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05/02/2014: Issues in LGBT Health & Wellness

LGBT communities are some of the most diverse groups around, but just like other communities, sooner or later we all have to take a look at our health. And just like other communities, LGBT groups have our own particular health concerns.  

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So how do the health needs of a gay/bi man differ from those of our lesbian/bi sisters and our trans- siblings?  Is anyone LGBT- friendly and culturally competent in my provider network?  What are the prevention screenings recommended for gay/bi men, and does my plan cover them? Does aging as a gay/bi man entail different health concerns than our heterosexual peers?  What research and advocacy could be done to address our health needs?     

Whether you’re just now learning how to “doc-shop” or have your specialist on speed-dial, join us this Friday May 2nd to chat about and share resources on the in’s and out’s of gay/bi men’s health as well as how we fit into the larger picture of LGBT health and wellness.

Your facilitator this week,

W. Taylor Monson

https://twitter.com/wtmonson


Gay District meets at The DC Center, located inside the Reeves DC government building. Attendees will need to enter the Reeves building via the “Exit” doors on 14th Street, facing McDonald’s. We encourage attendees to bring their photo ID to gain access inside the building. If you do not have or are unable to present a photo ID, please contact me ahead of time by email or The DC Center’s Executive Director David Mariner.

APR. 18: You’ve Got She-Mail

RuPaul has begun “Drag Race” by quipping, “You’ve got she-mail” since its inception. The show also has a contest called “Female or She-male,” asking contestants whether a cropped photo was of a cisgender woman or a former “Drag Race” contestant.

Trans people and trans activists said that the word and the segment were transphobic.

Logo issued an apology and said it would not use the word or carry the segment again.

But is this language police, or a sensitive move towards the trans community?

We will discuss these issues and more at Gay District at 2000 14th St., NW, Suite 105 — The DC Center in The Reeves Center. Afterwards we will head to a local establishment for dinner.

Please, if you have any issues getting in or finding us, call my cell at (617) 877-5484

Here are some links to the controversy:

http://gawker.com/heres-how-rupauls-drag-race-censored-itself-1563384141
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/14/rupauls-drag-race-transphobic-slur_n_5142855.html
http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2014/03/18/rupaul-stokes-anger-use-transphobic-slur
http://boingboing.net/2014/04/04/rupaul.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/our-lady-j/rupauls-drag-race_b_5148719.html

04/04/14: Spring time for GD and Washington!

It looks like old man winter has finally exited to let spring take center stage. And with this season comes boys baring more skin! To celebrate their arrival–the spring or skin, your pick–we’re going to celebrate by dishing about our favorite parts of the season and the boys we love.

Come ready to chat about why you enjoy spring time: Your favorite bar patios to happy hour with friends and work colleagues. Your favorite outdoor dates spots. Your favorite spring colors. Your favorite holidays. And, of course, your favorite boys of the season!

Join us at our normal time of 8:30 pm this Friday at the DC Center. As always, we will go out together afterward for drinks or dinner. See you Friday!

Your facilitator this week,
Jay

 

PS-Remember, Gay District meets at The DC Center, located inside the Reeves DC government building. Attendees will need to enter the Reeves building via the “Exit” doors on 14th Street, facing McDonald’s. We encourage attendees to bring their photo ID to gain access inside the building. If you do not have or are unable to present a photo ID, please contact me ahead of time by email or The DC Center’s Executive Director David Mariner.

PPS-And if you’re looking for some spring readings that will attract the boys, peruse these books on Buzzfeed.