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Remembering Larry Kramer: A Legacy in LGBTQ Health

From: Bronx Voice
Bronx Voice has featured VNSNY LGBTQ Program Director Arthur Fitting in a piece recalling Larry Kramer's achievements and relentless pursuit of equality for members of the LGBTQ community, including efforts that paved the way for specialized programs and health plans like SelectHealth from VNSNY CHOICE, which serves Medicaid-eligible New Yorkers living with HIV, individuals of transgender experience, and homeless individuals.
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City & State Features VNSNY RN on List of “Queens Heroes”

From: City & State
VNSNY RN Cidric Trinidad has been recognized by City & State as one of 18 COVID-19 "Queens Heroes." The list honors health care workers and members of the Queens community who have been at the forefront of the coronavirus pandemic and have met the challenge in different ways. Cidric's profile highlights his role as a VNSNY nurse on the front lines.
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Riding the PRIDE 2020 Transgender Roller Coaster — With Pride

From: Medium
Medium has featured VNSNY Gender Affirmation Program Director Shannon Whittington, RN, MSN, CCM LGBTQ Health, in an opinion piece that highlights VNSNY's ongoing efforts to address racial inequality and health care disparities in the wake of startling new policies implemented by the federal government.
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From AIDS to Coronavirus and Beyond

From: Medium
Medium has published a piece by Arthur Fitting, VNSNY Director of LGBTQ Community Outreach and Programs, titled, "From AIDS to the Coronavirus and Beyond: Let’s Break the Shackles of History, Together." The piece, which links to the VNSNY PRIDE 2020 "We Are the World" video, is a call-to-action for "bringing all communities to the healthcare table" and recognizing that "we are all connected to one another."
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From the Baseline to the Front Line: Cidric Trinidad

From: United States Tennis Association (USTA)
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) has featured VNSNY RN, Cidric Trinidad in a new online series honoring members of the USTA Eastern community who are officials or health care providers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the piece, Cidric provides insights into his work with VNSNY, including how he helps patients recover safely at home once they've been discharged from the hospital. Cidric also shares his thoughts on what it means to be a part of the LGBTQ community and how his love of tennis has helped him cope during this difficult period.
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BroadwayWorld Features VNSNY LGBTQ Pride Music Video

From: BroadwayWorld
BroadwayWorld has featured an article on its website called “Rupaul’s Drag Race Queens Join Call for Diversity in 'We Are the World.” The post features VNSNY’s 2020 LGBTQ Pride ‘We Are the World’ music video, sung by some of New York’s top drag queens, including queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race, and celebrates VNSNY’s diverse staff and commitment to ensuring equal access to healthcare for people of all races, ages, sexualities, and gender identities.
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