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Transgender Day of Remembrance

11/20/2018 – A message from Bill Hardy: Please join me in setting aside time today to read the list of those lost to anti-trans violence this year. The list is sobering in both its length and the knowledge that it is incomplete. Helping trans people create the spaces, bodies, and communities that feel habitable, comfortable, and—we hope—safe, is part of our ongoing work. As I scroll down the seemingly endless list of those murdered because they are trans, I want to believe that they have somehow not died in vain. But it is difficult; there is no reason, other than dehumanizing acts of hate, for these brutally shortened lives.

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2018 Holiday Hours

Please note these upcoming changes from our regular service hours. Be sure to plan ahead to fill prescriptions, and make appointments with providers and case managers so your treatment will not be interrupted.

Pharmacy Holiday Hours
Thursday, November 22 – Closed
Friday, November 23 – Closed
Saturday, November 24 – Short North open regular hours (9AM-1PM)

Medical Centers Holiday Hours
Thursday, November 22 – Closed
Friday, November 23 – Closed 
Saturday, November 24 – Short North Closed

All Other Equitas Health Locations:
Thursday, November 22 – Closed
Friday, November 23 – Closed

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The Columbus Dispatch: New wellness center opens for transgender youth in Columbus

10/25/2018 – A new wellness center in Columbus is the first in the state specifically created for transgender youth. It offers free HIV testing and education as well as a safe place to socialize and grow. Mozaic staff discuss the services the new program offers and how their lives – and the lives of those close to them – would have been different if this kind of resource had existed when they needed it.

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Erasing Transphobia at the Ballot Box

10/23/2018 – In its latest attempt to roll back legal protections for members of the transgender community, the Trump administration plans to erase transgender people from existence by legally defining gender by genitalia at birth. Ironically, the Administration is twisting Title IX, the federal civil rights law that prevents gender-based discrimination, as the basis for this draconian policy change. Let’s speak in a unified voice this November by standing up against transphobia, against bigotry, and against hate.

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Equitas Health Employees Now Get Paid Time Off to Vote

10/17/2018 – In the last midterm election, nearly 60% of eligible voters didn’t cast a ballot—35% of those nonvoters named scheduling conflicts at work or school as the prime reason they didn’t vote. That’s why Equitas Health has joined a growing list of more than 200 companies nationwide who have given their staff paid time off to vote—either before or on Election Day.

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Transforming Care Conference 2018

10/6/2018 – The Equitas Health Institute will host its third annual Transforming Care Conference (TCC) at The Ohio State University – Fawcett Center October 18-19th. The conference will feature renowned experts in LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS health and bring together hundreds health and social service providers, community members, advocates, researchers, students, activists and community leaders.

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“The Gateway” Newsletter – October 2018

What does it mean to live in the Undetectable = Untransmittable era? Is Dr. Amy Seese accepting new patients in Dayton and what are the names of her pets? How do I register for the Transforming Care Conference? Can filling prescriptions really be an act of social responsibility? And what historic building is Masquerage about to transform? All your questions answered in the October issue of The Gateway newsletter.

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One Week Left To Register; Supreme Court Call to Action

10/2/2018 – There are many reasons we’re voting for our lives on November 9; one of them is our courts. The judges we elect will decide cases and set legal precedent that touch every area of the law and directly impact issues ranging from civil rights and marriage equality to access to healthcare. If you care about the integrity of our judicial system, make sure you register to vote by October 9, and call your Senator this week about the Supreme Court nominee.

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Columbus Dispatch: Clean needle initiative to add new limitations

9/26/2018 – Beginning in October, clients of Equitas Health’s Safe Point program will be limited to 10 clean syringes per program day — 80 or 90 per month— unless they turn in dirty syringes. Clients exchanging needles at the program’s Short North location will receive one clean syringe for every needle they turn in, up to a maximum of 280 per month. The change comes as part of a concession made by Equitas Health to receive funding from the city of Columbus and Franklin County.

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National Voter Registration Day!

Spread the message about the importance of getting registered to vote and casting your ballots this November with an #EquitasHealthVotes yard sign or by distributing voter info door hangers throughout your neighborhood. Request your #EquitasHealthVotes materials today!

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