You’ve reached the activism portion of today’s show. Now that you’re informed and angry, here’s what you can do about it. Today’s activism: Support MyTransHealth.
They’ve already been successful -- with a start in NYC and Miami, and a launch in San Francisco when they hit their first fundraising goal. Next up: Chicago and Philadelphia with no plans to stop.
Trans people in this country face four times the national average for HIV inception; half of trans patients educate their own doctors about their care needs; one in for trans people has delayed care due to fear of or experienced discrimination; and 19% were flat out denied care.
If you’re able, support the effort to bring quality healthcare to the more than 750,000 people who need it. You can also follow and amplify the #TransHealthFail thread where real people are telling stories that will shock and move you.
FOLLOW and amplify: #TransHealthFail
Hear the segment in context:
Episode #945 "Violence and injustice (Trans Rights)"
Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich