Photographs: Transgender Day of Remembrance, 2017, Washington, DC USA #TDOR

Photographs: Transgender Day of Remembrance, 2017, Washington, DC USA #TDOR

This year, it was standing room only. Because I am working to be an ally, I stood off to the side. There were people with much better cameras, anyway. In 2017, we have good scholarship that tells us that Transgender Women of Color are Murdered Much More Often, via American Journal of Public Health Thank …

Photos/Day 1: National Transgender Health Summit, Oakland, CA USA

Photos/Day 1: National Transgender Health Summit, Oakland, CA USA

These are photographs from the National Transgender Health Summit, where I’m learning from arguably the best minds in medicine, all the health professions, health policy, and community leadership. Of course I’m happy to be here 🙂 . Great to see the actualization of transgender person care as science-based, medically-necessary care, which it is, plus all …

The #HugTimer continues its world embrace, as described in How Transportation Techies built a meetup into a community – Technical.ly DC

The #HugTimer continues its world embrace, as described in How Transportation Techies built a meetup into a community - Technical.ly DC

Wherever I go and some places I don’t, there seems to be universal appeal for the Hug Timer, which you can read more about here. It’s in the class of innovations that I call contagious. And why wouldn’t it be, it’s based on love 🙂 . We interviewed meetup founder Michael Schade on why he …

Thanks for removing my photo from your website, TechCrunch, and what a tyrant doesn’t look like

Thanks for removing my photo from your website, TechCrunch, and what a tyrant doesn't look like

I don’t charge to use my photos, and I also don’t allow them to be used in an environment of homophobia or harassment. I’m a little surprised that TechCrunch is in this class of publications; nevertheless, after initially thanking them and then working with them later I had no choice but to terminate the license …

More learning about the future, at the Annual Conference on DC History #DCHistcon #dc1968

More learning about the future, at the Annual Conference on DC History #DCHistcon #dc1968

While Washington, DC is cited by its mayor as the most inclusive city in the world, it didn’t always used to be that way. Understanding where we came from is the best way to know where we’re going. Part of the reason I’m in Washington, DC is because there’s more learning per square millimeter than …

More Scenes from the Future: #SMYALbrunch 2017

More Scenes from the Future: #SMYALbrunch 2017

Congratulations, again, to Gavin Grimm (@GavinGrimmVA) for receipt of the Community Advocate Award. It’s always great to spend time in and with the future, which is created every day in front of our eyes in Washington, DC, the most inclusive city in the world. Isn’t this century great? 🙂 . Additional photos below, all @CreativeCommons

Photos: Senator Al Franken at #USClimateLeadership #ACLS17 – EcoAmerica

Photos: Senator Al Franken at #USClimateLeadership #ACLS17 - EcoAmerica

I enjoyed seeing Senator Al Franken (@SenFranken) speak at the 2017 American Climate Leadership Summit, produced by @EcoAmerica. Kaiser Permanente is a Climate for Health partner. Senator Franken’s style was enjoyably humor-laced while getting a/the point across about what people need to be successful for health. W @SenFranken Giant of The Senate 😊 Leader who …

Thanks for another look, National Museum of African American History and Culture, #LGBTQ, #TransVisibility and beyond…

Thanks for another look, National Museum of African American History and Culture, #LGBTQ, #TransVisibility and beyond...

I recently got to go back and find some of the items that were personally recommended to me by the National Museum of African American History and Culture (see this post: Finding LGBTQ Material at the @NMAAHC – a helpful twitter dialogue), as part of a visit to the museum with fellow physicians, members (patients) …