The Hampton Roads and Richmond areas of Virginia are very fortunate to have Transgender health care clinics. The Transitioning Your Life Clinic in Norfolk and the Fan Free Clinic in Richmond have become the health care life source for many Transgender Virginians who cannot afford health care because they are non-insured, under insured or lack any funds for health care. Much like Lyon-Martin in San Francisco and Callen-Lorde in New York City, the two Virginia clinics provide free health care to the Transgender community including hormone replacement therapy with informed consent by the client.
Hampton Roads' Transitioning Your Life Clinic - TLC is unlike the others mentioned in that it is a service provided to the Transgender community by an AIDS Service Organization - ASO. ACCESS AIDS Care ensures TLC is funded and remains operational even in these difficult financial times.
ACCESS AIDS Care has a long and proven record of financial integrity thanks to a pro active Board of Directors and staff.
This writer has great hopes that the Lyon-Martin clinic will be able to collect enough money (for links to donate, please see article) to keep their doors open. At the same time, I would hope they are implementing ways to make this wonderful facility financially stable. Our Trans brothers and sisters in the Bay Area cannot afford to lose this vital resource. In fact, there is a tremendous need for many more Transgender focused health clinics throughout the United States.
Transgender community faces potential loss of clinic
Last month on Crosscurrents, we reported on the discrimination transgender people face in the healthcare system. Nearly 6,500 transgender and gender non-conforming people responded to a study conducted by the National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and the results were alarming.Original article
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Posted by De Sube at 3/24/2011 11:19:00 AM