Category Archives: LGBTQ+

Get Tested Today: February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Did you know that February 7th is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day? It’s a day when we come together to learn, support, and fight against the spread of HIV and AIDS in Black communities. This year’s theme is “Engage, Educate, Empower: Uniting to End HIV/AIDS in Black Communities.” Let’s dive into what this day is …

Transgender Awareness Week 2023

Monday, November 13 through Sunday, November 19 is Transgender Awareness Week, followed by Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20. During this time, Legacy honors the transgender pioneers who have helped pave the way for LGBTQ+ equality. By Barrett White   The LGBQ+ community owes it all to our Transgender siblings. This Transgender Awareness Week, …

Pride Month celebrations are this weekend. Are you ready?

Pride Month 2023 may almost be over, but the celebrations are just getting started – and Legacy’s proud to celebrate right alongside you. By Barrett White Pride is essential to the fabric of Legacy’s history. Pride Month is a month dedicated to uplifting LGBTQ+ voices, celebrating LGBTQ+ culture, and spotlighting LGBTQ+ rights – how far …

Legacy to Observe Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.  By Barrett White Tuesday, February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day to help stop HIV stigma and increase HIV prevention, testing, and treatment in Black communities. Black communities made up the second highest percentage of new HIV cases in Houston in the most recent …

December 1 is World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day Houston TX

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

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

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, …

September 18 is HIV and Aging Awareness Day

Aging With HIV

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, …

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 …