The Equitas Health Institute is honoring LGBTQ+ Health Awareness Week (3/28-4/1) and International Transgender Day of Visibility (3/31) with a two part day of events on March 30th.
With Kaleidoscope Youth Center, the Equitas Health Institute will sponsor a free screening of The Most Dangerous Year for International Transgender Visibility Day at 11:30am on March 30th. The Most Dangerous Year tells the story of a group of Washington State families with transgender kids as they join the fight against the wave of discriminatory anti-transgender legislation sweeping through the nation and into their home state in 2016 (and beyond).
International Transgender Visibility Day: The Most Dangerous Year Screening
WHEN: MAR 30 | 11:30 AM
WHERE: Studio 35 | 3055 Indianola Ave, Columbus, OH 43202
Later that evening, Equitas Health Institute will host a free Nia & Ness Performance and Q&A in honor of LGTBQ+ Health Awareness Week on March 30th. Nia & Ness are a black, lesbian, dancer/poet performance art duo based in Brooklyn, NY. They have performed at multiple venues nationwide, sharing their work that aims at a deeper understanding of their co-reality through intense investigation of their individual identities.
LGTBQ Health Awareness Week: Nia & Ness Performance
WHEN: MAR 30 | 4PM | FREE
WHERE: Dance Tonight Columbus | 155 N 5th St, Columbus, OH 43215
For more information visit, http://www.equitashealthinstitute.com/
ABOUT THE EQUITAS HEALTH INSTITUTE:
The Equitas Health Institute serves as the education, research and community engagement arm of Equitas Health; focused on reducing health disparities in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) community. The Institute delivers exceptional LGBTQ+ culturally competent healthcare education and training, engages with LGBTQ+ patients, work with community-based organizations and supports LGBTQ+ health research efforts in the region.
ABOUT EQUITAS HEALTH:
Established in 1984, Equitas Health (formerly AIDS Resource Center Ohio), is a regional not-for-profit community-based healthcare system and federally qualified community health center look-alike. Its expanded mission has made it one of the nation’s largest HIV/AIDS, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) healthcare organizations. With 17 offices in 11 cities, it serves more than 67,000 individuals in Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia each year through its diverse healthcare and social service delivery system focused around: primary and specialized medical care, community pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, HIV/STI prevention, advocacy, and community health initiatives. In 2019, the Buckeye Regional Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO) became a part of Equitas Health.
The Equitas Health Pharmacy & Prizm magazine operate as social enterprises for Equitas Health; 100% of profits are reinvested back into the organization’s programs and services.