Photo Friday: Remember Them, Champions for Humanity, Oakland, CA USA

Photo Friday: Remember Them, Champions for Humanity, Oakland, CA USA

The tradition of Photo Friday is to feature photos from Washington, DC, this week I’m allowing a California photo. It’s from the Henry J. Kaiser Memorial Park, in the shadow of downtown Oakland. I discovered it on a virtual walking meeting, even though it was unveiled close to 4 years ago. Score another point for … Continue reading Photo Friday: Remember Them, Champions for Humanity, Oakland, CA USA

Car-Free Generation Y, Washington, DC #ActiveTransportation

Car-Free Generation Y, Washington, DC #ActiveTransportation

Far fewer young adults commute to work in Washington, DC than do in the rest of the United States, with a much bigger drop compared to the rest of the country. You can access the full report here: Young Adults Then and Now – Census Explorer Thank you @census and @socialexplorer Also, see: Now Reading: … Continue reading Car-Free Generation Y, Washington, DC #ActiveTransportation

Transgender Youth and Health Disparity | Community Commons

Transgender Youth and Health Disparity | Community Commons.

As KPLantern begins week two in Northern California (see: #KPLantern is beginning – Human Centered Insights into Transgender Person Health, to make it better, the team at Community Commons (@CommunityCommon) let me know about this post on their blog.

The post includes a podcast of parents of children who are transgender telling their stories and their interactions with medical care. Some of the stories are heartbreaking – avoiding the pediatrician for all health needs for fear of judgement, being told by therapists identified as trans-competent to not allow a child to express their gender.

As one of my trans-identified mentors Garrett G said to me, “A suicide happens quickly, this type of harm happens slowly.”

The post also highlights the limited amount of data that’s available about LGBTQI health. Even the superior mapping platform that Community Commons can’t give us a look into this community, because data isn’t collected.

Take a listen to the podcast and check out the post at the Community Commons site, and let them know what I am about to let them know:

Focus on Transgender Youth Health: Summary by Mohec on Mixcloud

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Just Read: Guide to being a trans ally – Straight for Equality – PFLAG National

Just Read: Guide to being a trans ally - Straight for Equality - PFLAG National

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Just Read: Improving health care encounters and communication with transgender patients , and what the prize is

Just Read: Improving health care encounters and communication with transgender patients , and what the prize is

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Changing Climate (chart), Washington, DC USA 1871-2014

Changing Climate (chart), Washington, DC USA 1871-2014

2014’s average temperature in Washington is below predicted trend, compared to the western United States (see my hometown, Phoenix, Arizona’s Haywood plot). Still, there is a noticeable increase in temperature, with predicted impacts on health in our nation’s capital. Continue reading→