Equitas Health Awarded CDC Grant to Expand Health Services for Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming Youth

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Equitas Health is among seven community-based organizations in the U.S. awarded funding by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to implement comprehensive HIV prevention programs focused on young transgender and gender non-confirming people of color. Equitas Health’s grant award totaled $1.9 million over five years to launch this program. These new HIV prevention services will complement the nonprofit’s other specialized health services for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals, which include specialized primary care, hormone therapy through an informed consent model, behavioral health, and…

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Supreme Court Tosses Transgender Bathroom Case

WASHINGTON (AP) —The Supreme Court is returning a transgender teen’s case to a lower court without reaching a decision. The justices said Monday they have opted not to decide whether federal anti-discrimination law gives high school senior Gavin Grimm the right to use the boys’ bathroom in his Virginia school. The case had been scheduled for argument in late March. Instead, a lower court in Virginia will be tasked with evaluating the federal law known as title IX and the extent to which it applies to transgender students.