IDEA2 Resident DEIA

DEIA Committee Black History Month 101 – Week 1

Given February is upon us, we wanted to take a moment each week over the course of the month to commemorate Black History Month. Each week we will be highlighting a prominent Black female figure and resources for you to learn more, along with spotlighting a local STL Black owned business for you to check out!

This week we would like to spotlight Marsha P (“pay it no mind”) Johnson and transgender care in OBGYN


Marsha was a transgender woman, self-identified drag queen, and activist for the LGBTQ community and gay rights movement in the 60’s.

Marsha P. Johnson
DOCUMENTARY – The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

Directed by David France, written with Mark Blane

Runtime: 105 minutes

Stream on: Netflix  (Watch the full trailer)


Learn more about the Marsha P. Johnson Institute


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 disproportionately 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. 


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 Instragram:

Thank you so much for reading! We will continue to keep you updated on events and resources this month. We welcome any feedback or suggestions. 


DEIA Committee (Christina, Mitra, Halley, Jinai, Bridget)