Baltimore observance of National Honor our LGBT Elders Day

The struggles and triumphs of LGBT elders will be remembered during a night of laughter, inspiration and recognition at Baltimore’s upcoming National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day event. The celebration will take place Thursday, May 16th from 5:30 to 8 pm at Baltimore Center Stage, featuring storytelling vignettes from community leaders as well as a buffet dinner. General admission tickets are $30 and are available at Tinyurl.com/elderday2019. We asked the Center’s director, Sam McClure, to share a preview of the event and discuss its importance: Why is it so important to set aside a day and hold a celebration to […]

Upcoming workshop to offer LGBT elders Tips for Aging in Place

Getting older can bring plenty of challenges, but some of the most immediate may lie within the walls of your own home. Ensuring your home is set up to meet your changing needs can seem intimidating and pricey – but it doesn’t have to be. An upcoming Lunch & Learn workshop hosted by the LGBT Health Resource Center on Thursday, May 9th from noon to 1:30 pm will present tips on easy, affordable upgrades to make your home safer, and on financial resources to assist with more significant upgrades. The session will be presented by Molly Wisniewski, manager of Civic […]

Take steps to Bring HIV to ZERO

Chase Brexton Health Care The 2019 Baltimore AIDS Walk & Run is less than two months away, and organizations and community partners across Baltimore are joining with Chase Brexton Health Care to take steps against HIV/AIDS and bring the rates of new infections to zero! We checked in with Christian Metzger, executive director of Moveable Feast, a longtime partner of Chase Brexton Health Care, to find out what his organization’s team is doing to support this year’s AIDS Walk & Music Festival. For those who might not know, could you briefly describe Moveable Feast’s mission in the community? Our mission […]

U=U Maryland Campaign

Last fall, Baltimore became the newest city to join the worldwide scientific consensus that HIV-positive individuals who are in treatment and have an undetectable viral load cannot transmit the disease to their sexual partners – Undetectable=Untransmittable. Since then, the community-driven U=U Maryland campaign has worked to share this critically important message statewide, including at an upcoming Lunch & Learn workshop scheduled for Thursday, April 11th from noon to 1:30 pm at Chase Brexton Health Care’s Mount Vernon Center (1111 North Charles Street, Baltimore). The session will include information from Dr. Sebastian Ruhs, director of Chase Brexton’s Infectious Diseases Center of […]

Celebrating LGBT Health Awareness Week

Our center is among those preparing to celebrate LGBT Health Awareness Week from March 27th to 31st. In addition to thinking broadly about health equity for our community, we should also be thinking about our own individual health and well-being. Health and well-being are different to every person. For me, a big realization lately has been that “self-care” is less an indulgence as it is a discipline. It requires routines, checklists, time, and attention. It also changes depending on one’s circumstances and will change over and over as we move through different stages of our lives. We each approach it […]

Who Will Watch Out for You?

Chase Brexton Health Care Who would take care of you if you couldn’t take care of yourself? Who would be allowed to make decisions about your medical care and other affairs? Are your wishes set down in writing and legally binding? If you don’t have answers to these questions, an upcoming Lunch & Learn workshop hosted by The LGBT Health Resource Center can help. “Don’t Give Your Power Away,” a seminar on advance medical care planning in association with FreeState Justice, is scheduled for Thursday, March 14th, from noon to 1:30 pm in the community room at Chase Brexton’s Mount […]

Trans Care Across the Lifespan

With an ongoing and critical need for trained and welcoming health care providers to serve the transgender community, the LGBT Health Resource Center’s health equity training team will present an accredited one-day continuing education symposium on March 9th entitled “Trans Care Across the Lifespan.” Scheduled sessions will address issues of stigma, the local landscape of the transgender population in Baltimore and Maryland, and best practices for medical and behavioral health care for gender diverse children, adolescents, adults, and elders. Attendees will also hear from a panel of transgender community members about their experiences. Clinicians will learn the essentials of providing […]

Spicing Up Your Love Life

Anyone looking to spice up their Valentine’s Day will have the chance to learn how food can play a role in their love life during an upcoming Lunch & Learn Workshop hosted by The LGBT Health Resource Center. The workshop is scheduled for Valentine’s Day (Thursday, February 14th) from noon to 1:30 pm in the community room at Chase Brexton’s Mount Vernon Center (1111 North Charles Street, Baltimore). Anyone interested in attending or receiving more information on this upcoming Lunch and Learn workshop should RSVP to lgbt@chasebrexton.org or call 410-837-2050 x1049. We asked the workshop’s presenter, Chase Brexton Health Care […]

Avoiding the “Great Imitator”: Syphilis Facts and Prevention

Syphilis remains an often-overlooked public health problem in Baltimore, but anyone who is sexually active should know the signs of this disease, as well as methods of treatment and prevention. According to the Maryland Department of Health, cases of syphilis statewide increased by more than 12 percent last year from the year before, along with similar increases in gonorrhea and chlamydia. Last fall, executives at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the country was losing ground in preventing new cases of these diseases. Before we talk about treatment and prevention of syphilis, let’s briefly talk about the disease […]

2019: To Your Health!

LGBT Health Resource Center of Chase Brexton Health Care WITH 2019 ALMOST upon us, the staff of the LGBT Health Resource Center took a moment to share their New Year’s resolutions and hopes for our community. Sam McClure, director – As I look into 2019, I want to see our patients in a safe and affirming environment for all their health care needs. I also hope to see our community taking positive pro-active steps towards health and wellness. When we have detractors and political factions working against us, elemental power comes from our commitments to taking good care of ourselves […]