California LGBT Health and Human Services Network
November / 28 / 2017
World AIDS Day

Please join us December 1st in honoring those who have lost their lives to HIV/AIDS and reaffirming our commitment to ending this epidemic. 

A list of  California World AIDS Day Events can be found on our website. If you do not see your event, please email us to add it.

More than 1.1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV today, and one in seven of them don't know it. Please take the time today to  Get Tested.

We have created a California Social Media Toolkit. You can also find more information about national resources here

December 07, 2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am 

Call in Number: 866-906-7447
Conference Code: 4914724#
Web Conference Link

In This Issue

The Network Listserv  is available for member use to share information about upcoming LGBTQ events, campaigns, sign-on letters, share resources, and find partners for collaboration.

We have "upgraded" our Network calls to now include  Web Conferencing. All of our monthly calls can be accessed each month by using this   web conferencing link . If you have a reoccurring calendar appointment, please be sure to update it to include this information. 

People living with HIV experience mental illness at significantly higher rates than the general population. 

The rate of co-occurring mental illnesses in people with HIV was so high that "having a single mental health diagnosis was the exception rather than the rule." 

Specifically, people living with HIV have: 2 to 5 times higher rates of depression, up to 4 times higher rates of depression among women with HIV than women who do not have HIV, and higher rates of anxiety.

People with HIV are as much as 20 times more likely to have experienced trauma than the general population 

The source material for these findings can be found here in the SAMHSA report.
LGBTQ-inclusive history coming to CA schools

On November 10, the California Board of Education approved the first set of textbooks that feature LGBTQ-inclusive history and social science curriculum required by the FAIR Education Act. After months of advocacy from the FAIR Coalition, the Board approved only those text books that include LGBTQ content. We'd like to send s special shout out to Our Family Coalition for their outstanding leadership!

Upcoming Events

Dec 02 -  LGBTQ Book Sale  - Sacramento
Dec 02 -  Hmong Queer Celebration  - Sacramento
Dec 02 -  Ladies Brunch  - Los Angeles
Dec 09 -  A Holiday Gathering  - Santa Rosa
Dec 09-10 -  Queer Magic Makers  - Oakland
Dec 10 -  Jolly St. Knickers Run  - Los Angeles
Dec 14 -  Sparkle: Trans Winter Ball  - San Francisco
Dec 20 -  Equality Town Hall  - Los Angeles
Jan 13 -  Surrogacy Conference & Expo  - San Francisco
Jan 25-28 -  Finding Freedom: LGBTQ Symposium  - Palm Springs
Mar 03 -  AIDS Walk and Health Fair  - Ventura