This week we would like to spotlight Marsha P (“pay it no mind”) Johnson and transgender care in OBGYN.
**TLDR: Marsha P Johnson was a prominent advocate and Black transgender woman, check out the article and documentary below. See attached for info on transgender health disparities and guidelines for care in the PERIOPERATIVE setting. Stop on Cherokee Street for amazing brews and burgers at Black Coffee and Burger 809. **
Marsha was a transgender woman, self-identified drag queen, and activist for the LGBTQ community and gay rights movement in the 60’s.
DOCUMENTARY – on her life and tragic death
The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson
Directed by David France, written with Mark Blane
Runtime: 105 minutes
Stream on: Netflix
Learn more about the Marsha P. Johnson Institute here:
TRANSGENDER HEALTH DISPARITIES
Attached please find a report by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation on transgender violence, along with guidelines for transgender care in the perioperative setting and gaps in transgender care within OBGYN.
Anti-transgender bias + structural racism = devastating levels of discrimination
Fatal anti-transgender violence dispropriationaly affects people of color.
In the Anti-Transgender Violence Report in 2019, Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s found 71% of all known victims of anti-transgender fatal violence from 2013-2019 were black transgender women.
LOCAL STL SPOTLIGHT:
Needing a fresh cup of coffee? Black Coffee will be returning 2/2/22 to the Luminary Arts on Cherokee Street serving up fresh brews.
Looking for lunch and perhaps a brew? Check out Burger 809, newly located at Bluewood Brewery on Cherokee Street for out of this world sliders
For more resources, check out the Black OBGYN Project Resource List below or on Instagram: