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Jun 8, 2021

La Clinica's statement on Pride Month 2021

Pride Month 2021

At La Clinica del Pueblo, we are committed to LGBTQ+ health and believe that health is a human right. In our mission, we firmly declare that we seek to build a healthy Latinx community through culturally appropriate services that are focused on the most underserved populations. We understand that all forms of oppression adversely affect health.

#PrideMonth is celebrated every June to affirm the rights of the LGBTQ+ community and to honor the political advocacy of several ‘60s POC activists who organized against the police brutality and oppression that existed towards the LGBTQ+ community. Nonetheless, we continue to see structural violence throughout the country in the efforts aimed at suppressing the rights of transgender people, even in the midst of a pandemic.

We would like to highlight that historically, LGBTQ + immigrant communities -especially transgender people- face high levels of violence and discrimination due to their sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, class, and immigration status. This intersectionality of factors leads these individuals to experience greater risks to their mental and physical health. Additionally, a lack of knowledge of services and resources to adequately meet needs within existing systems generates greater exclusion, limiting #HealthForAll.

Throughout this month and all year long, we invite you to join La Clinica in celebrating equality, equity, & social justice as well as encouraging your families, friends, and community to continue to educate themselves on the importance of solidarity action with LGBTQ+ immigrant communities -especially transgender people- to create a healthy, more inclusive, and more equitable community for all.

#TransLivesMatter #LGBTQLivesMatter #LGBTQRightsAreHumanRights #SaludSinBarreras #HealthEquity