Equality is the future. And the future tends to be born here. Washington, DC USA
I’m 100% sure I was watching history when I took this photograph, outside of the White House, in Washington, DC (of course).
It features the leaders of the health issue of our time – equal opportunity to exist in society for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and in this case transgender.
Earlier in my career, I remember a colleague saying to me, in a challenge to observed, biased behavior, “this is organization x, those things don’t happen here.” He said it with a dismissive chuckle. And yet, it did happen…
I have been intensely interested in the concept of “Illusion of Objectivity” especially in health care, and so have done a deep literature review, which brought me to this paper and the concept of moral self-license…
Thanks to Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States (@KPMidAtlantic) for being a platinum sponsor of both events.
Washington, DC is not just the nation’s capital. It’s the capital of a world learning to love better. It’s why we’re here. Continue reading→
Last year at this time, there was no Section 1557 rule (see: A Historic LGBTQ Health Symposium on a Historic Day ) or Title IX guidance, with the former on its way to being the biggest change in health care that I can remember in my career. Lyndon Baines Johnson and Richard Nixon would be proud of their legacy. Continue reading→
I’ve been part of the Association of American Medical Colleges Advisory Committee on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Sex Development (Axis) for over a year now.
We’re now getting to know one another and I’m happily discovering all of the expertise across academic medicine that exists in support of LGBTQ health. It’s pretty awesome.
This month was my turn to introduce myself, who I am, where I came from, and what I hope to do with this group, in 10 minutes. My slides are below, for the record…..