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Equality California Supports Key LGBT Health Issues

July 27, 2016
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Equality California
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Leadership and business consultant Kathy Levinson works closely with business leaders from many different sectors, focusing primarily on female and LGBT entrepreneurs. Kathy Levinson supports a number of LGBT advocacy organizations, including Equality California (EQCA).

The largest statewide LGBT civil rights organization in the United States, EQCA advocates for the health and well-being of LGBT community members in California. In terms of health care availability, members of the LGBT community display worse health outcomes and lower rates of insurance coverage than the general population. To combat these trends, EQCA sponsors programs such as Health Happens with Equality and Fair Share for Equality, which conduct public education and advocacy on behalf of the LGBT community.

Equality California conducts extensive work in the field of HIV/AIDS, which disproportionately affects LGBT individuals in California. Funding for HIV/AIDS prevention programs has stagnated in recent years, while new instances of HIV infection in young gay and bisexual men has increased by 132 percent. Equality California works hard to fund HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment initiatives, particularly those focused on pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis.

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