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Lame Duck Session Update: Your Calls Are Working … Keep Them Coming!

12/7/2018 – Your calls are working! The Ohio Senate declined to vote on the Pastor “Protection” Act and the six-week abortion ban this week. If we keep up the pressure we can keep those votes at bay until the end of the Lame Duck session is over. Call your Senator again this weekend and let them know you are opposed to these dangerous bills.

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Equitas Health To Launch Statewide HIV Awareness Campaign On December 1

11/27/2018 – Equitas Health is commemorating the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day by launching the HIV awareness campaign Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U). Using this as an opportunity to both continue the fight against HIV while also supporting those living with HIV, Equitas Health is one of 780+ health organizations worldwide to sign a scientific consensus stating that there is no risk of sexual transmission of HIV from a person living with HIV who has an undetectable viral load.

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Lame Duck Session Update and Action Alert: Call Your Ohio Senators this Weekend!

11/30/2018 – Advocacy Manager Katy Shanahan has a quick update for you on the Ohio Senate’s Lame Duck session. Call your Senators today and ask them to vote NO on the Pastor “Protection” Act and the Six Week Abortion Ban and Stand Your Ground Bills. Ask them to vote YES on the Patient Drug Price Disclosure Bill. Radical bills become laws during Lame Duck sessions because legislators are counting on us voters not to pay attention. Help us prove them wrong—call your Senators today!

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World AIDS Day 2018: What It Will Take to End the HIV Epidemic

11/30/2018 – A message from President & CEO Bill Hardy: December 1, World AIDS Day, is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. This World AIDS Day, I’m excited to make two announcements about Equitas Health’s commitment to the fight against HIV.

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Hearing for Pastor Protection Act Thursday, November 29: Call your state Senator today!

11/26/2018 – The Ohio Senate is moving quickly on the Pastor Protection Act and we need your help to stop it. As a reminder, HB 36 would allow ministers to refuse to preside over marriages that are contrary to their religious beliefs and would allow “religious societies” to refuse to host such marriages on their property. The bill would codify discrimination in Ohio law by allowing undefined “religious societies” to deny public accommodations to people, like LGBTQ Ohioans, under the guise of religious freedom.

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Lame Duck Update

While you’re busy preparing your turkey dinners, Ohio’s lawmakers are busy curtailing the rights of Ohioans during the legislature’s lame duck session. Here’s an update on bills that are in play and talking points for calling your legislators. Please act now to prevent the passage of Stand Your Ground, Six-Week Abortion Ban, and Pastor Protection Act. Also, mark your calendar for a State House event on Wednesday, NOV 28 to rally support for continuing Medicaid expansion.

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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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December 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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