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.
AMPLIFY and donate to the KICKSTARTER to bring My Trans Health to as many cities as possible.
FOLLOW and amplify: #TransHealthFail
"6 ways the health care system fails transgender patients” via Mashable
"Trans People Are Speaking Out About Their Horrible Experiences With Health Care” via .Mic
"It's hard being trans. It's even harder when you can't find a doctor. A new site hopes to fix that.” via Upworthy
Hear the segment in context:
Episode #945 "Violence and injustice (Trans Rights)"
Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich
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