Category Archives: Advocacy

Legacy Honors National Gay Men’s HIV & AIDS Awareness Day with Community Events

Legacy locations in Houston and Beaumont will honor the observance with free testing and a chance to win a Visa gift card. By Barrett White   National Gay Men’s HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD) falls on September 27, 2020 this year. On September 26 and 27, Legacy Community Health will observe NGMHAAD with community …

You Can Build a Life You Don’t Want to Relapse From

For the month of September, Legacy recognizes National Recovery Month. By Susie Loredo, LMSW   Recovery Month is the perfect time to talk about building a life you don’t want to relapse from. Everyone has their own definition of a good life, but there are some basics that everyone working toward recovery should consider. SAMHSA’s …

Legacy honored with 29 ‘Gayest & Greatest’ nominations

Public voting for OutSmart Magazine’s annual reader’s choice awards runs through August 30, 2020. By Legacy Community Health   How about some good news? The world may feel as though it’s gone upside down in 2020, but here’s a reason to smile: OutSmart Magazine’s Gayest & Greatest Reader’s Choice Awards are back. Voting is online …

Legacy Celebrates Pride Month 2020

Though the festivals are cancelled or postponed across the country, that doesn’t mean that the spirit of Pride itself has been shuttered. By Barrett White   The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has put a temporary hold on large social gatherings like Pride parades, concerts, festivals – you name it. That doesn’t mean that Pride itself is …

Legacy Celebrates the LGBTQ+ Community May 17

May 17 is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. By Barrett White   In 1990, the World Health Organization declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder, a decision that activists called long overdue. In 2004, the anniversary of the decision, May 17, became the international observance day to celebrate and empower the community. The International …

Sobriety in the Age of Staying-At-Home

Twelve-step programs are the cornerstone of balanced mental health for many struggling with alcohol use. When you can’t gather, how can you coalesce among peers? By Barrett White   Nobody should struggle alone. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms are thought to be as bad as – if not worse than, in some cases – withdrawals from heavy …

Legacy Honors Lesbian Visibility Day

By Barrett White Sunday, April 26 is Lesbian Visibility Day, 2020.   The LGBTQ+ movement for equality owes a lot to the hard work of the lesbian community. Each April, the community recognizes lesbians past and present for their contributions to equality. After all, right here in Houston, we were the first major city in …

April 18 is National Transgender HIV Testing Day. Do you know your status?

Eliminating the stigma begins with knowing your status. By Barrett White   On average, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates there are nearly 40,000 new HIV transmissions every year, with the highest rates found in the South—and of major cities in the South, Houston is a hotbed for new infections. In the most …

Legacy Honors the 21st Annual Black HIV Awareness Day

The day is observed annually on February 7. This year’s theme is, “We’re in this together.” By Barrett White   In Harris County, nearly half of all people living with HIV are Black. Meanwhile, the Black community only makes up less than 20% of the population of Harris County. The importance of equitable HIV outreach …

Legacy’s Patient Story Program Comes to Baytown

If you are a Legacy patient at our Baytown clinic, we want to hear from you. On Saturday, February 15, 2020, Legacy will host its Patient Story Program at our Baytown Clinic, providing patients with FREE family photos, or business head shots, as a “thank you” for sharing your Legacy success story. At Legacy, we …