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Transgéneros Unidas

The Transgéneros Unidas Program (TU) was established in 1996 to provide services to the Latina Transgender community. The TU program is one of a kind program that caters specifically to the needs of Latina immigrant transgender women. The TU program offers weekly support group gatherings, education intervention programs, educational forums and social events such as Miss BIENESTAR.

 

The TU program also focuses on empowering transgender women to be agents of change in their communities so that they can make educated decisions and lead healthier lives.

 

For additional information please contact Victor Martínez, Director of Prevention Programs at (323) 727-7896 ext. 107 or at vmartinez@bienestar.org

 

 

Herman@s de Luna y Sol

Hermanos/as De Luna Y Sol (for gay/bisexual men & Transgender Women) Latino gay/bisexual men in the U.S. have been highly and disproportionately affected by the AIDS epidemic. The program "Hermanos de Luna y Sol" (HLS) was designed as a culturally-appropriate HIV risk-reduction intervention that targets immigrant, Spanish-speaking gay/bisexual men.

 

The aims of the program are the following:

 

1) Provide experiences of social support, social belonging, and enhanced self-esteem in the context of a Latino gay identity and community

2) Promote critical awareness of social and cultural forces that impact and shape participant's social and sexual lives

3) Increase participant's sexual self-knowledge, with particular emphasis on sexual contexts and situations of personal vulnerability that limit participants' ability to practice safer sex

4) Facilitate community involvement and activism to support a sense of increased personal agency and self-efficacy (instead of fatalism and victimization) in response to oppressive social forces in participants' lives

 

For additional information please contact , Director of Prevention Programs at (323) 727-7896 ext. 108 or at 

vmartinez@bienestar.org

Funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA), the State of California, Department of Health Services, Office of AIDS and the County of Los Angeles, Department of Health Services, Office of AIDS Programs and Policy (OAPP).