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WVU Ruby Gender-Affirming Healthcare Team

For Morgantown area gender affirmation counseling care, please consider contacting (304) 598-4214 (Behavioral Medicine Intake) and ask for Dr. Fechter-Leggett; for endocrine care, please consider contacting Dr. Perini at 855-WVU-CARE.

Trans-friendly medical providers - by Fairness WV

This guide provides an overview for transgender West Virginians who are seeking a trans-friendly medical provider.

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PERSAD CENTER

PERSAD CENTER is a human service organization whose mission is to improve the well-being of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning) communities, and the HIV/AIDS communities. We serve our target populations and their loved ones, cradle to grave, across western Pennsylvania, with service centers in Pittsburgh and Washington, PA. We fulfill our mission through outreach, prevention, counseling, training and advocacy services.

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Allegheny Health Network 

Through the Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Center for Inclusion Health, we are expanding our transgender medical and surgical services to better serve you. With locations in Pittsburgh and around Allegheny County, PA, our goal is for you to get the high quality care you need — no matter your gender identity or expression. 

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Dr. Rainbow

Dr. Rainbow is dedicated to the belief that every West Virginian deserves quality healthcare and a support network no matter who they love or what gender they identify as. We are here as a resource to connect every person to an LGBTQ culturally competent healthcare provider as well as connect individuals to community services and groups to ensure that it is great to be queer in the mountains.

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Vienna Planned Parenthood

Vienna Health Center  in Vienna, WV offers the following services specifically for clients who identify as LGBTQ: Education, Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT),and services referrals.

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The WVU Positive Health Clinic

The staff works to provide a comprehensive, "one stop shopping" approach to the treatment of HIV/AIDS. They understand that HIV/AIDS affects more than just the physical aspects of the patient. The diagnosis of HIV/AIDS can affect a patient's finances, housing, family, social relationships and access to health care. They work to continuously improve our services to meet the patient's vast range of needs.

The WVU Positive Health Clinic

Community

Morgantown Pride

Morgantown Pride is a local organization that provides social and educational resources for the LGBTQ+ Community, Friends and Allies in Mon. County. Our main focus is to sponsor and participate in events and programs that enrich the Morgantown community and affirm the value of LGBTQ+ people within our community.

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Queer Mountaineers

The biggest goal of this podcast is to be able to share the stories of queer people in the state of West Virginia. The guests on the show are students or faculty at WVU, residents of Morgantown, or residents in any other area of West Virginia.

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PFLAG Morgantown

PFLAG Morgantown provides support and education to all parents, family, friends, and allies of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people in the Morgantown, West Virginia area.

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Transgender Name Change Guide (courtesy of Fairness WV)

This guide provides an outline for West Virginia residents who wish to change their name and/or gender marker on identity documents and other records. Listed below are the most common steps taken to make these changes in West Virginia. For most clients, we recommend pursuing these steps in the order listed. We understand, however, that some clients may have unique needs and/or goals which require a different approach to pursuing name/gender changes on their identity documents.

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Caritas House

Caritas House is a non-profit organization which believes that all people have the right to live with dignity. As a community based organization Caritas House is called upon to help people affected with HIV/AIDS and the Homeless. In their service area in North Central West Virginia, they offer advocacy, case management, prevention education, community outreach, low-income housing, volunteer and supportive services, as well as food and cleaning/hygiene supplies.

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Central Outreach Wellness Center

Offers PrEP and free STD testing in Pittsburgh and SouthWestern Pennsylvania. Central Outreach Wellness Center is a holistic multicultural, LGBTQIA, and HIV & Hep C health organization. They strive to be the leading provider of culturally competent care in Allegheny County.

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Fairness West Virginia

(Fairness) is the statewide civil rights advocacy organization dedicated to fair treatment and civil rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender West Virginians. Our mission is to ensure LGBT people can be open, honest and safe at home, at work, and in the community.

Fairness West Virginia

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood is one of the nation’s leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care, and the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With or without insurance, you can always come to us for your health care.

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Queer Appalachia

Queer Appalachia is an artist collective. Anyone is welcome at our table regardless of addiction status, mental health, socioeconomic status, identity, race or how "out" you are.

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Rainbow Pride of West Virginia

Rainbow Pride of WV is more than one Board of Directors, more than any one individual. Pride is YOU. Founded 23 years ago and run by a team of volunteers, Rainbow Pride is only successful when you participate! We welcome every voice to the chorus and every face to the crowd.

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