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Codman Square Health Center’s X-Clinic is excited to launch the We Are Here: Community Campaign.
We Are Here is a community-based multimedia campaign that features Black and Brown members of the LGBTQ+ community of Greater Boston raising awareness about health and wellness services, and helping to promote an empowered community through digital engagement.
We Are Here features intimate portraits and interviews with 11 members of the community talking about why Pride is important to them, what they would want to say to their younger self, and what having the X-Clinic in our community means to LGBTQ people of color.
“As a dark-skin black trans woman, I haven’t seen myself a lot in the media,” says Nya Lee. “And it’s important for all of us in this campaign to raise our voices and empower all trans & queer folks to access X-Clinic services. Especially being that they are in our community, designed for us, and are serving us.”
Codman’s X-Clinic employs members of the community and is advised by a community advisory board of LGBTQ+ POCs, which enables the health center to be what the community wants and needs.
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Meet We Are Here Community Members
Codman Square Health Center’s X-Clinic is excited to launch the We Are Here: Community Campaign. Bringing together LGBTQ+ POC artists, leaders, activists, and community partners across Greater Boston to empower community members to access X-Clinic’s Health Care Services & Mental Health Support. Our aim is to build a safe digital community to share our voices and stories towards a thriving community.
Meet: Nyah Lee
“It is important for people of color in the LGBTQ community to access health care, mental health, and community support… Would you rather struggle, or ask people for help?”
Meet: Lady German
“Why do we have to come out? Take me as I am, honey.”
“Technically, this is my coming out story. … I tend to be quiet and private, but for what?”
Meet: Nova Kane
“You don’t really know your status until you get yourself checked and don’t rely on simple luck.”
“Health care is a human right and it shouldn’t matter how you identify in order to receive care or mental health services.”
“To have health services dedicated to us and our voices and who we are is really freeing. It’s going to change so many lives.”
“We live in a very religious nation and unfortunately, one of the main religions has taught its people that our existence is an abomination and it’s wrong.”
Meet: London Escada
“Since I went on Legendary, my whole family was able to see me wear heels, hair, lashes, and make-up. To see them accept me and become my biggest support system has been the most amazing thing in my life.”
Meet: Kamar Ebony
“It’s important for us to be out here and be healthy and fresh, and be our best selves.”
“I think it’s important for us to seek [care] out as we start to understand more about ourselves, and develop a sense of agency in terms of how we want to be treated and what’s good for us and our bodies. It’s part of our journey as queer folk and people of color.”
“We don’t allow ourselves to want help. We should use the resources available to us because we deserve it.”