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PCVT Receives Worksite Wellness Award

on Tuesday, 11 April 2017.

PCVT Receives Worksite Wellness Award

Pride Center of Vermont received a Rising Star in Worksite Wellness Award from the VT Department of Health! Hooray!! Many thanks to our new SafeSpace Coordinator Jess Novak for attending the conference to accept the award and for speaking to the 450 conference attendees about worksite wellness for LGBTQ employees.

Looking for ways to be healthier? Swing by the Center to do an ab workout with us sometime! We'll also be rolling out an LGBTQ running group in the near future, we hope you'll join.

Trans Town Hall: Medical Insurance Navigation

on Tuesday, 28 July 2015. Posted in Events

Trans Town Hall: Medical Insurance Navigation
Medical Transition 101 and Navigating the Medical Insurance Maze to get help with the services needed, these are the topics of the Transgender Community Program's next two Trans Town Halls.  Join us  in the Barn at PCVT to participate in a panel-led discussion of the hurdles the transgender community faces in acquiring comprehensive health insurance coverage.  PCVT'S Safe Space coordinator, Jenna Lee, will be joined by Emily Bens, a insurance advocate from Vermont Legal Aid to talk about your legal rights for medical insurance coverage.  Our own community member, Pelham Bissel, will also be on hand to share her experiences as a court witness of the appeals process when insurance is denied.  
 
The September Trans Town Hall, entitled Medical Transition 101 will focus on the health and medical aspects of transition.  Join us ,  when Dr. Rachel Inker, CHCB's Transgender Health Clinic, Kara DeLeonardis Kraus, clinical social worker/therapist, and Jean-Denis Coulliard, former coordinator of PCVTS Transgender Community Wellness Program will lead the discussion on this important and popular topic.  More to come on this meeting in the next newsletter. 
 
Speaking of Health and Wellness in general and getting the insurance coverage to maintain it, please consider taking a brief, 10 minute, online survey.  Recently, the Pride Center of Vermont teamed with the Vermont Department of Health to create a health & wellness survey to gauge the LGBT-friendliness of medical providers (doctors, insurance providers, etc.) in Vermont. Here's the link to the survey. It is also available on the Home page of the Pride Center's website. 
 
 
Your input is valuable to help monitor how well the local LGBT community's health concerns are being addressed.  Your responses are strictly confidential and anonymous.
 
Spread the word!  Hope to see you Medical Transition 101 and Navigating the Medical Insurance Maze to get help with the services needed, these are the topics of the Transgender Community Program's next two Trans Town Halls.  Join us  in the Barn at PCVT to participate in a panel-led discussion of the hurdles the transgender community faces in acquiring comprehensive health insurance coverage.  PCVT'S Safe Space coordinator, Jenna Lee, will be joined by Emily Bens, a insurance advocate from Vermont Legal Aid to talk about your legal rights for medical insurance coverage.  Our own community member, Pelham Bissel, will also be on hand to share her experiences as a court witness of the appeals process when insurance is denied.  
 
The September Trans Town Hall, entitled Medical Transition 101 will focus on the health and medical aspects of transition.  Join us ,  when Dr. Rachel Inker, CHCB's Transgender Health Clinic, Kara DeLeonardis Kraus, clinical social worker/therapist, and Jean-Denis Coulliard, former coordinator of PCVTS Transgender Community Wellness Program will lead the discussion on this important and popular topic.  More to come on this meeting in the next newsletter. 
 
Speaking of Health and Wellness in general and getting the insurance coverage to maintain it, please consider taking a brief, 10 minute, online survey.  Recently, the Pride Center of Vermont teamed with the Vermont Department of Health to create a health & wellness survey to gauge the LGBT-friendliness of medical providers (doctors, insurance providers, etc.) in Vermont. Here's the link to the survey. It is also available on the Home page of the Pride Center's website. 
 
 
Your input is valuable to help monitor how well the local LGBT community's health concerns are being addressed.  Your responses are strictly confidential and anonymous.
 
Spread the word!  Hope to see you 

2015 US Trans Survey

on Thursday, 18 June 2015. Posted in Events

2015 US Trans Survey

COMING SOON: 2015 U.S. TRANS SURVEY 
Formerly the Nat'l Transgender Discrimination Survey / Injustice at Every Turn
Sign up and spread the word: ustranssurvey.org

"The U.S. Trans Survey is the new name of the largest survey ever devoted to the lives and experiences of trans people. It is the follow up to the groundbreaking National Transgender Discrimination Survey (NTDS), which was developed by the National LGBTQ Task Force and NCTE and released in the 2011 report called Injustice at Every Turn.

The NTDS has been the source for data on trans people and has provided critical information for advocates, policymakers, media, and academics with over 15,000 media hits. The USTS will be conducted every 5 years to learn about trans people’s experiences over time, how things are changing, and what needs to be done to improve the lives of trans people.

The USTS is a survey for all trans identities, including trans, genderqueer, and non-binary people, and will be the largest and most diverse trans sample to date. The USTS is our community’s survey: the USTS data set and results will be available to community advocates, organizations, and researchers for years to come."

T* Party Social

on Tuesday, 16 September 2014. Posted in Events

Central Vermont Trans* Group Meets Monthly

T* Party Social

The meeting this month will be Wednesday, September 24 from 7 to 9 PM at an undisclosed location.  The theme will be Spirituality and Religion in the trans* community.  Points for discussion might include the role spirituality/religion played in your transition, trans* identities and spiritual traditions in culture, creating alternative spiritual communities, and reclaiming religious rituals, practices, and traditions. Please come with an open mind and heart as this can be a sensitive topic within our community.

For more information and location details please contact: centralvttrans@gmail.com

photo credit: Nanagyei via photopincc

Find Your Refuge Restrooms in Burlington!

on Monday, 03 November 2014.

gender-neutral bathroom database gets local submissions

Find Your Refuge Restrooms in Burlington!

Having trouble finding a safe bathroom in Burlington? Out enjoying Church Street and really have to pee? We hear ya. A few interns at the Pride Center of Vermont have updated Refuge Restrooms (formally Safe2Pee) with gender-neutral bathroom locations in the Burlington area. This website is a database of gender-neutral bathrooms that any user can add to. We are hoping to expand the project by encouraging Vermonters from all over the state to particpate in submitting entries. To check it out click here