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Happy Transgender Day of Visibility

Posted March 31, 2022

bronze pig draped in transgender flag
🏳️‍⚧It’s Transgender Day of Visibility!🏳️‍⚧ Today we especially uplift young trans people in our community and their right to live healthy, thriving lives.

Did you know that nearly 50% of trans patients report having to teach their medical providers about transgender care? The trans community has a right to comprehensive medical care from skilled and sensitive healthcare providers. That’s why our legacy partner Neighborcare Health provides comprehensive gender-affirming care and referrals to trans and gender non-conforming patients in the downtown area. Neighborcare clinics also provide access to behavioral and mental health care teams with experience supporting TGNB (Transgender and Gender Non-binary) patients, as well as social services and information about community resources.

Our community also deserves access to safe, affirming learning spaces. Pike Market Child Care and Preschool works to provide an inclusive high-quality learning environment for young students, and has welcomed gay and trans parents since the very beginning. Teachers at the preschool have engaged in antibias training since 1991 and gender equity is an important part of their early learning model.

Thank you to Neighborcare and the preschool for working to provide inclusive, equitable care to our neighbors. Together with our service partners, we are committed to supporting the health, safety, and economic stability of trans and gender-nonconforming neighbors at Pike Place Market. 💗