Friday, September 21, 2007
The caption says: "Transphobia in healthcare is unhealthy." This poster (and others like it) is being distibuted to public buildings -- including schools! -- and health care centers all over Massachusetts. The lower caption states:
Transgender, gay, lesbian, and bisexual people deserve the same care as everyone else. Thousands of healthcare providers in Massachusetts agree. They're working to eliminate barriers to healthcare access so everyone can be treated well. And stay well.
This is "public health"??? The Massachusetts Department of Public Health thinks so. Instead of truly helping these troubled people, they enable and promote their dangerous behaviors.
Check out the Mass. DPH web site:
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Health Access Project is a community-based effort first funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) in 1997. The GLBT Health Access Project works with GLBT populations – and those who serve them – across the Commonwealth to respond to needs in a timely and targeted manner. We provide training, technical assistance and materials to agencies across the state (and, due to past success, across the nation) to help service providers learn more about the health care needs of GLBT populations and create welcoming environments for staff and clients.