The Bay Area Reporter: Trans Health Fair welcomes new organizations

Trans health fair welcomes new organizations to event

“Trans health fair welcomes new organizations to event” was a daily article published in The Bay Area Reporter on December 17, 2015. The article also appeared online at ebar.com. For this article, I wrote the article and shot the images. 

An excerpt from the article:

When Maureen "Mo" Siedor and Faith Senkar walked up to the podium in the Koret Auditorium at the San Francisco Public Library a shout boomed above the introductory applause, "Hey, that's my social worker!"

Acknowledging the welcome, Senkar, a case manager for the Bay Area veterans' rights organization Swords to Plowshares, nodded her head as she and attorney Siedor began the group's presentation.

"One in 10 people in the U.S. population have served in the armed forces but when you look at the trans population, over 20 percent of trans people have served in the military," Siedor said.

Senkar and Siedor were the at library December 9 for the fifth annual Transgender Health and Wellness Fair organized by the San Francisco Department of Public Health's transgender health and wellness recovery team, which is part of the department's Mental Health Services Act programming.

The annual event gathers community organizations and businesses offering trans-specific benefits and services in San Francisco. At this year's fair, 40 vendors occupied tables scattered throughout the lower floor of the library.