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I'm a cocktail waitress and in finishing my season year with a Communications degree! I love the beach and I've grown to enjoy camping lol. First so there is no confusion and I am a preop male to female transgender (like Caitlin Jenner).
I am going to be getting the bottom surgery done in the next year or so (no later than December of 2017).
I am a Sagittarius and Fire sign of the Zodiac, my totem animal is the White Tiger, and a visionary with a destiny to fulfill. Passionate, loving, fun, intellectual, academic turned small education business owner, long hours.
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After my divorce in 2011, of course, I transitioned. I never realized the full extent of my “transness” until that point. Jess introduced me to many, many people, some of whom I still hold dear. I had already moved from my hometown of Pittsburgh after 41 years, what was one more move. I decided that since my trip to Cali was blown, I might as well go up to Tacoma to see if something clicked. Less than two weeks after I was told, “This is your home now,” I was kicked out of her apartment. I gathered my thoughts as I stayed with some friends in Seattle. The pool grew very cold and uninviting so I got the hell out of the water and toweled off.
We remained engaged until February of 1996 when we married. But, my Dad just happened to ask me what was going on. I suppose he thought my “thing” was just a phase and he feared that I would ruin my chance at love if I revealed my “thing.” He really just wanted the best for his son. I would spend the next 2 and a half years with her. Hell, we survived an earthquake, a hurricane, and a flood. I was leery of moving down there, but I really didn’t have much choice or anywhere else to go. Eventually, we got kicked out of our apartment by a fellow trans girl, who owned the house. Only one problem, Jess found love in Denver and decided to stay. However, I had been talking to a girl in Tacoma, WA. I was out on my ass with less than 0, a car, and some stuff in a POD container in Benicia, CA, a suburb of San Francisco, where Jess and I were originally moving to. Those two San Francisco meanies really messed me up inside and made me retreat from the dating pool.
Bionka is actively involved with the City of Refuge, an organization that helps transgender people of color.
LA The youngest of the group and newest member of Asia SF, LA is just beginning her transition.
We continued on for 9 more years after she discovered that I was…well…how I am. That is a huge portion of my 46 years on this earth. I always wonder what would have happened had I told her what I was going to tell her one day while we were dating. We did reconcile two days later, and I was going to come clean. I met my partner, Jess, on July 31, 2011 in Washington DC. Those early days in Glen Arm, MD, a suburb of Baltimore, were some of our best and most coveted. In September 2014, we left SC on an epic road trip. I thought I was comfortable enough here to go on a few dates back in the late winter/early spring. I thought I had enough time under my belt to feel comfortable enough to date. People have suggested that there may have been things going on in their own lives that made them both lash out at me, things that have nothing to do with me.