For more than forty-five years, Fenway Health has been working to make life healthier for the people in our neighborhood, the LGBTQ community, people living with HIV/AIDS and the broader population. Fenway was founded in 1971 as part of the free clinic movement by students who believed that “health care should be a right, not a privilege.” Learn more about Fenway Health on our
* Our Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center cares for young people ages 12-29, many of whom are LGBT or questioning, homeless or at risk of homelessness, or otherwise underserved or marginalized.
* We are the largest provider of comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in New England, caring for nearly 2,200 HIV patients last year. And, we still operate the nation’s oldest community-based HIV research program. The Fenway Institute
is at the epicenter of some of the most promising and groundbreaking HIV research being conducted in the world.
* We ensure a safe, comfortable, and respectful place for people who self-identify on the transgender spectrum to receive their medical and behavioral healthcare, serving over 3,200 individuals last year. We also provide trainings on transgender health to other medical professionals around the country.
* We provide critical women’s health services including mammograms, OB/GYN care, LGBTQ family and parenting services, and Alternative Insemination – a program started in 1983 and believed to be the first of its kind in the nation.
* We engage LGBTQ elders to ensure that they are not isolated and forced to go ‘back into the closet,’ provide trainings to assisted living and retirement community staff, and increase public awareness of LGBTQ elders and the issues that impact them.