More Than $150,000 Raised to Support HIV Services

The AIDS Walk & Music Festival Baltimore 2019 surpassed its goal to raise $150,000 to support HIV services of Chase Brexton Health Care and its community partners.  More than 500 walkers, sponsors, performers, and volunteers gathered at Power Plant Live! on Sunday, June 9th to take steps to end HIV and AIDS in Baltimore. They were welcomed to the event by Chase Brexton head Patrick Mutch, special guest Montel Williams, and emcees Kai Jackson and Brandi Proctor of WBFF Fox 45. Donations will continue to be accepted through June 30th; visit BaltimoreAIDSWalk.org to make a contribution. “So many runners, walkers, volunteers, and teams […]

National Honor our LGBT Elders Day

It was a night of laughter, inspiration, and recognition, as more than 100 friends, family, and community members met at Baltimore Center Stage on Thursday, May 16th to celebrate National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day. The evening, hosted by the LGBT Health Resource Center of Chase Brexton Health Care (LHRC) and emceed by State Senator Mary Washington, featured community members sharing inspirational stories of an LGBTQ elder who made a difference in their life. Speakers included: Franklin N. McNeil, Jr., honoring T. Calhoun (Cal) Strawhand; Jabari Lyles honoring Kay Halle; Vann Michael honoring Ross Avery Walker; Betsy Cerulo honoring Cheryl […]

Montel Williams Talks AIDS Walk & Music Fest

Baltimore’s own Montel Williams will take steps against HIV and AIDS in Charm City at the Baltimore AIDS Walk & Music Festival this Sunday, June 9th at Power Plant Live. Join the beloved television personality as he helps Chase Brexton Health Care and its community partners raise funds to end HIV and AIDS in his hometown by registering today at Baltimoreaidswalk.org. We asked Montel to discuss his history in talking about HIV and AIDS, and how he’s seen that conversation change in the past few decades. You’ve been a longtime supporter of the fight against HIV and AIDS. What has fueled […]

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 […]