Photo Friday: Goodbye Center for Total Health V1, Time for #CTHNext

Photo Friday: Goodbye Center for Total Health V1, Time for #CTHNext

As the sign says in the photograph. It is time to move into the future again, inclusively, even with different abilities . Today was the last day of operation of the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health Version 1, as we prepare for demolition and rebuilding of the space. Follow our hashtag #CTHNext and the … Continue reading Photo Friday: Goodbye Center for Total Health V1, Time for #CTHNext

“I will not stop until we have the right to see our own information” – Part 2 -2015

"I will not stop until we have the right to see our own information" - Part 2 -2015

This is the scene in which I encountered Regina yesterday.

It contrasts so sharply to the one I saw her in on July 13, 2010, the day Meaningful Use regulations were announced.

Then, Regina stood next to Kathleen Sibelius as she unveiled Meaningful Use to the world.

The difference in images between what I saw yesterday and 2010 is striking – from filling the scene to being just a small part of it.

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My 3rd Capital TransPride, Washington, DC USA

My 3rd Capital TransPride, Washington, DC USA

As the subject line says. And as we predicted, the venues for Washington, DC’s Capital TransPride would get bigger and the rooms would get more full. We didn’t predict how big, though – 500% increase from last year.

The World: Learning to Love Better

New data from the Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) shows that of 2016 likely voters, 22 % of people know someone who is transgender, up from 17 % one year ago. This parallels the trajectory of acceptance of lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals, with a higher slope on the curve. Continue reading→

Photo Friday: Keeping Historic Vermont Avenue Beautiful, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: Keeping Historic Vermont Avenue Beautiful, Washington, DC USA

This weeks’s photograph is (of course) taken in Washington, DC of local residents keeping one of the most historic streets in the United States beautiful. The photos were published in local DC blog Prince of Petworth (@PopVille), which ignited the curiosity of someone in neighboring Bloomingdale. It turns out that creating a gardening party requires … Continue reading Photo Friday: Keeping Historic Vermont Avenue Beautiful, Washington, DC USA

A few photos on the way to the right side of history, at the National Center for Transgender Equality 12th Anniversary Gala

A few photos on the way to the right side of history, at the National Center for Transgender Equality 12th Anniversary Gala

the LGBT community is something I tried to focus on. I think that is the civil rights issue of our time. – Eric Holder, Attorney General, farewell speech, April 25, 2015

Just a few blocks from the White House, The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) (@TransEquality) celebrated its 12th year in existence. Continue reading→

Exploring determinants of a healthy city with Ruben Castaneda and Brianne Nadeau, Washington, DC USA

Exploring determinants of a healthy city with Ruben Castaneda and Brianne Nadeau, Washington, DC USA

I was fortunate to meet the author of the very captivating book, S Street Rising (see my review of it here: Just Read: S Street Rising: Crack, Murder, and Redemption in D.C.), Ruben Castaneda (@RCastanedaWP) as well as Washington, DC’s Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeu (@BrianneKNadeau) in a discussion of the book, our history, and … Continue reading Exploring determinants of a healthy city with Ruben Castaneda and Brianne Nadeau, Washington, DC USA

Innovation, Respect, Safety, Beauty: Multistall gender neutral bathrooms at The Coupe DC

Innovation, Respect, Safety, Beauty: Multistall gender neutral bathrooms at The Coupe DC

There’s an architectural wonder in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC at The Coupe DC (@thecoupedc) – the bathroom. It’s a multi-stall, gender neutral arrangement. It’s respectful because it doesn’t require human beings to select a gender when they use it. It’s safer because it doesn’t segregate people identifying as male or female into … Continue reading Innovation, Respect, Safety, Beauty: Multistall gender neutral bathrooms at The Coupe DC