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Our Traditional Chinese Medicine offerings have expanded! Welcome Elokin Orton-Cheung, LAc to our team at Lyon-Martin 💕✨🌱

Elokin is a community herbalist, acupuncturist, activist & self-proclaimed big garden nerd 📚🌿 Their work as a practitioner is founded in a commitment to providing healthcare within a social justice framework. Elokin believes we all have the right to affordable, accessible, affirming and high quality healthcare. They organize with the Community Care Herbal Response Project in collaboration with the Healing Clinic Collective and Ancestral Apothecary School where they have been a teacher. Elokin believes that by connecting with the healing nature of herbal medicine and acupuncture we can begin to make the changes we want to see in ourselves, the communities we’re connected to, and the world we are part of ❤️

We are so pleased Elokin has joined us at Lyon-Martin and are excited to be able to offer integrative medicine to our communities! ✨✨✨

Give us a ring to book! ☎️ 415-565-7667
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*UPDATE: 7/21 in person Town Hall is cancelled due to covid exposure*

In partnership with the San Francisco Transgender Cultural District @transgenderdistrict Lyon-Martin will be administering the *NEW* first of its kind, Guaranteed Income Program for Trans People! Thank you @transcitysf @sfmohcd & the SF Treasury for helping to make this a reality!

For the first 2 years, we will be providing 55 low income Trans people living in SF with $1200/month no strings attached 💰 prioritizing BIPOC, sex workers, immigrants, people living with chronic illnesses, and people who were formerly incarcerated. All enrollees will have access to wrap around health and supportive services provided at Lyon-Martin 🩺

Attend our Town Halls to learn more and to provide feedback on our program structure💕

August 10 3pm-5pm Online (bit.ly/3P5vgv3
August 17 6-8pm @ Counterpulse

If you would like to attend and need ASL interpretation please DM us so we can reach out to our contacts 🙂
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❤️We are honored and humbled to announce that Lyon-Martin will be hosting and displaying a powerful panel of the AIDS quilt for the next year❤️
Translatina activist and longtime AIDS survivor, Felicia “Flames” Elizondo, made this quilt to memorialize her trans family who passed from AIDS over the years. Felicia was a foremother and community elder, who “held the torch for all who fought in the 1966 Compton Cafeteria Riots.” She passed just last year at the age of 74.

Image description: Pink quilt covered in red felt hearts, roses, pictures, and a teddy bear displaying the title “Tenderloin Girls” Sylvia Coleman, Pat Gonzalez, Tracey, Rachel Sena, Karin Crystal Simms, Gerry Parker, Angel, Linda Reyes, Terry Duran (you’re my best friend) and the names Magda Apodaca 4/11/62-11/2/94, Monica Cuervas 11/26/61-12/17/93, Shannon 11/23/51-4/4/95. There is also a heart with the name Elena Montez, the name Felicia used to go by covered with a silver heart that says “remove only if panel maker died of AIDS”.
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🚨ITS TRANS MARCH TIME BAY AREA🚨🗣🧱

Join us at the Trans March Resource Fair!! We’ll be tabling!

Friday, June 24 1pm-6pm
Dolores Park

✨Narcan
✨Needles and Syringes (for drugs or hormones)
✨Fentanyl Test Strips
✨Harm Reduction Kits
✨Safer Sex Supplies
✨Water
✨Snacks
✨Sunscreen
✨Socks
✨T-Shirts
✨Masks
✨COVID Testing or Vaccination
✨Schedule an Appointment
✨Ask Experts Questions about Gender Affirming Care
✨Play a Game to Win a PRIZE
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🌈JUNE DATES🌈
Come get your hair and make up done for PRIDE

Monday 6/13 1:30-4:30 with Lola & Makala
Thursday 6/23 1:30-4:30 with H

First come first serve, here at Lyon-Martin: 1735 Mission St, SF!
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Meet Lyon-Martin’s new PHYSICAL THERAPIST, AJ Pluss, DPT 😍😌

AJ (they/them, she/her) is a physical therapist specializing in chronic pain, general outpatient orthopedics, and pelvic floor rehabilitation.

