Growing Attacks On Transgender Medical Care

Bills to ban best-practice medical care for transgender people are growing in number, growing in scope, and growing more extreme, according to a report released today by the Movement Advancement Project (MAP), entitled “Bans on Medical Care for Transgender People.” The report looks at the sweeping attempts to ban and restrict medical care for not only transgender youth – but also transgender adults. Just last week, Missouri became the first state to effectively ban medically necessary care for both youth and adults. MAP analyzed the more than 250 bills introduced in recent years that attack access to medical care for […]

party boi: A Screening and Panel Discussion on a Documentary About Crystal Meth Use Among Black Queer Communities

Howard Community College will host a screening of the documentary parTy boi: black diamonds in an ice castle. This hard-hitting documentary shares a peak into the lives of Black Queer communities grappling with crystal meth addiction. The program will include a panel discussion with community leaders and mental health experts. The screening and discussion will be held on Friday, March 13, from 1 to 3 pm in Room 401 of the Rouse Company Foundation Student Services Hall at Howard Community College. This event is a part of Howard Community College’s Diversity Week. Events and activities will be held from March […]

Xerophytes: Extreme Plants of The Desert

Join us for Xerophytes: Extreme Plants of The Desert In this continuation of our xerophytes lecture, we’ll focus on unique varieties of plants that have evolved to thrive in some of the most extreme areas of the world: our deserts. From the slowest growing plants on the planet, to epiphytic cacti that make their homes in trees, you will leave with a new understanding of desert life. $45 ticket includes 2 cocktails, and a rare desert plant to take home!

Exploring Substance Use and Mental Health for Transgender Youth: Implications for Advanced Practice Nurses

Spring 2019 Cain Lecture Exploring Substance Use and Mental Health for Transgender Youth: Implications for Advanced Practice Nurses Ann Ottney Cain Lecture in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Speaker Phyllis Raynor, PhD, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, APRN, will explore the intersection of substance use, mental health conditions, and associated health risks for transgender youth in the United States. She will provide practical recommendations for primary care providers regarding culturally appropriate, compassionate, evidence-informed practices for engaging transgender youth and their families to promote greater well-being for all youth, regardless of gender identity.

Improving Health for All of Us in Baltimore and Beyond

Are you a Baltimore resident who identifies as African-American/Black, Hispanic, and/or LGBTQIA? Join the University of Maryland School of Nursing for a FREE event to learn more about a National Institutes of Health-funded national research program seeking to gather important health information from 1 million+ people in the United States. The anonymous data will help scientists prevent and treat illnesses for generations to come. FREE light breakfast served at 9 a.m. and lunch served at 12:30 p.m. Learn more: | Questions? Contact Kristen Rawlett at or 410-706-3906.

The Vagina Dialogues

The Vagina Dialogues: An Immersive and Interactive Vagina-Centered Experience Our expert panel will answer your questions about sex, hygiene, vaginoplasty, and more! Panelists TBA FREE! *open to people with vaginas, people who interact with vaginas, and people who would like to know more about having one*

Amid Outbreaks in Other Cities, Baltimore LGBT Community Urged to Get VACCINATED Against Hepatitis A

Baltimore health authorities are urging local gay and bisexual men to get vaccinated against hepatitis A following reports of outbreaks of the disease among LGBT communities in other cities nationwide. A highly contagious disease, hep A causes a variety of symptoms which can last a few weeks in mild cases, to a few months in more severe cases. It can be prevented through a widely available vaccination. We asked Dr. Sebastian Ruhs, director of Chase Brexton’s Infectious Diseases Center of Excellence, to provide some details on hep A and how to get vaccinated.

Therapy Not For Me, You Say!

As the nation’s, indeed the world’s, attention has been on mental health, I want to focus on just what therapy/counseling is. I often hear people say: “I haven’t done this before; how does it go?” We do not ask this question if we have a toothache and have to go to the dentist, do we?

The LGBT Health Resource Center’s Best Tips of 2017

The past year has seen amazing growth at The LGBT Health Resource Center, as we’ve launched many new programs, new support groups, and new services to help members of our community live their happiest, healthiest lives. Before we move on to all the exciting things in store in 2018, we wanted to take a moment to recap some of our favorite tips we’ve provided here in OUTLoud over the last 12 months. From all of us at The LGBT Health Resource Center and Chase Brexton Health Care, best wishes for a happy, joyous, and healthy New Year!