In celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride month, LAHMS is proud to offer this resource created by first-year Harvard medical student Casey Orozco-Poore for the Racial Justice Coalition's "Essentials" series. In this presentation, you will find more information on the health and identity of transgender people, which features basic definitions, cultural context, health disparities and clinical recommendations for health care workers. Casey is a leader of the LAHMS student group and proud to offer this free resource created for students, physicians and educators to utilize in their efforts in creating safe clinical spaces for all patients.
Though President Donald Trump tweeted his solidarity with LGBT Americans as PRIDE month began, his actions speak louder than words. His administration’s new policy on transgender military service deals a cruel blow to transgender service members who want to serve their country openly and proudly. The policy, which took effect last month, forbids military service by anyone who “requires gender transition” — forcing transgender troops to hide and deny who they are or face discharge.
A lovely range of events happening around the HMS community in honor of Pride Month. These events are a great way to connect with the community at your hospital and to learn more about LGBTQ health equity. If you are looking for a book to understand the history of the movement we are a part of, I highly recommend: Before AIDS: Gay Health Politics in the 1970s and for a movie you can stream, I highly recommend: Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria. Pride lasts all year for me, so just let me know how I can be of service to you!