Callen-Lorde

Laura A. Jacobs, psychotherapist, psychotherapy, therapy, public speaker, public speaking, writing, activist, LGBTQ, transgender, transsexual, transexual, genderqueer, gender nonconforming, gay, lesbian, BDSM, kink, gender, sexuality, HIV, AIDS, polyamory, poly, counseling, bereavement, grief

Callen-Lorde


Chair, Board of Directors, the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center.

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In July, 2016 I was appointed the Chair of the Board for this wonderful organization.  With a legacy dating back to the days of Stonewall, Callen-Lorde is a world leader in LGBTQ+ healthcare whose mission is to provide high quality, compassionate health care to the LGBTQ+ community of New York City, regardless of ability to pay.  I became the first trans-identified person to hold this position here or at any of the LGBTQ+ health centers.

 

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Over the 50 years of its' history, Callen-Lorde has grown from a grass-roots project  into one of the largest LGBTQ+ health centers in the nation providing over 100,000 visits a year.  With an annual budget of $75Million, we are currently in the process of building a fourth clinical location - a 25,000 square foot facility in downtown Brooklyn expected to increase our visit capacity by 60-70%.  We provide over $5Million in unreimbursed care to those with no ability to pay, 

This organization dear to me personally; I have been a client there since the beginning of my own transition and still receive my healthcare there today.  

 

 

 

Of course, my position is made phenomenally easier by the staff from - front desk to executive director - each of whom arrives every day with dedication and passion.  

A warm thank you to you all.

Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.
— Audre Lorde
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