Category Archives: Advocacy

December 1 is World AIDS Day

Join us this evening, December 1, at South Beach, 810 Pacific Street, to honor the observance. By Barrett White The HIV epidemic has been present in Houston for 41 years now. More than a million Americans are living with HIV, and about 10% don’t even know they’re positive. According to the most recent available data …

This is Transgender Awareness Week

We mourn today as we witness another senseless act of violence on the LGBTQ+ community. Our hearts are with the families and loved ones of the five people whose lives were senselessly taken, and the eighteen others who were injured in a shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs. Today is a day to remember …

October is LGBTQ+ History Month

By Barrett White LGBTQ+ individuals are members of every race, ethnicity, religion, and socioeconomic status. Health care ought to reflect that. Outside of celebrating Pride Month each year in June, we look back on the history of the LGBTQ+ community through the month of October, anchored by National Coming Out Day on October 11. Historically, …

Voter Registration Day!

by Ashley Guidry, Communications Associate Fellow Texans, September 20th is National Voter Registration Day! That means those of us who haven’t registered are headed to their local county offices or hopping online to fill out a voter’s application. At Legacy, we are doing our part to place voter registrars at several of our clinics to …

September 18 is HIV and Aging Awareness Day

By Barrett White According to the 2020 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Annual Client-Level Data Report, 47.9 percent of RWHAP clients are aged 50 and older.   People living with HIV are getting older. That’s fantastic news – this means that HIV suppression methods are working, and that those living with HIV are living longer lives, …

Maternal mortality rates in Harris County are abysmal. With competent maternal care, it doesn’t have to be that way.

By Dr. Rachel Robison, MD FACOG & Dr. Lindsey Vasquez, MD CPE FACOG Legacy Community Health is the largest OB-providing Federally Qualified Health Center in the nation, seeing twice the number of prenatal patients than any other FQHC in the country.    The most recent joint report by the Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review …

Legacy Proud to Celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility

Transgender Day of Visibility is an international event on March 31 dedicated to recognizing the resilience and accomplishments of the transgender community. By Barrett White   International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) is an observance celebrated annually on March 31. The date is dedicated to honoring and uplifting the accomplishments of transgender and gender expansive …

Legacy Recognizes 20th Annual LGBTQ+ Health Awareness Week

LGBTQ+ Health Awareness Week

The annual observance shines a light on health experiences by LGBTQ+ folk – and uplifts LGBTQ+ providers working to turn the tide. By Barrett White “Started 20 years ago by [the National Coalition for LGBTQ Health], this week raises awareness of the unique and important health needs of the LGBTQ communities and coalesces the LGBTQ …

National Social Work Month 2022: Honoring Social Workers and the Contributions They Make Everyday

National Social Work Month

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate Every March, National Social Work Month recognizes the work and dedication that social workers across the country deliver while providing services to children and adults in need. Social workers are advocates, advisors, counselors and facilitators in schools, clinics, businesses and government offices that are bringing about change in the lives …

Legacy Celebrates and Honors Black Women in the HIV Movement

HIV Testing Houston TX

Founded by the Positive Women’s Network in 2021, Celebrate and Honor Black Women in the HIV Movement Day is observed annually on March 12. By Barrett White   In the early 1980s, Dr. Rashidah Abdul-Khabeer, a Black Muslim nurse, spent her evenings in Black gay bars in Philadelphia teaching the men to put condoms on …