Yesterday, on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, Pride at Work President Emeritus Howard Wallace passed away. Howard, 76, had been struggling with Alzheimer’s for several years and was in hospice here in San Francisco, cared for by a number of friends and members of the labor and LGBT communities. Organizing since the 1960’s, Howard was known throughout [...]
San Francisco Pride at Work/HAVOQ is a group of queer activists fighting for our rights in the broadest terms possible, in solidarity with other social justice movements. Queer rights are connected to the economic and social rights of all queers.
One focus of our current work is transgender healthcare and workplace rights. We are campaigning to end transgender exclusions in health insurance policies. We are also working with union members and leaders to ensure that queer and trans rights are respected in union workplaces. Finally SF Pride at Work HAVOQ is part of the nationwide effort to pass the federal Employment Non-discrimination Act to protect workers against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation AND gender identity.
From the Transgender Law Center: 11/7/12: Find original post here. See another article in The Advocate. San Francisco Health Commission Votes to Provide Equal Health Care Access to Transgender Patients Covered by Healthy SF SAN FRANCISCO – Transgender Law Center celebrated a unanimous vote today by the San Francisco Health Commission, the governing and policy-making [...]
Local and National Trans-Healthcare Victories this Summer: Affordable Care Act Expands Healthcare Rights of LGBT Communities: The Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed that the prohibition on sex-based discrimination under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes gender identity. This means this means that any hospital, clinic or healthcare program receiving federal funding cannot [...]
Please join us for our 6th Annual Variety Show and Fundraiser to support all of the work we do. Dancing, live music, burlesque, drag, gay haircuts, delicious food, raffle, and more!
by Elizabeth S. Q. Goodman, third-year graduate student in Mathematics, July 21, 2012 on the Stanford Static Blog On a typically beautiful Sunday in San Francisco, at the annual Pride parade of June 24, I joined SF Pride at Work for the second of two protests. We had one focus: to demand that Kaiser Permanente, [...]
The Allied Media Conference offers hands-on trainings and strategy sessions in a wide-range of media practices. This year, for the 14th annual Allied Media Conference, five of us trekked to Detroit to attend the conference and present on Fabulosity and our various media work. Check out the livestream/ recording of much of our talk below! [...]
We are co-hosting UNITED IN ANGER: A HISTORY OF ACT UP with SOUL’s School of Unity and Liberation. Join us for a screening and afterparty! FRIDAY, AUGUST 3 7:30- midnight. 518 Valencia: The Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics screening + AFTERPARTY with DJ Golden Cobra (soul, funk, hip hop & house) Suggested donation: [...]
How does Kaiser discriminate against trans people? Kaiser and many major healthcare providers discriminate against transgender people by refusing to cover medically necessary treatment sought by patients and recommended by doctors. Every health care provider has a list of exclusions: products and services they will not cover under any circumstances. Kaiser includes healthcare needs of [...]
By Judy Greenspan: Published Jun 27, 2012 : Workers World The foremothers and forefathers of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer movements would have been proud of the series of protests and actions held in the Bay Area the last weekend in June. At a time when commercialization and corporate buyouts of LGBTQ heritage [...]
On Pride Sunday, San Francisco Pride at Work/HAVOQ along with a large contingent of OccuPride activists streamed into the street in front of the Kaiser Permanente float, surrounding their pink thrive balloons with the message, “Trans people don’t thrive when Kaiser discriminates.” Pride at Work decided to take action as part of an ongoing campaign [...]