Transgender Days of Learning: August 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th

Buddies of NJ, Inc. is proud to invite you to the NJ-HPG’s

1:30 to 3PM Sign On Link for Anyone of Interest:

Transgender Days of Learning

Transgender Days of Learning event begins in August of this year. Hosted by Christian Mendez-Baez of EDGE New Jersey and Domonique Noel of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, this event will feature a virtual program on transgender health every Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:00 pm from Wednesday, August 5, 2020 to Wednesday, August 26, 2020. The speakers and co-facilitators will talk about HIV in the transgender community, trans and gender nonconforming (TGNC) terminology, social issues affecting the TGNC community, and cancer disparities and prevention in the trans community. There will also be a transgender issues panel on the last Wednesday of this event, during which panelists will discuss their experiences navigating healthcare, HIV prevention, finding support during COVID. This will be followed by a mental health discussion led by Johann Larkin, behavioral health counselor at EDGE New Jersey.

Thank you so much for attending our final program of the Transgender Days of Learning conference yesterday and making our Transgender Issues Panel and Mental Health Discussion a huge success! A special thanks to all of our panelists for sharing their perspectives on navigating healthcare, COVID and finding social support and to Johann Larkin of Edge New Jersey for discussing mental health in the trans community.
If you would like to reach out to any of our panelists, here are their names and contact information. Their photos and bios are listed in the attached program brochure.
For information on mental health resources for the transgender community, please see the information below:
Trans Lifeline
  • provides support for trans people by trans people
  • call 1 (877) 565-8860
The LGBT National Hotline
  • providers peer support and local resources
  • call 1 (888) 843-4564
Text TALK to 741741
  • text with a trained counselor from the Crisis Text Line for free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Please complete the evaluation survey for yesterday’s program, if you have not done so already, using this link: 

As soon as all of the recordings from all four programs are uploaded onto the NJHPG website, you will be sent an email with a link to all of the recordings.


If you are interested in becoming a member of the New Jersey HIV Planning Group (NJHPG), please visit this site for more information:

We appreciated everyone’s participation and engagement during the session, and we look forward to seeing you at the upcoming Gay Men’s Awareness Days event. Please share the event flyer using the hashtag #NJGMAD2020