Captive Minds

By Suzanne Deakins for PQ Monthly

History is satiated with what happens in a civilization when intellectuals and basically intelligent people turn their back on the ignominious lawmakers. Today, other than a few exceptions the intelligentsia, no matter what their economic …

White House Updates the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

By TJ Acena, PQ Monthly

Late last week the White House released an update the 2010 National HIV/AIDS Strategy. While it keeps the four objectives set in 2010 (reducing infections, increasing access to care, reducing disparities in health care, and coordinating …

Take Pride in Taking Care of Your Health

By Jimmy Radosta

In honor of LGBTQ Pride Month, Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette is proud to reaffirm our commitment to the rights and health of LGBTQ people.

We understand that LGBTQ people have unique health care needs. We believe that everyone deserves …

Gatekeeping: The Dark History of Trans Health Care

Trans people, desperate for treatment, learned to conform at the time to the patriarchal, homophobic standards enforced by the gatekeepers they encountered.

By Leela Ginelle, PQ Monthly

At the start of my transition, I recall talking to a friend about my medical …

Oregon law protects trans healthcare rights

Basic Rights Oregon Trans Justice Program Manager tash shatz calls the decision a “sea change.” Photo courtesy of BRO
By Erin Rook, PQ Monthly

Transgender individuals are routinely denied medically-necessary health care based solely on their gender identity. But now, denying care …