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PleasePrEPMe.org seeks to expand access to PrEP within California

  HIVE (hiveonline.org) and Project Inform (projectinform.org) are pleased to announce the hiring of three key positions for supporting PrEP services within California and nationally through expanded navigation services at PleasePrEPMe.org (PPM). The launch date of these free new services is being planned for early April. “HIVE launched PleasePrEPMe.org in 2015 to provide consumers a(…)

Is Gender Affirmative Treatment Effective for Coexisting Gender Dysphoria and Psychosis?

A new study demonstrates that gender dysphoria in individuals with coexisting psychotic disorders can be adequately diagnosed and safely treated with gender affirming psychological, endocrine, and surgical therapies. The study is published in LGBT Health, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free on the LGBT Health Web site(…)

Age Out Loud, Age Outside at Spring Lake Celebrates Older Americans Month

 Older adults and their families are invited to register for a day of free activities at Spring Lake Regional Park and Spring Lake Village on Thursday, May 18, 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Hosted by the Aging Together Sonoma County community initiative, Age Out Loud, Age Outside celebrates both the vitality of local seniors during Older Americans(…)

Spending Skyrockets for Gay Weddings

Spending on same-sex weddings has skyrocketed since it became legal in the United States with the Supreme Court ruling in June, 2015. It’s up 85 percent among LGBT men and 56 percent among LGBT women according to the Knot LGBT Weddings Study which surveyed 979 LGBT respondents in the U.S. who were married or engaged(…)

America’s 2017 ‘Best-of-the-Best’ Corporations for Inclusion Named by NGLCC

   The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, in collaboration with its partners in the National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC), has named the second annual Best-of-the-Best list of corporations in America committed to diversity and inclusion across all communities. “The Best-of-the-Best designation is the top corporate(…)

Gender Therapist Resource List – Sonoma County

Local Psychotherapists Who Work with Transgender People/Issues A gender therapist resource list for those in Sonoma County. All vetted and approved by The Queer Life radio show. 1. Frances Fuchs, PhD Address: Santa Rosa, Downtown Phone: 707-544-7959 Website: http://www.francesfuchsphd.com Gender issues, grief/loss, recovery, relationships, anxiety, life transitions, Client-centered therapy, Expressive arts therapy, clinical hypnosis, individuals and couples.(…)

LGBTQI Elder Information and Assistance Program Launches

The second year of local programs to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) seniors has started, including the launch of the LGBTQI Elder Information & Assistance Program to increase elders’ access to social services for the healthy aging. (LGBTQI = lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer, and intersex.) “We have partnered with Sebastopol Area(…)