); Call (877) 565-8860;
- Sage LGBTQ+ Elder Hotline* (Connects LGBTQ+ Older People Who Want To Talk With Friendly Responders Who Are Ready To Listen); Call (877) 360-LGBT (5428)
- National Sexual Assault Hotline*; Call (800) 656-HOPE (4673)
- The Trevor Project* (Provides 24/7 Crisis Support Services To LGBTQ Young People); Call (866) 488-7386 or text 678678
- Veterans Crisis Line* (For Veterans, Military Personnel, And Their Families); Call 988 and Press 1, or text 838255
- CDC Awards Funding for Transgender Status-Neutral Community-to-Clinic Models to End the HIV Epidemic* (HIV.gov – July 13, 2022) At the end of June, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded a total of $2 million in first-year funding to four organizations to develop models for community-to-clinic, status-neutral HIV prevention and care services for transgender persons. Click here* to read the complete HIV.gov blog post. The four funding recipients are:
- St. John’s Community Health in Los Angeles, CA
- Care Resource Community Health Center in Miami, FL
- Callen-Lorde Community Health Center in New York, NY
- Whitman-Walker Health in Washington, DC
- Fenway Health* advocates for and delivers innovative, equitable, accessible health care, supportive services, and transformative research and education. We center LGBTQIA+ people, BIPOC individuals, and other underserved communities to enable our local, national, and global neighbors to flourish. #TransYouthMatter*
- Dear Colleague Letter: Gender-Affirming Care in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program* (hab.hrs.gov) Transgender people with HIV are a priority for HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB). While viral suppression rates among transgender clients receiving medical care in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) are higher than the national non-RHWAP average, we understand that the transgender community faces unique barriers in HIV care. . .
- Positive Action for Latinx Men Responding to the urgency of the epidemic and direct community requests, ViiV Healthcare launched a series of seed grants in 2018 to provide support to the community. Positive Action for Latinx Men is a community-giving initiative that supports Latinx gay, bisexual, queer and trans men.
- White House.gov A Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month, 2021
- Report on HIV Infection, Risk, Prevention, and Testing Behaviors Among Transgender Women A new CDC report found that four in 10 transgender women surveyed in seven major U.S. cities have HIV. The report is one of the most comprehensive surveys of transgender women in the United States to date.
- Legal Assistance for the Transgender Community at Legal Services of Greater Miami*
- Contact www.legalservicesmiami.org* or (305) 576-0080.
- Housing Discrimination: If you live in Miami-Dade County and are being discriminated against by a landlord because you are transgender, you may qualify for free legal assistance.
- Legal Name Change: If you are a transgender individual living in Miami-Dade County and need a legal name change, you may qualify for free legal assistance.
- Project Access Foundation, Inc.* A nonprofit Community Health Center delivering Primary Care and Comprehensive HIV Prevention services at four (4) locations throughout Miami-Dade. Ryan White, private/commercial health plans are accepted, sliding fee scale is available. LGBTQ Friendly and a Transgender Safe Space! Email Angel Camacho for more information.
- Additional Resources
- Healthy People 2030: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health*
- CDC Report on HIV Partner Service Delivery Among Transgender Women (January 2020)*
- Trans in the South: A Guide to Resources and Services (2019)*
- CDC: HIV Prevention and Care for the Transgender Population (April 2020)*
- Healthcare.gov: Transgender Health Care* HealthCare.gov offers specific guidance for transgender people when: Applying for Marketplace coverage; seeking sex-specific preventive services; and identifying plans with transgender exclusions.
- National Coalition LGBT Health Website*
- HRSA’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program – Transgender: Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Clients (January 2020)
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