PTGS & Peoria Proud “Light Up the Night” Dinner/Dance – TDOR Presentations

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ms-flo-ivPTGS & Peoria Proud “Light Up the Night” Dinner/Dance – TDOR Presentations: Be sure to check out all of the fun and pictures from the “Light Up the Night” dinner/dance. Also check out the video presentations by PTGS of the Transgender History Project “Make History:Be an Ally” and “Transgender in the Media – Where Do We Go From Here?” by our guest Judith Valente all found at the link above (which is the PTGS Social Page) .

2015 U.S. Transgender Survey Report

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2015 U.S. Transgender Survey Reports: Here you will find your links to the US Transgender Survey. With almost 28,000 respondents, the U.S. Trans Survey (USTS) is the largest survey ever devoted to the lives and experiences of trans people. The staff of the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) and the rest of the USTS team are thrilled to share the results of the USTS with you.  Please take the time to read through the survey’s findings. Although it is not a shock to most of us living in the trans community, some of the findings are quite Shocking!!!

7/14/2016 “Healthcare Options Expanding for Transgender Patients in Peoria, Pekin”

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    *Peoria Public Radio WCBU 89.9“Healthcare Options Expanding for Transgender Patients in Peoria, Pekin” b of WCBU  Jul 13, 2016   Great news for the Peoria area!!!!!! Planned Parenthood announced Wed. its centers in Peoria and Pekin will begin offering hormone treatment and preventative care, specifically for transgender patients as soon as Aug. 1. Read the whole article by clicking on the WCBU link above!!!! This wonderful development for the Peoria/Pekin area is transpiring from the TransHealth Forum 2016 and the dedication of several wonderful  individuals, Kris Haley of PTGS and Bethany Hillman of Planned Parenthood Illinois (PPIL).There will be more news & announcements coming soon. Check back here often  as Pam Adams of the PJ Star will be doing a story on these wonderful developments for the transgender community. This story will be posted here as well for your viewing.


    *8/17/2016 Peoria Journal Star “Hormone Therapy Expansion a ‘Godsend’ for Downstate Transgender Community” Our very own Dana Garber was asked to give and granted an interview with the Peoria Journal Star about the upcoming transgender services that Planned Parenthood is launching in the Peoria / Pekin area. The story made the front page…..and it was a very positive story….Great Reading…..please take the time to read this story….!!!!!

    *Read about the developments of the TransHealth Forum 2016 here.

Peoria TransHealth Forum 2016

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This was an exciting day for PTGS!! On Saturday April 16, 2016 the first organized event addressing health care issues facing the transgender population of metropolitan Peoria, IL was hosted by Peoria TransGender Society at the downtown Peoria Public Library. The forum, envisioned as an opportunity for local stakeholders to discourse on the topic from a variety of perspectives, attracted thirty-two participants from as far away as Bloomington/Normal, Canton and Havana.  Check the TransHealth Forum Resource page for more info.