Weigh In on Trans Healthcare In D.C.
Last week, we took a close eye to the lack of transgender data in D.C.'s first LGB Health report. This Wednesday, the D.C. Council will do the same in a public oversight roundtable on the report. Councilmember Yvette Alexander scheduled the meeting after her office "received complaints from various organizations that were troubled by the report’s omission of existing research on D.C. transgendered communities, and were concerned that the report fails to acknowledge the current state of the District’s transgendered community’s health." Details after the jump.
* The roundtable will be held at 2 p.m. this Wednesday, July 14, in Hearing Room 123 of the John A. Wilson Building.
* Individuals who with to testify at the meeting should contact Committee Clerk Victor Bonnett by close of business tomorrow, by phone at (202) 741-2112 or by e-mail at email@example.com. Include your "name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any)." Testimony should be limited to four minutes. If participants submit 15 copies of their written testimony before 5 p.m. Tuesday, Councilmembers will see copies of the testimony prior to the hearing.
* Individuals who are unable to testify in person can submit written statements to Bonett, or to Secretary to the Council Cynthia Brock-Smith in Room 5 of the Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Statements must be submitted before 5 p.m. p.m. on July 27.
* In other trans healthcare-related news: Tomorrow at 7:30 p.m., the DC Trans Coalition will hold a meeting "to discuss our plans for creating the second-ever DC Trans Needs Assessment Survey!" The survey will help fill in some of the gaps left by the LGB Health Report. Contact DCTransCoalition@gmail.com for more info.