Introducing Howard Brown Health Pride 2023: Serving Your Body, Heart, and Mind. With Pleasure.
(Chicago, IL, June 6, 2023) – As the LGBTQ+ community has increasingly faced targeted attacks, we urge everyone to remember that these attacks go beyond demonizing queerness: they jeopardize queer people’s ability to stay healthy, stay housed, and stay safe. This Pride Month, Howard Brown Health not only remains steadfast in our commitment to providing quality sexual, reproductive, and transition care, but we want to remind people across the country that queer people are far more than who they love or how they live.
Howard Brown has been fighting for the LGBTQ+ community for nearly 50 years now. In that time, we have learned some lessons. We know that gay and lesbian people need more than just sexual and reproductive care. We know that transgender people need more than just hormone replacement therapy. We know that every member of our community needs holistic, affirming care. Because of this, we are here to make sure that every part of you gets the attention and respect that it deserves.
With the upcoming opening of the new Halsted clinic and the organization’s 50th anniversary approaching, Howard Brown aims to firmly state who we are and what role we play in our communities:
“In all the work that we do, Howard Brown is here to serve our communities with pleasure. From our Patient Access Center team to our clinical leadership, every one of us comes to work each day because what we do gets us closer to a future where everyone has access to affirming, competent care for their needs.”Wren O’Kelley, Associate Director of Marketing and Communications
To create the With Pleasure campaign, Howard Brown worked with HausCo, a Chicago-based and queer-owned marketing communications firm:
“Howard Brown Health’s work is critical to the health of so many communities across Chicago, especially for LGBTQ+ folx. As someone who has personally benefited from Howard Brown’s services, this collaboration is an honor. We are thrilled to partner with Howard Brown staff to expand the reach of their life-changing work and help more Chicagoans access the quality, affirming care that they deserve.”Kevin Hauswirth, HausCo CEO
Howard Brown serves the bodies, hearts, and minds of the LGBTQ+ community every day. Because serving our community with pleasure is the best way we know to build a better, more equitable future for all.
Rooted in LGBTQ+ liberation, Howard Brown Health provides affirming healthcare and mobilizes for social justice as an agent of change for individual wellbeing and community empowerment. Howard Brown envisions a future where healthcare and transformative social policies actualize human rights and equity for all. Howard Brown offers primary care, behavioral health, and social services at 11 clinics across the city, regardless of ability to pay.
Wren O’Kelley, Associate Director of Communications and Marketing