Transgender Day of Visibility 2023 in Orange County

International Transgender Day of Visibility is an annual event dedicated to celebrating the lives of transgender and non-binary people and raising awareness of discrimination. As a longstanding provider of trans healthcare and hormone replacement therapy in Orange County, Radiant Health Centers is once again proud to support this special day. Join us and the many people coming together to highlight transgender communities around the world.

What Is Transgender Day of Visibility?

Transgender Day of Visibility takes place every year on March 31. Dating back to 2009, the event was created by Rachel Crandall, a Michigan-based transgender activist. From its very beginning, addressing and helping change the common media narratives about transgender people was a central focus.

This event was intended to celebrate the many accomplishments of transgender and non-binary people worldwide – while still recognizing the issues with discrimination, justice and transgender barriers to physical and mental healthcare. With the eyes of the world on the transgender community, Transgender Day of Visibility is truly a unique opportunity to draw attention to the experiences of trans people, and to continue the focus on making improvements in healthcare (and in related social and legal concerns).

Understanding the Importance of Transgender Day of Visibility

As reported by GLAAD, there were over 200 anti-LGBTQ bills filed in the United States in 2022, with over half targeting transgender people. The growing visibility of trans and non-binary people has delivered many benefits, but there are also issues with misinformation and even vilification by politicians and the media. Transgender Day of Visibility is a chance to tell authentic stories – and to bring a greater understanding of the transgender community to the general public.

How to Take Part in Transgender Day of Visibility 2023

With an emphasis on increasing visibility, on March 31 we will celebrate the trans community and also acknowledge that challenges still exist. As an ally, you can play your part by amplifying the messages, stories, news and statistics published on social media and blogs. You can also search for local Orange County events and spread the word to a broader audience.

How Radiant Health Centers Supports the Transgender Community

At Radiant Health Centers we offer a safe, welcoming environment for transgender people in Orange County. From our LGBTQ+ counseling and mental health services to hormone replacement therapy (HRT), we deliver compassionate care to our clients.

HRT is available to the LGBTQIA2S (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Two-Spirit) community at our medical clinic. Those with HRT questions or who would like an initial evaluation can speak with our knowledgeable team.

Contact Us for Hormone Replacement Therapy and LGBTQ+ Healthcare Services

Radiant Health Centers is Orange County’s leading LGBTQ+ medical clinic, providing HRT, primary care, testing and other treatments. Contact us today for more information on the transitioning process, including our counseling services. Call (949) 809-5700 or request an appointment now.

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National LGBTQ Health Awareness Week in Irvine

This week, March 20th–24th, 2023, Radiant Health Centers will join together with thousands of individuals, organizations and media outlets to recognize National LGBTQ Health Awareness Week. As the largest LGBTQ+ medical clinic in Orange County, raising awareness of the physical and mental health challenges faced by many in the community is close to our hearts. As always, this period provides a unique opportunity to impact the health of a great number of LGBTQ+ people across Orange County.

National LGBTQ Health Awareness Week Is Here

Each year, National LGBTQ Health Awareness Week is a chance to reach a broad audience to discuss LGBTQ+ health issues. With many people in the community struggling to access inclusive, compassionate and affirming healthcare services, this week helps shine a light on the persistent challenges.

There are many ways you can support LGBTQ+ health equity in Orange County, but spreading the word to a wider audience takes a united effort. With issues ranging from accessibility of HIV care and a lack of youth services to mental health and trans health issues, National LGBTQ Health Awareness Week is a further opportunity to end the stigma and promote healthy living for all.

The Importance of National LGBTQ Health Awareness Week

Last year’s 20th National LGBTQ Health Awareness Week broke records, and really highlighted the power of collaboration within the community. In total, 13.3 million people were reached through social media channels. Forty media outlets reported on the many events as thousands of participants contributed to valuable conversations on LGBTQ+ health.

How Radiant Health Centers Contributes to Improving LGBTQ+ Health

At Radiant Health Centers, we have been at the forefront of LGBTQ+ healthcare in Orange County for more than 30 years. Many of the goals of this vital week align perfectly with our mission of delivering compassionate, stigma-free healthcare.

We have significantly expanded our services from our beginnings as a volunteer-led organization providing support during the AIDS epidemic. Patients can now visit our Irvine medical clinic for HIV testing and treatment, family planning, hormone replacement therapy and STD testing. These services are offered in a confidential, knowledgeable and LGBTQ+-friendly environment where we are committed to improving the health of our clients.

Over the years we have also grown our primary medical care services to better provide for Orange County’s LGBTQ+ community. Our services include everything from health screenings to chronic disease management. And during National LGBTQ Health Awareness Week we will continue to work towards improving health outcomes for now, and long into the future.

Orange County’s Leading LGBTQ+ Primary Care and Medical Clinic

Radiant Health Centers provides safe and reliable healthcare services from our Irvine medical clinic. For access to patient-focused HIV treatment, STD testing, primary care services and counseling, contact us today. Call (949) 809-5700 or request an appointment now.

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Orange County LGBTQ+ annual gala

The event of the season returns once again with the announcement of the Radiant Health Centers’ 37th Annual Gala. Taking place on Saturday, June 3, 2023, the Gala promises to be the perfect start to Pride Month in a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community in Orange County. If you were lucky enough to attend last year’s sold-out event, you’ll know this magical night is not to be missed. And with tickets in high demand, you’ll want to act quickly to secure your table or tickets.

What You Need to Know About the Annual Gala 2023

The 37th Annual Gala is an outdoor event taking place at the Turnip Rose Promenade in Costa Mesa. Guests will enter an enchanted Shakespearean forest filled with nymphs, fairies, royalty and mere mortals for a spectacular theme – A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Join us as we bring Shakespeare’s moonlit vision to life for a whimsical, fairytale event of fun, dancing and unforgettable experiences. Live entertainment includes a live auction, silent auction prizes, mouthwatering food and so much more.

As always, the Annual Gala will have a lasting legacy, with funds raised going towards the important goal of improving LGBTQ+ healthcare equity and HIV care for the Orange County community. Along with our LGBTQ+ year-end appeal and other fundraisers, the generosity of so many people continues to play a dramatic role in the availability of and access to much-needed health services.

The 2023 Radiant Compassion Award

The Radiant Compassion Award is a chance to honor the incredible work, activism and advocacy of an individual in the community. This year’s recipient is the Broadway star and LGBTQ+ activist Javier Muñoz.

As the star of the award-winning musical “Hamilton” and co-creator of the Alexander Hamilton role, Javier is renowned for his performances on Broadway. But he is also a committed advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and people living with HIV/AIDS, working as a (RED) global ambassador and serving on the board of trustees for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Join Us at the 37th Annual Gala

Individuals, companies and organizations who wish to sponsor the Gala can contact us to discuss the available opportunities. By supporting the Gala, not only will you be a visible presence at the event of the season in Orange County, you can also make a valuable contribution to healthcare in the community.

From VIP tables to tributes in the program, there are many opportunities to support the compassionate healthcare delivered by Radiant Health Centers. And with tickets sure to sell out, make sure to register and donate to this year’s event.

LGBTQ+ Medical Care and Counseling Services in Orange County

Radiant Health Centers delivers compassionate primary care, HIV treatment, counseling and youth programs for the LGBTQ+ community. Visit us at our medical clinic in Irvine or use our telehealth services. Call (949) 809-5700 or request an appointment now.