LGBTQIA+ Gender and Sexuality Health Services

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Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers offers an array of comprehensive gender and sexuality health services for LGBTQIA+ people, including gender-affirming hormone therapy.

Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers is rooted in the earliest days of HIV/AIDS activism. Our healthcare has always been for everyone, regardless of identity, status, or ability. That is why we are committed to gender and sexuality health services for LGBTQIA+ people. We believe that everyone has a right to affirming healthcare, health education, and a welcoming care team.

In 2021, FIGHT served over

2,000

LGBTQIA+ people

Including over

500

transgender and nonbinary people

 Gender and Sexuality Health Services

Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy

HIV Care and Prevention

STI Testing and Treatment

Reproductive Health Services

Transgender, Nonbinary, and Genderqueer Patient Navigation

We recognize that fear of discrimination leads many trans and nonbinary people to avoid addressing their health and social needs. Coming soon, FIGHT will offer additional patient navigation support to trans and nonbinary patients.

Our new Gender Affirming Services Patient Navigator will be able to assist with:

Protect Trans Kids
  • Finding an appointment with the right care provider(s)
  • Getting connected to local gender-affirming surgery providers and social services
  • Working with your care team to ensure a positive healthcare experience
  • Understanding your care and what to expect along the way
  • Navigating health insurance and benefits to minimize expenses

Additional FIGHT Health Services

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FIGHT offers other services important to LGBTQIA+ people. Click on each item to learn more about the services provided and how to get connected to care.

National LGBTQIA+ Health News

Community Resources

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LGBTQIA+ people need many other services that FIGHT does not provide. Below are just some of these important services. We have highlighted several local partners and programs that work specifically with LGBTQIA + people.

Community and Connection

Arcila-Adams Transgender Resource Center (Trans and Nonbinary)
The Arcila-Adams Trans Resource Center creates space for trans folks build community among each other. They offer space for trans folks to run programs, prioritizing BIPOC communities. They connect folks to resources, and support in navigating completing name change and updating other legal documents. For more information, visit www.waygay.org/trans-resource-center. If you are interested in TransWay, a weekly drop-in social group, please request membership in its Facebook group.


The Attic Youth Center (Youth)
If you or a young LGBTQIA+ person you know is looking to meet LGBTQIA+ youth or get connected to community and social services, please check out the Attic Youth Center at www.atticyouthcenter.org and follow the Attic Youth Center at @atticyouthcenter


Galaei (Queer, Trans, BIPOC)
Galaei is a Queer and Trans, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (QTBIPOC) radical social justice organization. Continuing to serve the Latinx community, while widening our embrace, Galaei provides and facilitates Queer educational services, community wellness, and is committed to healing historical harm. Galaei is dedicated to creating access, opportunities, sexual empowerment, and economic development for all QTBIPOC individuals while fighting systemic oppression, structural racism, discrimination, and white supremacy. For more information, check out www.galaeiqtbipoc.org and follow Galaei at @galaeiphilly


Philadelphia School District Gender and Sexuality Alliance (Students)
GSA clubs, or GSAs for short, are student-run organizations that unite LGBTQ+ and allied youth to build community and organize around issues impacting them in their schools and communities. GSAs have evolved beyond their traditional role to serve as safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth in middle schools and high schools, and have emerged as vehicles for deep social change related to racial, gender, and educational justice. Visit www.philasd.org/lgbtqia/ for more information.


William Way LGBT Community Center (Adults)
If you or another LGBTQIA+ person you know is looking to meet LGBTQIA+ people or get connected to community and social services, please check out the William Way LGBT Community Center at www.waygay.org and follow William Way at @waygayphilly


City of Philadelphia Office of LGBT Affairs (All Ages)
The Office of LGBT Affairs works to foster equitable working and living conditions for LGBTQIA+ Philadelphians and to advocate for LGBTQIA+ issues in all areas of City government. Created in 2008 by mayoral executive order, the Office of LGBT Affairs became a permanent part of the City’s charter in 2015. The office develops and enacts policies and programs to meet the City’s DEI goals and serves as a liaison between the City’s LGBTQIA+ communities and city government. To learn more about the Office of LGBT Affairs, go to www.phila.gov/departments/office-of-lgbt-affairs/ and follow them on Instagram and Twitter at @PhillyLGBTgov. 

Parent, Caregiver, and Family Support

Philadelphia Family Pride (LGBTQIA+ Parents, Caregivers, and Families)
Philadelphia Family Pride exists to build community for LGBTQIA+ parents, prospective parents, grandparents, caregivers, and kids of all ages, including youth, kids, toddlers, and infants. We support our families in the greater Philadelphia region through advocacy, education, and family-centered events. Learn more about PFP at www.philadelphiafamilypride.org/ and follow them at @phillyfamilypride


PFLAG Philadelphia (Parents and Caregivers of LGBTQIA+ Children)
PFLAG Philadelphia is a space for LGBTQIA+ people, their parents, families, and allies in Philadelphia to discuss, meet, greet, and support each other. Check out the “PFLAG Philadelphia” Facebook page for local and national LGBTQIA+ news, articles, information, local Philly LGBTQIA+ resources, and future events.

