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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(…)

Report: Hate Crime Laws Have Resulted in Few Convictions for Anti-trans Violence

A 2009 hate crimes law meant to make federal prosecutions easier has resulted in relatively few convictions nationwide. An Associated Press analysis using data gathered by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University show that 47 people nationwide have been prosecuted using the law, with 37 convictions. Another 300 people were referred for prosecution,(…)

Study: LGBTQ+ Individuals at High Risk to be Victims of Violence

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are at high risk for being victims of physical and sexual assault, harassment, bullying, and hate crimes, according to a new study by RTI International. In a newly published report, funded by RTI, RTI researchers analyzed 20 years’ worth of published studies on violence and the LGBTQ+ community, which(…)

Public Health Experts Affirm Virally Suppressed People Living With HIV Do Not Transmit the Virus

Today, NASTAD (National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors), a leading non-partisan non-profit association that represents public health officials who administer HIV and hepatitis programs in the U.S. and around the world, published a new statement affirming that durably virally suppressed people living with HIV on antiretroviral therapy (ART) do not sexually transmit the virus.(…)

ATIXA Reissues Position Statement on Title IX, Gender Equity, and Gender Expression

Recent developments have prompted Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) to revise and reissue its position statement on the protections of transgender and transitioning people under Title IX. The arguments for inclusion remain largely unchanged, however the history of the issue has been edited to reflect changes in the current political winds. This ATIXA position statement(…)