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TAKE ACTION: Help Protect Transgender People from Health Care Discrimination

June 15, 2020

The University of Michigan School of Social Work stands for health equity and equal human rights for the LGBTQIA2S+ community. Over the weekend the federal government reversed an important Obama administration ruling that provided access and nondiscrimination in insurance coverage for transgender and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer people in the United States. This impacts transgender individuals the most, and even more so, transgender people of color. 

Assistant Professor Shanna Kattari, eloquently summarizes what each and every social worker can do to stand up for equal justice in their practice and in their advocacy.  As social workers, join us in standing up now for equal rights and health services for transgender people of all races. 

If you are eligible, be sure to cast your vote in the primary (August) and general (November) elections. Voting influences public policy!

Resources 

National Center for Transgender Equality - Know Your Rights in Health Care

Transgender Law Center - 10 Tips for Working with Transgender Patients

Black Trans Advocacy Coalition

Black Trans Health Initiative

Transcend the Binary (a Michigan organization)

Fenway Health on the health of Black LGBTQ+ people

What do I need to know about trans health care?

Movement Advancement Project health care laws and policies

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