Monday, April 10, 2017

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

Amazing news! I'm insanely honored to be invited to be on the host committee for Callen-Lorde's upcoming Spring Fever event. This important event is held in support of Callen-Lorde’s affirming and inclusive women’s health program and it honors influential women who have positively impacted LGBTQ communities in New York and beyond. 

This a cause that is near and dear to my heart. Callen-Lorde Community Health Center provides healthcare to LGBTQ people regardless of ability to pay. In world today, the importance of this work cannot be over-estimated.

The health-care system in this country is expensive, often prohibitively so for many vulnerable groups like LGBTQ people, especially young people. It can also be a confusing and frustrating bureaucratic labyrinth. Callen-Lorde is there to help these and other groups that have been marginalized by society.

When I was young, confused about how to even find information on starting transition, Callen-Lorde was there for me. Their staff was so insanely friendly, helpful and caring. And I was lucky because I had a job, I had health insurance and I had the ability to pay. There are so many people out there who are unable to find a job, with nowhere to live, perhaps kicked to the streets by family and with no way to get the healthcare they need. Callen-Lorde is there for those people. It is so important. They save lives every single day.

I'd like to ask my readers (and I don't often ask much of you) a favor. If you are able to, please try and a take a moment to put a little bright positivity in the world. If you have the financial means to do so, please give a little to support this important work. Click here to donate. And if you want to come celebrate Callen-Lorde with me, you can pick up tickets to Spring Fever 2017 here.

I'm not going to turn this blog into a 24/7 plea for money, but this is a worth cause. Callen-Lorde Community Health Center is such an important resource for the LGBT community in the North East and beyond. I don't even know where I would be without them.

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