Published on June 21st, 2012 | by Wild Gender0
HIV/AIDS Awareness Month: Resources for Trans Poz Folk Of Color
Many transgender individuals are denied health care services or avoid medical care; Black Transmen Inc seeks to partner with health care professionals to improve the quality of health care and address the health care stigma and disparities faced for the transgender community.
DALLAS, TEXAS – In honor of HIV/AIDS Awareness Month, Black Transmen Inc. is providing workshops and extending their resources and services to hospitals, clinics, health care professionals and social service providers in an effort to decrease differential health care treatment in the transgender community throughout the month of July.
The National Healthcare Disparities Report identifies transgender individuals as the most vulnerable of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Despite higher rates of HIV/AIDS, many in the transgender community are denied health care services or avoid proactive medical care due to stigma and discrimination experienced within the health care industry. The National Transgender Discrimination Survey Report on Health and Healthcare highlights harassment and assault in medical settings, refusal of care, and patients educating their own doctors on transgender health practices. Black Transmen Inc asks that your general practice, OB/GYN office, AIDS clinic, STD testing center, Health Department, Emergency staff, or on Campus nursing centers take a stand for equality. Address healthcare disparities within the transgender community by making your practice transgender inclusive. Partner with us. BTMI seeks to promote more transgender inclusive practices by providing free transgender health & HIV/AIDS awareness flyers and brochures and comprehensive trainings and workshops for individuals, employers, educators and staff.
Black Transmen Inc. focuses its efforts on social responsibility, social change and developing leaders who will “Become the change they want to see in the world.” Through professional services, retreats, mentoring, trainings and advocacy for the community, the non-profit hopes to empower transmen, transwomen, and transgender youth in the transgender community. The organization seeks to build Health & HIV/AIDS awareness and understanding about transgender issues within our global society. This HIV/AIDS awareness month, help the transgender community move closer to increased prevention and treatment.
To receive healthcare services through Black Transmen Inc. contact Antywan Smith, Director of Programs, Black Transmen, Inc.
Blacktransmen.org, 1(855)BLK-TMEN, 3530 Forest Lane, Suite 290, Dallas, TX 75234