TransOhio is a nonprofit organization that provides resources, support, education, and health services for trans and gender-nonconforming people in Ohio. If you are interested in participating, you can learn more by visiting TransOhio's website. Through support from the Gay Community Endowment Fund, TransOhio has provided free legal clinics to assist trans and gender non-conforming people in filing petitions to change their names and gender markers on legal documents. This grant also allows Equitas Health to conduct targeted outreach programs in communities of color, which are disproportionately affected by the virus.
2 months later, still no answers for family of transgender man murdered in Akron
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At least, not until a trip to the emergency room seems inevitable. In , Jackson experienced severe and prolonged abdominal pain, but she avoided seeking medical attention. She says she was afraid that medical professionals might harass or assault her, or that pervasive transphobia might affect the quality of care she received. That fear is common among transgender people, and not without cause. Like Jackson, nearly a quarter of all transgender people avoid healthcare settings out of fear. A doctor told her that she had a stomach ulcer and would need to undergo emergency surgery. Throughout their interaction, the doctor and other emergency room staff intentionally and persistently misgendered Jackson.
See the sweet 'gender reveal' this mom threw for her teen
Patients will see a multidisciplinary team that includes gender-affirming medical providers as well as a social worker, nurse coordinator, mental health therapist and endocrinologist. The center will see patients age 7 and older. Crystal Cole. She said the center will give Akron area adolescents and teens a closer alternative for care.
In mid-June, Brian Powers was found dead from a gunshot wound on the sidewalk of a church near the University of Akron. Nearly every waking moment, Vivian Powers-Smith said she thinks back to the last time she saw her little brother the week before he died. Brian, who sometimes went by the name Egypt, confidently sported studded sunglasses and long, colorful braids.