Category Archives: LGBTQQIA

Announcement: LGBT Americans and the Affordable Care Act

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The Affordable Care Act helps LGBT Americans by

  • preventing insurers from denying coverage or charging a higher premium because of a pre-existing condition or because someone is LGBT.
  • removing lifetime dollar limits as well as annual limits on coverage.
  • allowing LGBT adults and teens to get screened for HIV and depression without paying co-pays or deductibles. Other preventive services (i.e. cervical cancer screening, obesity counseling, and well-woman visits) are covered at no extra cost.
  • helping more LGBT Americans find affordable health insurance.

End of DOMA and Prop 8 informational articles

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Click here for links to post-DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) and prop 8 fact sheets and articles.

The site provides information about immigration, federal student aid (FAFSA), federal taxes, medicaid, military spousal benefits, supplemental security income for aged, blind, and disabled, marriage for same-sex couples in California, and more.

1st San Mateo County PRIDE Event 6-15-2013

It’s finally here!  Our friends over at the San Mateo PRIDE Initiative have been hard at work putting together the first ever PRIDE event in San Mateo County.  NCPP has helped to sponsor this event by designing the outreach flyer below.  Click on the Facebook link at the bottom of this post to stay updated on the latest news about this event!

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To download a ZIP of Printer-Ready PDF files of this flyer, please click HERE.

 

Click on the link to go to the Facebook page.
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LGBTQQIA: Dr. Jei Africa Receives KQED LGBT Local Hero Award 6-5-2012

Each year, local public television station KQED celebrates the diversity of our community with a special lineup of programs during each Heritage Month (list below).  In addition, KQED honors outstanding individuals during each Heritage Month with a Local Hero Award, given to a selected few nominated by the general public.

Our very own Dr. Jei Africa, the health equity initiatives manager of the Office of Diversity & Equity, under the Behavioral Health and Recovery Services department of San Mateo County, was honored for her work in providing leadership and guidance to promote effective and culturally responsive services into the core functioning of county health services. Jei is also a licensed clinical psychologist and a certified addiction treatment counselor, and maintains a consulting and private psychotherapy practice in San Francisco.  Jei was honored alongside fellow 2012 awardees Jeff Cotter of Rainbow World Fund (RWF), Roger Doughty of Horizons Foundation, and Tom Nolan of Project Open Hand!

The awards ceremony was held in the beautiful Castro Theater, and none other than screenwriter, director, and producer Dustin Lance Black hosted!

Congratulations Jei, Jeff, Roger, and Tom !!

 

KQED List of Heritage Months:
Black History (February)
Women’s History (March)
Asian Pacific American Heritage (May)
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender [LGBT] (June)
Latino Heritage (September)
Disability Culture (October)
American Indian Heritage (November)

 

LGBTQQIA: Celebrating the Life of Rae Tapia 05-01-2012

NCPP cordially invites you to attend this celebration of the life of Rae Tapia, a transgendered youth from Woodside High School who took her own life last year as a result of struggles related to her identity.  Join the community in exploring solutions and finding ways to heal and grow from this experience.

(Click on flyer to download PDF)