SF supervisor takes part in trans advocacy week

  • by BAR staff
  • Wednesday April 24, 2024
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Photo: Rick Gerharter
Photo: Rick Gerharter

Lyon-Martin Community Health Services is in the midst of building out its future clinic at 225 Valencia Street in San Francisco. On Monday, April 22, JM Jaffe, left, executive director of Lyon-Martin, showed a floor plan of the new space to District 11 Supervisor Ahsha Safaí, who toured the space in support of Transgender Advocacy Week. Currently located at 1735 Mission Street, Lyon-Martin is its own nonprofit after splitting with HealthRIGHT 360 two years ago. Jaffe discussed the importance of the clinic's participation in the GIFT program, a pilot guaranteed income program for trans people that is currently facing legal challenges from conservatives.

Safaí, who's running for mayor this November, told the Bay Area Reporter that the site "is a phenomenal space" that will more than double the clinic's footprint. Located in a former tech space, the new site is expected to provide more services to lesbians, trans people, and others in need, he added.

In another nod to the advocacy week, Safaí recognized the Center for Immigration Protection, a new organization that was established last year by Parivar Bay Area and the LGBT Asylum Project, at the Board of Supervisors' April 23 meeting.

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