The Howard Brown Health Blog




How to Care for Yourself during Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). You may have seen a lot of posts on social media, gotten emails, and overheard conversations on campus, at work, or in the community about sexual violence. SAAM is a great way to raise awareness, talk about prevention,...

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Healthcare Advances under New Administration

Aisha N. Davis Today, Governor Pritzker helped bring the State of Illinois up to speed in LGBTQ healthcare policy by beginning the process of removing and revising rules related to Medicaid coverage for gender-affirming surgeries. Barriers to healthcare access for...

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Looking Toward a Brighter Future

By Aisha N. Davis Yesterday, Chicago history was made as Lori Lightfoot was elected mayor. As the first Black woman elected to lead Chicago, and the first openly queer person to campaign for mayor, Lightfoot had already written a few new lines in Chicago’s history....

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Howard Brown Wants to Remind You – Don’t Forget to Vote!

Aisha N. Davis, Esq., Manager of Policy & Advocacy On Tuesday, Chicagoans will return to the polls to cast votes for the mayoral runoff election. This notable day will also select aldermen for 15 wards. For many reasons, this election is important, but one very...

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Let’s Talk About Bi+ Health

This month, Howard Brown Health is highlighting the “B” in LGBTQ and recognizing Bisexual Health Month. As with every other part of our community, we honor the countless contributions and support of all of our bi+ community members and patients.  If you are wondering what bi+ means, it is inclusive of bisexual and also other people who are attracted to more than one gender identity, like non-binary people.  Bi+ includes other fluid sexual orientations like pansexual and queer. Here at Howard Brown, we recognize that bi+ people face biphobia from both straight and queer spaces, including assumptions and stereotypes about bi+ people. In an effort to combat these harmful presumptions, here are five common misconceptions about bi+ people – and why you should avoid them.

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Happy International Women’s Day from Howard Brown Health!

Amy Nicole Miller, Manager of Women’s Health Services & Aisha N. Davis, Manager of Policy & Advocacy Today is International Women’s Day – a day where we take the time to celebrate women, their achievements, their contributions, and their unique attributions to...

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Howard Brown Health Board of Directors Seeks New Members

Howard Brown Health is seeking candidates for the Board of Directors. Board members provide high-level governance and fiduciary oversight to advance the organization’s mission. Ideal candidates meet criteria established to ensure a diverse and skilled governing Board....

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Let’s Talk About

In 2019, Howard Brown Health will begin fostering dialog about issues that affect your health, life, and well-being. We believe that real talk has real impact. When we have honest conversations about healthcare, race, privilege, sex, and gender, we are better able to...

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