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By Mike Bradley

I learned about Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) by chance, listening to the radio while driving to work about six years ago. A reporter was interviewing a Boston doctor, Jim O’Connell, who had dedicated his career to serving the homeless on the streets of Boston.

When I got to work that morning I made a contribution to BHCHP  – how could I not back that story?

The following are remarks given by one of BHCHP’s nurses, Fay Khudairi at our Fall Soiree for Emerging Leaders. The remarks have been edited and condensed for clarity and brevity.

An important part of honoring our patients is sharing the story of our work with the world. We hope that you will enjoy getting to know more of our patients, as well as the hardworking staff who deliver this high-quality, compassionate care every day.

People who are transgender and people experiencing homelessness are two of society’s most vulnerable and marginalized populations. There is ample evidence that many in the transgender community are stigmatized and victims of prejudice and violence in many aspects of their lives, affecting their ability to access health care, housing, education, and employment