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 🔑

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.


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 20
July 18
August 15

@visionsbylola @mochasmaven

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!

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!

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 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:

Si necesita ayuda con su solicitud, comuníquese con

🚨Announcing Lyon-Martin’s new QTI BIPOC Healthcare Fellowship🚨

Lyon-Martin’s QTI BIPOC Healthcare Fellowship is a paid 6 month long workforce development opportunity for Queer, Trans, and/or Intersex People of Color interested in entering the healthcare field. Priority will be given to Black Trans Women applicants. The fellowship will provide training, clinical experience, mentorship and assistance with job or school applications.

$1000/month; 8 hr of work/week; 2 fellows per cycle

Applications are due 2/10 for Fellowship cycle 3/15-9/15

Apply at:

💄MAKE UP MONDAYS with MAKALA💄 Come get pretty at Lyon-Martin with @mochasmaven for FREE 😍💋

Makala is a revolutionary Black Queer Oakland native committed to bringing their professional make up skills to the people!

Drop in to 1735 Mission St, SF
Monday 1/24 1:30pm-5pm
Monday 2/14 1:30pm-5pm
Monday 3/6 1:30pm-5pm

Now offering Moderna Boosters every weekday—Monday thru Friday—to any eligible person who is Trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming, intersex, or a cis-gender woman.

You do not have to be our patient!

Schedule in advance or drop in during business hours!

1735 Mission Street, SF
M 1:30-5
T 8:30-5
W 10:30-7
Th 8:30-5
F 8:30 5

Come get boosted! 🚀

Rest in Power bell hooks

bell was one of the most influential writers and activists of our time. bell was most famous for her book “Ain’t I a Woman? Black Women and Feminism, published in 1981 and for writing some of the most impactful prose and poetry about the experience of intersectionality. She was extremely prolific, publishing over 34 books and a number of children’s books as well. Her work had an immense impact on all of our lives, as well as on sociological and feminist theories of how the intersections of social positions of race, gender, sexuality and class collide to create unique experiences of oppression and community power alike.

She wrote eloquently about love, about how to love, about healing toxic masculinity and abuses of power in our interpersonal relationships. bell will always be held dearly in our hearts as someone who not only looked at systemic power, but gave us tools to recognize, unlearn and heal the ways that patriarchy and capitalism conditioned us to behave towards loved ones.

“Love is an action, never simply a feeling.”

Thank you bell 💔

🌹World AIDS Day🌹

A day to reflect on the memories of those we have lost to HIV and AIDS.

A day to re-ground ourselves in the fight against the unfounded discrimination and criminalization of people living with HIV and AIDS that continues to persist today.

A day to remind everyone that UNDETECTABLE = UNTRANSMITTABLE
📚Studies demonstrate that you cannot contract HIV from someone whose viral load is suppressed📚

We have lost our loved ones, disproportionately Black and Brown loved ones, because HIV stigma has and continues to pervade our society. Educate yourself and educate others! Fight against HIV stigma! U=U


#worldaidsday #savelyonmartin

As we navigate our organizational separation from healthright360, we want to offer some alternative ways to contact us.

Within the next couple months we will be going live with a new electronic health record system that will finally allow us to securely text and email our clients, dramatically improving our ability to communicate efficiently.

In the meanwhile, while we are still connected to healthrights call center, here are some direct numbers you can use to contact your care team:

Gabriela (Calvin & Nick’s nurse): (415) 901-7106
Mandy (Isabella’s nurse): (415) 901-7103
Karen (Sarah’s nurse): (415) 901-7112
Hans & Isaac (Referrals): (415) 901-7130

💰Donate $250 or more to us or one of our partner organizations @st.jamesinfirmary @transgenderdistrict @thespahrcenter_ and get FREE Botox at @northbayaesthetics 💉💋 ...

💕Keep it cute💕 Drop in to Lyon-Martin for ✂️FREE HAIRCUTS✂️ with Lola & H! Twice per month Monday & Thursday 1:30pm-4:30pm💋

🎀Coming from a family of hairstylists, Lola’s interest in pursuing a beauty career began at 25 and has gone strong since 2010. As a transgender woman coming out later in her career, she’s heard all the bad queer haircut stories. Being able to help clients navigate their gender expressions through hairstyles is the most fulfilling part of her career and she’s dedicating to sharing her art with her community.🎀

💈H (they/them) is a Master Barber and specializes in short tapered haircuts, but they can do it all—Curly hair, fine hair, long hair, short hair. Come through Lyon Martin💈

Here’s our schedule for the coming months:

Monday, 12/6 Lola
Thursday, 12/16 H
Thursday, 1/20 H
Monday 1/24 Lola
Monday, 2/14 Lola (2/21 is a holiday)
Thursday 2/17 H
Monday 3/7 Lola
Thursday, 3/17 H