A Message from The Equi Institute
In the wake of the election results, we are feeling saddened, angered, and scared as we move to protect and care for ourselves and our LGBTQI2S community physically, mentally, and spiritually. We are already experiencing increased numbers of calls from patients wanting to access affirming health care. We want you to know that we are listening, working towards providing referrals for resources, and doing our best to serve as an anchor in the storm.
We actively reject and fight the racism, misogyny, homophobia and transphobia, xenophobia, bullying, and inciting of violence espoused by the presidential elect and many of his supporters. In its stead we will continue to work for a more just world through serving and fiercely advocating for our patients and community, organizing and allying with other organizations, engaging in intersectional struggles, and continuing to show up.
We are currently working on a legal paperwork clinic for changing names and gender markers, and exploring the best ways to share resources, information, and support that will help our community navigate the coming changes.
We are currently accepting new patients for our naturopathic physicians, who provide primary and trans related care, and also for our acupuncturist, chiropractor, and counselor. If you’d like to find out more information about their services or payment options, please see our website: equi-institute.org.
If you need support or are in crisis, please call:
- Multnomah County crisis line at 503-988-4888
- The Trans Lifeline at the US: (877) 565-8860 Canada: (877) 330-6366
- National Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255
Your precious difference is so loved and valuable. You are beautiful, bright, and resilient.
“Struggling souls catch light from other souls who are fully lit and willing to show it.”
-Clarissa Pinkola Estes (Excerpt: We were made for these times)