AJ came to PT through health justice organizing and is really excited to join the team at Lyon Martin to work with other trans, gnc, nb and queer folks and to work in a politicized environment. Her political work has spanned racial justice, health and healing justice, prison industrial complex abolition, and indigenous solidarity work, as well as educating physical therapy students on social justice issues within PT and health care. Important frameworks of her practice include disability justice, anti-fatphobia, and integration of up to date pain science. They are Zapa (their parent name) to a wonderful and wild toddler and also love to cook, garden, and be out in nature. 

We are beyond thrilled that AJ has joined our team, as gender affirming physical therapists are extremely difficult to find! AJ will be a key member of our interdisciplinary chronic pain management and substance use disorder treatment teams and will be able to support our patients who have chronic pain due to vaginoplasty complications, sexual trauma and atrophy due to long term testosterone use and menopause 🔑
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Lyon-Martin is and will continue to be a PROUD, GENDER AFFIRMING ABORTION PROVIDER (no matter what SCOTUS decides). 🩺⚖️

Abortion is life saving healthcare. Bodily autonomy and self-determination is central to all the care we provide and no SCOTUS decision will change that.
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🚨SPRING HAS SPRUNG🚨 COME GET YR HAIR & MAKE UP DONE 🚨

Lola & Makala return with a vengeance to satisfy all your cute spring & summer hair and make up needs 💄💋✂️🎀

Drop in Mondays 1:30pm-5pm on:
April 11
May 16
June 13
June 23
July 18
August 15

@visionsbylola @mochasmaven
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For TDOV we would like to highlight our new OBGYN, Dr. Mitzi Hawkins🩺🏳️‍⚧️

Mitzi is an obstetrician and gynecologist who specializes in caring for transgender and gender non-binary people. She offers the full spectrum of OBGYN care including pelvic and genital disease therapies, hormone management, family planning, prenatal and birth care, and gynecological surgery, including gender affirming hysterectomy. Mitzi is a woman of transgender experience herself and is excited to join the Lyon-Martin team!

The addition of Mitzi has allowed Lyon-Martin to expand access to in-house colposcopy, intrauterine insemination, prenatal care, endometrial biopsies, consults for hysterectomies to be completed at UCSF, vaginoplasty post-op care, and a number of other complex procedures.

Mitzi’s research explores decision making by patients and healthcare providers with regard to gender affirming medical and surgical interventions. She also studies the effects of gender affirming hormone therapy on sexual and reproductive health. She is a member of WPATH and an editorial reviewer for the International Journal of Transgender Health.

Welcome Mitzi, we’re honored to work alongside you!
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Lyon-Martin Executive Director JM Jaffe and Office of Trans Initiatives Acting Director Pau Crego highlight the importance of SB923, California’s new TGI Inclusive Care Act, in this new op ed (link in bio!).

SB923 will require healthcare providers to receive education and training about TGI communities by TGI trainers and will require insurance companies to provide easily accessible information about gender affirming providers that are in-network. This is a huge step forward, but we hope it is just the beginning!
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Join us in celebrating Trans Day of Visibility! Thursday, March 31 6pm-9:30pm at SomArts 😍🏳️‍⚧️🥳 ...

Oportunidad de desarrollo de la
fuerza laboral de Lyon-Martin!

BECA DE ATENCIÓN MÉDICA
QTI BIPOC

Beca pagada de 6 meses
recibir formación, tutoría,
y asistencia con las solicitudes de empleo para personas de color
queer, trans, GNC y/o intersexuales
8 horas/semana; $1000/mes

Fecha de vencimiento para las solicitudes es el 10 de febrero del 2022 para el 15 de marzo - 15 de septiembre

Aplicar en: www.healthright360.org/jobs

Si necesita ayuda con su solicitud, comuníquese con jesquivias@lyon-martin.org
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