Category Archives: LGBTQ Human Rights

Early Signal: Roll-back on protection for transgender children and youth in U.S. schools

The newly inaugurated U.S. President, during his campaign, made promises of continuing protections for LGBTQ people in the U.S. – promises that were viewed by skepticism by many advocates of human rights.  And indeed, the skepticism was affirmed this week … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks for Human Rights

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, many of us are griped by uncertainty and fear as our country is facing the most egregious attacks on human rights ever seen in this country, fueled by the election of … Continue reading

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Deep sorrow in the face of Orlando massacre

We join our many friends and colleagues in healthcare in expressing our utter grief and sorrow over the brutal shooting in the Orlando nightclub where hundreds of LGBTQ people were gathered. As President Obama notes in his remarks to the … Continue reading

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Sightings in Cuba

Earlier this month I spent a week in Cuba on a trip organized around the theme ‘Health Across Borders” sponsored by MEDICC (Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba).  The entire experience was wonderful and amazing on many different levels, among which was … Continue reading

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Trans Day of Remembrance

  November is a month of remembrance. November 20th is an important day in the transgender community. It is a day to remember members of the community who have been murdered in hate crimes. As an ally of the trans community, … Continue reading

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