Friday 8/26 11am-3pm 💉TENDERLOIN MPV VACCINE POP UP @pianofightsf 144 Taylor St SF
Collab between Lyon-Martin, @transgenderdistrict & @sfaidsfound prioritizing Trans, Non-Binary, Gender Non-Conforming & Intersex People
Must meet SFDPH eligibility criteria (link in bio) and must belong to one or more of the following priority populations:
Trans, Non-Binary, Gender Non-Conforming, and/or Intersex
Living with HIV or another chronic illness
Unhoused or marginally housed
Did you know you don’t have to be a Lyon-Martin patient to get a MPV vaccine from us?!
You do however need to meet SFDPH eligibility criteria (link in bio) and belong to one of the following priority populations:
~Transgender, Non-Binary, Gender Non-Conforming
~Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color
~Current Sex Worker
~Living with HIV or another Chronic Illness
~Experiencing homelessness or marginally housed
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! ✨✨✨
PLEASE check to make sure you are eligible for the MPV Vaccine on the SFDPH website (LINK IN BIO)
We will be prioritizing:
Trans, Non-Binary, GNC & Intersex People
Black, Indigenous, & People of Color
People who are undocumented
People living with HIV or disabling chronic illnesses
People who are experiencing homelessness
People who were formerly incarcerated
Keep in mind the majority of people getting MPV right now are cis men and trans masculine people...
LYON-MARTIN BENEFIT PARTY
SUNDAY 7/24 8-12
*Masks Required* 😷
Beast Nest @beast.nest
Per Sia @per_sia
Kochina Rude @kochinarude
Thicc Tease @thicctease_
Freakstyle DJs @elgueralocs
Crisis Club Gallery Pop Up @crisisclubgallery 📚
Outside the Whitehorse:
Narcan & Supplies
COVID Testing & Vaccination
MPV Vaccination (MUST MEET HIGH RISK ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA)
**ALL FREE—DONATION IS NOT REQUIRED OR LINKED TO VACCINE ACCESS**
COME GET VAXXED BEFORE DORE ALLEY🖤⛓
Donate to Lyon-Martin for entry into Whitehorse but NOTAFLOF...
*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 🙂...
❤️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”....
🏳️⚧️Trans March 2022🏳️⚧️
We had a fabulous time yesterday at Trans March doing covid testing and vaccination, HIV testing, and handing out harm reduction supplies and prizes!
While we celebrated Trans joy and resistance, the grief of the end of Roe v Wade weighed heavy. We are filled with anger, but are emboldened to stand even stronger than before in our mission to uplift bodily autonomy and self-determination for those who experience gender oppression, racism, and ableism. As you know, we live in a time of great division. As we are inspired to dig even deeper into our mission, there are others who seek to harm us for the core values we hold and for the actions we take to ensure the health, wellbeing, and very survival, of our communities. Though we had Roe for half a century which provided crucial protection to access, the state has always acted to control oppressed bodies in ways that limit our very livelihood. This is yet another act of state control and a systemic attack on our survival. But we are not going anywhere. We will continue our gender affirming services, our abortion services, and we will continue to expand to accommodate the influx of demand for these services from those residing in other states. We are in this together. ❤️🗣🧱...
Join us at the Trans March Resource Fair!! We’ll be tabling!
Friday, June 24 1pm-6pm
✨Needles and Syringes (for drugs or hormones)
✨Fentanyl Test Strips
✨Harm Reduction Kits
✨Safer Sex Supplies
✨COVID Testing or Vaccination
✨Schedule an Appointment
✨Ask Experts Questions about Gender Affirming Care
✨Play a Game to Win a PRIZE...
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 🔑...
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!...
Please join us for an action-oriented discussion about “Nothing about us without us” Building Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) cacpcity in a consortium of LGBTQ+ health centers-a bold stakeholder-driven multi-pronged agenda for patient-centered outcomes research with LGBTQ+ communities.
During this webinar stakeholders representing Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, Howard Brown Health, Legacy Community Health, Lyon-Martin Community Health, and Whitman-Walker Health will discuss the ways in which they would like to move this agenda forward, the types of support needed to do this, and their vision for the future of LGBTQ+ health research.
This webinar is hosted by the Hunter Alliance for Research & Translation (HART) at Hunter College, City University of New York....