Today is Trans Day of Remembrance

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Please click the post link to see the image, full text, and video. From GLAAD: "Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. You can read more about the Transgender Day of Remembrance below, and find out how you can participate. Additionally, during the week of November 13-19, people and organizations around the country participate in Transgender Awareness Week to help raise the visibility of transgender people and address the issues trans people face."
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October 23rd was the National Day of Action to End Violence Against Women with HIV!

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Please click the post link to see image and full post! Monday October 23rd was the National Day of Action to End Violence Against Women with HIV, but our actions don't have to be limited to one day alone. Check out this website for the holiday for more information! From the Positive Women's Network: "Why is there a National Day of Action to End Violence Against Women Living with HIV? Women living with HIV are twice as likely to experience intimate partner violence (IPV) and five times as likely to experience lifetime sexual assault as the general population of women. Data also shows that women of trans experience, who are the population most affected by HIV in the U.S., are at elevated risk for violent hate crimes, which all too…
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Today is National Transgender HIV Testing Day!

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  According to AIDS.gov: "National Transgender HIV Testing Day is a day to recognize the importance of routine HIV testing, status awareness and continued focus on HIV prevention and treatment efforts among transgender and gender non-binary people. The initiative encourages community-based organizations, health jurisdictions and HIV prevention programs to host local transgender HIV testing community events and/or develop trans-specific HIV testing campaign materials and resources." Visit this page on AIDS.gov or this article by POZ Magazine for more information on why this day is needed and what you can do to spread awareness! Caring Communities welcomes people of all genders and offers FREE and confidential HIV testing at all three of our office locations in Wilkes-Barre (570-829-2700), Hazleton (570-454-2700), and Berwick (570-752-5655).
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