Lyon-Martin Health ServicesGilbert Baker Pride Founders Award
Gilbert Baker Pride Founders Award
For those who have made a significant and historical impact on the LGBTQ community and the movement for LGBTQ rights.Lyon-Martin Health Services provides culturally responsive health care to women, lesbians, bisexual women, and transgender people in a safe and compassionate environment, with sensitivity to sexual orientation and gender identity; all services are regardless of ability to pay. Founded in 1979 and named in honor of LGBTQ civil rights activists Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, Lyon-Martin Health Services was created by a group of medical providers and health activists to address a lack of sensitive health services available to lesbians. Lyon-Martin Health Services started out as a volunteer-run clinic and over time grew into a national model for the delivery of culturally sensitive, community-based health services. Lyon-Martin Health Services merged with HealthRIGHT 360 in 2015 and provides primary and preventive healthcare, transgender healthcare, mental health services including individual and group therapy, integrated behavioral health, gynecological care, breast/chest health services, and HIV services to all women and transgender people, including those who are uninsured and low-income.