California LGBT Health and Human Services Network
November / 03 / 2017
Network Call Follow Up

Thank you for joining us on the Network Call this week. Here is the follow up information we discussed:

FAIR Education Act Event Information

November 9, 2017
Final Meeting to Approve LGBTQ+ Inclusive History
Press Advisory

Suggested Talking Points

Transgender Awareness Week Events 
Nov 14 - Transgender Awareness Day - San Francisco
Nov 15 - Transgender Health Town Hall - San Bernadino
Nov 18-19 - Trans Youth Care Symposium - Santa Barbara

Transgender Day of Remembrance Events 
November 16 - San Mateo County
November 18 - Sacramento
November 19 - Ventura County
November 19 - Orange County
November 20 - Stockton
November 20 - Fresno
November 20 - Santa Rosa
November 20 - Contra Costa County

Transgender Awareness and Remembrance events can also be found on our website
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. 

You can access the Power Point notes from The Network's November call on our website

Affordable Care Act - Open Enrollment Begins

Across the nation, ACA open enrollment began November 1st.  Out 2 Enroll offers many resources on their site to support LGBTQ+ health consumers. Here is some helpful information:
  • Health plans and prices change each year - and the amount of financial help they can get may change too. 
  • 80% of LGBT people want to meet with an assister that understands LGBT-specific issues. Consumers can get free in-person LGBT friendly help from an expert using Out 2 Enroll's Locator Tool
  • LGBTQ people are protected from discrimination in health care and health insurance. Section 1557's non-discrimination protections are still in place. 
  • Health insurance is better than ever for transgender people who can expect more and demand more. Trans consumers should enroll and expect that transition-related care will be covered. 

#Out4MentalHealth has created California specific social media outreach that we encourage you to use when communicating with your community. Sample social media posts can be found here.

Our community partners at NorCal Mental Health America are conducting a consumer survey   to figure out what mental health needs and issues are most important to folks who use mental health services in California . This is your opportunity to help inform policy makers and get entered to win $100 gift card ! Please take the survey and pass it on to other folks. We want to make sure our LGBTQ+ community is represented when identifying mental health needs and policies. 
Upcoming Events

November 4, 2017 - Covered California Bus Tour - Bakersfield
November 4-5, 2017 - Palm Springs LGBT Pride
November 9, 2017 -  State Board of Education : Final Meeting to Approve LGBTQ+ Inclusive History
November 10-12, 2017 - National Transgender Health Summit - San Francisco
November 11, 2017 - Mid Fall Masquerade Ball - Ventura County
November 14-20, 2017 - Transgender Awareness Week - Various Events and Locations
November 19, 2017 - Transgender and Allies Meditation Retreat - Woodacre
December 20, 2017 - Equality Town Hall - Los Angeles
January 25-28, 2018 -
Finding Freedom: LGBTQ Symposium - Palm Springs