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Nov 08

RHAP Speaks Out Against the Trump Gender Memo

The mission of the Reproductive Health Access Project (RHAP) is to expand and protect access to reproductive health care for everyone – this includes people of all gender identities and expressions. For us, expanding and protecting access means ensuring clinicians have the training and resources to best serve the reproductive health needs of their entire community. This means…

Jun 22

Pride Month: Carmen Vazquez

I imagine a world where all children will have the knowledge and access to technology and sexual health that our scientific community is capable of providing right now. I imagine a world without AIDS. I imagine a world where health care, social security and other benefits are not tied to marriage. I imagine a world…

Jun 19

Happy Pride Month!

The early hours of June 28, 1969, became a turning point for the LGBT community in the streets of New York City’s West Village. What initially began as a raid by the NYPD of the infamous mafia-run bar, Stonewall Inn, became a series of violent protests that lasted for six days. It quickly turned into…

Jun 08

Pride Month: Marsha P. Johnson

 The Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street in New York City, is the first LGBT National Historic Landmark in American history, however the battle for LGBT rights in that part of town has gone on for much longer. In 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, arrested patrons who were known to be LGBT on questionable charges…

Jun 05

New Patient Ed Materials!

We are excited to announce that our brand-new fact sheet, “Birth Control Across the Gender Spectrum,” is now available on our website and in our store. This patient education tool covers a comprehensive list of birth control options for folks of varied gender experiences, particularly for people taking gender-affirming hormones like testosterone. This is the…

Oct 13

Hispanic Heritage Month: Sylvia Rivera

Sylvia Rivera was an Afro-Puerto Rican and Venezuelan pioneer of the modern-day LGBT movement. Along with longtime friend and mentor Marsha P. Johnson, Rivera was one of the individuals leading the charge the night the Stonewall Riots began on June 28, 1969 (though her presence on the first night is still heavily disputed, her contributions…

May 12

AAPI Heritage Month: Miriam Yeung

Miriam Yeung is the former executive director of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF), a grassroots organization dedicated to empowering Asian and Pacific American women and girls through organizing, education and advocacy. Prior to NAPAWF, Yeung spent ten years at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center in New York City in numerous…

Mar 31

Transgender Day of Visibility

Our final day of #WomensHistoryMonth coincides with Transgender Day of Visibility. We want to shed light to the importance that trans activist Miss Major has contributed to LGBT rights and her work with the transgender community. Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, best known as Miss Major is a formerly incarcerated, black trans woman and pioneering activist in…