If you have ever been to Austin Texas, one thing you would know is how “weird’ the place is. But we are not talking about the “weird” as in weird, but Weird as in beautifully weird. For this reason, a lot of people have been advocating for the city with a bat populating exceeding the human population to continue being weird. But Rick Cofer thinks differently, as he wants the city of Austin, Texas to continue being “kind” something he expressed by donating to the Kind Clinic.
Austin is known for having an open-minded population, and that explains why the LGBTQ community continues to identify with the city. With the city experiencing an influx in the population of one of Americas most vulnerable community, having a functional healthcare system ought to be a priority. To achieve this, institutions such as the Kind Clinic ought to be supported so that they can continue offering medical services to communities such as the LGBTQ. Cofer recently partnered with the Kind Clinic to throw a Halloween ball aimed at benefiting the healthcare needs of the LGBTQ community in Austin Texas.
The State of LGBTQ Health in Austin
Austin, Texas plays host to many spirited pride month events. Additionally, the city has numerous gay bars and clubs designed to meet the needs of the LGBTQ community within the area. However, something essential is missing, and this is the wellness security of the local LGBTQ community. While the thriving of the minority community in Austin might indicate the safety and wellbeing of the community, recent research contradicts this assertion.
According to chronicleweek, the LGBTQ community, and other minority communities residing within Austin and its city limits lack a proper healthcare system that can meet their needs raising severe concern. After assessing the results of the study, Rick Cofer, a criminal defense attorney, saw the need to raise more funds to support the Kind Clinic’s initiative to benefit the local LGBTQ community.
The Kind Clinic offers healthcare services that are customized to meet the needs of the LGBTQ community. It is worth noting that Kind Clinic is an all-inclusive healthcare institution meaning that they offer their services to everyone and anyone without taking into consideration an individual’s sexual orientation, race, or even financial background.
But since their services are tailored to meet the demands of the local LGBTQ community is common to find them attending to patients from this vulnerable community at little or no costs. Some of the services offered at the Kind Clinic is the administering of PEP and PrEP medication that lowers the chances of HIV infection. The medical center also offers all services related to sexually transmitted diseases starting with testing to the treatment of infections while also providing therapy services.