Gender Affirming Surgeries

Einstein Healthcare Network
Einstein’s Pride Program offers patient navigation and supportive services to help transgender and nonbinary people access gender-affirming surgeries. To learn more about services available at Einstein, check out www.einstein.edu/pride-program/ or call the Pride Patient Navigator at (215) 420-0989.


Main Line Health
Main Line Health’s Comprehensive Gender Care Program offers a full spectrum of surgical services, including top surgery, facial feminization surgeries, vaginoplasties, vulvoplasties, orchiectomies, non-invasive hysterectomies, multi-stage phalloplasties and scrotoplasties, body contouring, voice and pitch surgeries, and tracheal shave procedures. For more information about these procedures, including eligibility, check out www.mainlinehealth.org/specialties/comprehensive-gender-care-program/gender-care-services/surgical-gender-affirming-care/ or call their Gender Care Specialist at (484) 337-5329.


Temple University
Temple University’s Gender Affirming Surgeries program offers a full spectrum of services in an environment that is holistic and empowering. Temple’s surgery services include top surgeries, facial feminization surgeries, vaginoplasties, vulvoplasties, orchiectomies, non-invasive hysterectomies, metoidioplasties, and multi-stage phalloplasties. To learn more about services available at Temple University, check out www.templehealth.org/services/lgbtq-health/services-we-provide/gender-affirming-surgery/ 

Housing

Gloria Casarez Residence (Youth)
Gloria Casarez Residence provides 30 LGBTQ-friendly affordable homes for young adults (ages 18-23 at entry) who are homeless, have experienced homelessness, or are at risk of homelessness, including those aging out of foster care. This is the first permanent supportive housing of this kind in Pennsylvania and among the first in the nation. For more information, check out www.projecthome.org/gloria-casarez-residence/, email gloriacasarezresidence@projecthome.org, or call (215) 309-5227.


John C Anderson Apartments (Older Adults)
John C. Anderson Apartments is a program located in Center City, Philadelphia that provides an LGBTQ-friendly senior (ages 62+) apartment community where everything you want is brought together: a location in the neighborhood where you want to live, amenities designed to make your life more enjoyable, and features that are both modern and centered on comfort. For more information, check out www.pennrose.com/apartments/pennsylvania/john-c-anderson-apartments/ 


SELF Inc. Way Home Program (All Ages)
Way Home is a unique program collaboration between SELF, Inc. and William Way LGBT Community Center that aims to increase housing stability for LGBTQ+ individuals. The Housing Assistance Program will work closely with participants, prospective property owners, and managers to secure housing assistance, utility assistance or permanent housing opportunities for homeless individuals and families as quickly as possible and leverage supportive services that will assist the participant to maintain permanent housing. For more information, check out www.selfincorp.org/programs-services/, email wayhome@selfincorp.org, or call (215) 852-0874.


Valley Youth House Synergy Project and Pride Program (Youth)
If you or a young LGBTQIA+ person you know needs housing support, including eviction prevention, rent support, emergency services, or harm reduction supplies, please call Valley Youth House at (888) 468-7315 and follow the Synergy Project at @SynergyPhilly

Legal Services and Name Changes

AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania
Founded in 1988, the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania is a nonprofit public-interest law firm providing free legal assistance to people living with HIV and those affected by the epidemic. We are still the nation’s only independent public-interest law firm dedicated to people living with HIV. We serve all of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey from our offices in Philadelphia and Camden County, NJ, educating the public about AIDS-related legal issues, training case management professionals to become better advocates for their clients, and working at local, state and national levels to achieve fair laws and policies. Learn more at www.aidslawpa.org.


Community Legal Services
Community Legal Services (CLS) provides free civil legal assistance to more than one million low-income Philadelphians. CLS assists clients when they face the threat of losing their homes, incomes, health care, and even their families. CLS attorneys and other staff provide a full range of legal services, from individual representation to administrative advocacy to class action litigation, as well as community education and social work. CLS is currently accepting new clients via phone intake only. Please call 215-981-3700 for help with your legal issues. Before you contact CLS, please collect materials relating to your case, including letters and any recent bills you may have.

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Dr. Jeffery Eugene

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Jeffrey is a pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist. His clinical expertise is in adolescent and young adult primary care, gender affirming medical care, sexual and reproductive health, medical care for youth living with HIV, and eating disorders.


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