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Who could oppose the idea of ensuring patients are never discriminated against by hospitals because of their sexual orientations, their gender identities or their gender expressions? Sadly, the answer is federal policymakers. High-ranking officials in the executive branch are systematically tearing out even the humblest measures aimed at upholding the basic American values of fairness and equality. The New York Times recently reported that disturbing new rules are coming out of the Department of Health and Human Services following approval by the U.S. Department of Justice.

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If there was a call to action that came out of the most recent engagement of LGBTs in the News with Thom Senzee, America’s longest-touring LGBTQ panel series, it was delivered by Dr. Sean Cahill, director of health care policy research at The Fenway Institute, based in Boston.

“If we’re not counted, we don’t count,” the influential LGBTQ health-policy think tank’s research leader said to an audience of about 120 members of the public, the media, clinicians, social-service workers and other policy professionals at the May 1st engagement of LGBTs in the News, held in Costa Mesa and presented by Radiant Health Centers (formerly AIDS Services Foundation). The panel focused on a range of LGBTQ community health issues under the banner, “Resolving Disparities, Overcoming Barriers.”

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While treatment for HIV and AIDS has come a long way, Daniel Garza shares his journey and the truth about living with the disease.

From the time Daniel Garza was 5 years old, he knew he was attracted to boys. But coming from a Mexican Catholic background, facing the realization took years. When he was 3 years old, Garza’s family left Mexico to immigrate to Dallas, Texas. “As a first-generation American and only son of a Mexican, Catholic, conservative family, a lot of pressure and expectations that come along with that,” Garza tells Healthline.

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To aid in building the first LGBTQ health center in Orange County and to bring Radiant Health Centers to the next level, Stairway to the Stars is a special fundraising event to mark the campaign’s kick-off. Taking place Saturday, June 2 at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel the evening’s festivities will feature former CNN anchor and accomplished television journalist and broadcaster, Rudi Bakhtiar as the evening’s emcee. Headlining entertainment includes singer-songwriter and Tony award-winning actor, Levi Kreis and actor-comedian Jason Stuart.

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Today we’d like to introduce you to Philip Yaeger.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I first got involved as a volunteer with AIDS Services Foundation Orange County, which was our organization’s name for its first 32 years. In 1993, a family friend had suddenly passed away from a lung infection that I realized was caused by AIDS. Because of the stigma, our friends had to go through this ordeal without the support of friends and the community. I wanted to do something about this and make a difference for people with AIDS and their families and loved ones.

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Start this Cinco De Mayo with a 5K Walk for a good cause. The 32nd Annual AIDS Walk OC returns to Orange County on Saturday, May 5, starting and ending at William R. Mason Park. The AIDS Walk in OC is one of the oldest in the country. it expects to draw hundreds of people and raise thousands of dollars to support the men, women and children living with HIV in Orange County and it provide resources to prevent the spread of HIV.

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Who could oppose the idea of ensuring patients are never discriminated against by hospitals because of their sexual orientation, their gender identity, or their gender expression? Sadly, the answer is federal health and justice policymakers. High-ranking officials are systematically tearing out even the humblest measures aimed at upholding the basic American values of fairness and equality.

The New York Times reported Saturday that disturbing new rules are coming out of the Department of Health and Human Services, following approval by the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Radiant Indeed
An ASO in Orange County dismantles barriers to care

I know all too well how precious good health is and how any support becomes vital for those diagnosed, as well as their families. Three of my kids have had years of mysterious illnesses during which surviving each day was the only focus. Today, I am still a little triggered upon becoming aware of details of one who has poor health. That doesn’t stop me from learning more, it’s just something I notice. Yet, I was surprised by how moved I felt at the Gala held every January for Radiant Health Centers (RHC) in Orange County, California. Jonathan Sweet and Garrett Brewer were on the planning committee and invited A&U’s Senior Editor Sean Black and me to this night of delicious food and great entertainment.

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After Santa Ana city officials shut down Orange County’s only needle exchange months ago, the program may return as a mobile service in Santa Ana, Anaheim, Orange and Costa Mesa.

The move — pending state approval — would widen the influence of the Orange County Needle Exchange Program, which formerly operated out of the Santa Ana Civic Center until city officials denied the group’s permit application in mid-January, citing an increased number of discarded syringes in the area.

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Rise Above AIDS, together! AIDS Walk OC is gearing up for its 32nd annual fundraising event. Setting a goal to #EndtheEpidemic by 2025, AIDS Walk OC is aiming to raise $350,000, the total surpassed by last year’s event. The event offers a 5 km walk and Red Ribbon 5 km Fun Run, as well as opportunities to support and cheer the participants. Benefitting Radiant Health Centers, funds raised will help men, women, and children impacted by HIV/AIDS in Orange County access vital services, as well as prevention and education efforts in the region.

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