Whitman-Walker Blog

Moving the Needle on Reproductive Justice and Family Planning in DC

April 17, 2017

By Guillaume Bagal, Public Policy Associate Earlier this month, the Collaborative Reproduction Amendment Act became law in DC after completing its Congressional review period. The passage of this bill brings an end to the District’s criminalization of surrogacy parenting, and offers a framework to regulate surrogate parenting agreements. This victory is the result of four…

A Major Step Forward for LGBTQ Civil Rights

April 13, 2017

By Daniel Bruner, Senior Director of Policy Last week, a major decision on the rights of lesbian, gay and bisexual people under federal employment discrimination law was issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College. The court issued a rare “en banc” ruling (all of the Judges on…

Community Connection Series

March 24, 2017

Introducing our new Community Connection Series! About the Community Connections Series Throughout 2017, Whitman-Walker Health is holding a series of conversations with several different constituency groups to learn more about how we can connect with you as a member of our Whitman-Walker family – beyond providing high-quality, affirming care.  We want to know what types of events…

Summit on Black Lives: Black America’s Response to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

February 8, 2017

By Guillaume Bagal, Public Policy Associate I recently attended the Summit on Black Lives, a two-day gathering in DC of Black HIV/AIDS public policy experts. It was hosted by the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), in collaboration with the National Black Gay Men’s Advocacy Coalition, SisterLove, National Black Women’s HIV/AIDS Network, and the Global Network…

Immigration Help: You Have Rights!

December 1, 2016

Dear Whitman-Walker Family and Community, Like you, we were stunned by last month’s election results, and understandably, we are receiving many calls from clients worried about the immigration consequences under President-elect Donald Trump. While we all await more information about what to expect from the new administration as of January 2017, please remember that right…

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