Vaccination Drive for the Transgender, Non-Binary & LGBTQ Community

Posted on 04/26/2021

LOS ANGELES - LA Civil Rights, in partnership with Kedren Health and HealthNet hosted a vaccination drive serving LA's transgender, non-binary and LGBTQ+ community on Saturday, April 24th at St. John's Episcopal Cathedral in South Los Angeles. 

The vaccination drive follows a number of COVID-19 equity events led by LA Civil Rights, including a vaccination drive at First A.M.E. church on April 10, 2021,  and efforts to bring COVID-19 testing and PPE to neighborhoods throughout South Los Angeles. 

The April 24th effort brought together LA Civil Rights' three Commissions, with the Human Relations Commission, Commission on Civil Rights and Commission on the Status of Women all represented. Commissioners assisted in outreach and volunteered on site throughout the day, guiding patients, supporting clinical staff, and canvassing the nearby neighborhood to offer COVID-19 vaccines to low-wage workers and individuals experiencing homelessness.

The event was particularly supported by the City of Los Angeles Transgender Advisory Council (TAC), which supplied numerous volunteers and outreach support. The TAC, a permanent body of the Human Relations Commission, is comprised of nine transgender and nonbinary leaders in Los Angeles who help advise the city on establishing policy and programs which include the transgender and gender non-conforming community.

More information about our Commissions can be found at https://civilandhumanrights.lacity.org/commissions and future events can be found at https://civilandhumanrights.lacity.org/calendar.