A Les Forum would like to wish all of our readers and their families,
Healthy New Year
Lesbian Culture, Lifestyle, Resources and Advice.
847 North Franklin & Poplar Streets
9pm – 1am
a dj cookie presentation…
~ Christina Marrero
(Full-time position – 35 hrs. per week some evenings and weekends)
The TIP Co-Coordinator is responsible for co-coordinating the TIP program, including, but not limited to providing HIV risk-reduction
services to HIV+ and HIV-negative transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender variant (trans*) individuals. The Co-Coordinator is
responsible for ensuring program deliverables are met, including recruitment, counseling, and referrals. The Co-Coordinator works as part
of a team to oversee coordination and implementation of social justice services for trans* communities.
• Provide individual counseling to trans* individuals on various sexual health issues such as HIV testing, HIV prevention, HIV care if
infected, healthy sexual behavior, transitioning, etc.;
• Provide sexual health counseling designed to assist trans* individuals and their families deal with the psychosocial, emotional,
financial and environmental issues of HIV;
• Respond to clinician referrals and clients request for case management assessment and intervention within required response time;
• Perform initial comprehensive sexual health counseling assessment and develop a plan of intervention that addresses identified need
for crisis intervention, brief solution focused or grief and bereavement counseling, continuity of care planning and coordination of
needed community services;
• Provide patient and family education on psychosocial and adaptive aspect of the disease processes and offer education on
accessing relevant services and resources;
• Advocate to ensure linkage to appropriate services or resources for patients who are eligible for such; Participate in interdisciplinary
care planning and collaboration to ensure effective and efficient coordination of inpatient and ambulatory care resources;
• Perform all administrative tasks related to caseload such as medical record documentation, entitlement applications, departmental
statistics, continuity of care referral paperwork, team reports, etc.;
• Participate in organization grant related clinical and administrative meetings and activities;
• Demonstrate the knowledge and skill necessary to provide care based on psychosocial, educational, safety and related criteria
appropriate to the age of clients served in assigned service area;
• Performs other duties as assigned.
MAJOR QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:
• Trans* individuals strongly encouraged to apply;
• Ideal candidate will have minimum of Associates Degree;
• Bilingual/bicultural strongly preferred;
• Experience working with trans* individuals;
• Knowledge of HIV transmission and psycho-social issues related to risk behavior including sexual and substance abuse;
• Knowledge of sexuality, homophobia, gender identity and expression and other issues relating to trans* individuals;
• Must be able to work with diverse populations of people and provide effective outreach to the target population;
• Must be able to work as part of a team, demonstrate mutual respect for co-workers, and be committed to working from a sex positive
and harm-reduction perspective;
• Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to facilitate groups;
• Must be highly organized, able to work under pressure, dynamic, creative, and self-motivated;
• Attention to detail and ability to take initiative in carrying out tasks to conclusion;
• Must be experienced with Microsoft Office and Internet.
UAC/GALAEI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
DAY EVENT: The day will kick off starting at 2 p.m with La Palabra, a day forum celebrating queer/lesbian Latinas through poetry and cuentos at Mascher Space Co-op on 155 Cecil B. Moore. This will be a tremendous showcase of talent and creativity by our lesbian/queer hermanas and a great opportunity to mingle & network with other queer/gay latinos of Philadelphia. The event is FREE!
NIGHT EVENT: DAME MAS! The official party of “ORGULLO!” In conjunction with Da V Lounge, join us in this unforgettable party night hosted by Goddess Isis and featuring Miss Gay Philadelphia Pride: Cyannie Famouz and up & coming pop singer JNathan.
Sweat it up on the dance floor with DJ’s Cookie, Terri and NiiLO playing the hottest latin music! There will be no other place in the city celebrating a Latino Pride like this!
FRIDAY JULY 19, 2013
SATURDAY JULY 20, 2013
Ritz East 2 Time Changes
Geography Club and It Had to Be You will be switching theaters.
* Due to technical difficulties, we will no longer be selling tickets at William Way Community Center.
for more info…. Q FEST!
My partner and I just returned from a week long wonderful getaway in CANCUN MEXICO. I know what your thinking… not Cancun, where all the youngins go to get drunk and crazy. Yes, that same one.
Obviously we didn’t travel there during spring break. Both of us are past the college age and we were looking for a place to relax. While searching for an all-inclusive resort hotel that my partner and I could feel comfortable, we came across OASIS SENS .
OASIS SENS is an adults only LGBT friendly all- inclusive resort. It is just about 10 miles from the Cancun International Airport. It is one of the first hotels you encounter upon entering the famous Cancun Hotel Zone, so getting there after a long flight is a breeze. Airport roundtrip transfer shuttle only $34. We recommend Best Day Travel.
We can’t say enough about the tremendous service we received while at OASIS. As soon as we arrived we were tended to immediately. Though we had to wait over an hour for our room, the staff made us feel welcome explaining the hotel amentities then directing us to the nearest bar and restaurant.
Now for those of you that have never done an all-inclusive, here’s what you get. All-inclusive means that all of your meals gourmet or general, unlimited international drinks, beer, all gratuities and taxes are included in the price of your package. Plus room service! Order any drink you like and walk away with a smile. Eat at one of the fine restaurants and leave without ever looking at a bill! All this for an entire week!
Though our room had the laguna view, it was nice and spacious and had everything we needed. A stocked mini-bar with beer, wine, and water, (included) a security box, 24 -hour room service, full bath, premium bedding, king size bed with canopy complete with colored flickering lights, daily cleaning service, ample closet space, a gorgeous sunset overlooking the laguna, and even one day when we needed an iron, it was delivered within minutes. They also have a full service health spa which of course is extra.
Of course there are ocean view rooms that face the beautiful carribean sea. Some even have large balconies with private pools. You have got to take a walk on the beach at night. We saw several large turtles laying eggs. Security is tight for this annual event, they protect the eggs from would-be egg thieves which in Mexico carries a 30 year jail sentence. And the moon at night.. we were lucky to have seen the “supermoon” while at OASIS, it was spectacular.
DINING: OASIS gives you great dining options:
COBA – International buffet serving breakfast and dinner daily, MUERDEME MUCHO – poolside serving Mexican with live Mariachi, MOONLIGHT – Italian fresco fine dining with ocean views, SUSHI BAR- delicious fresh sushi with ocean view, we suggest ordering everything on the menu. BENAZUZA – Arbabic restaurant serving a 7-course meal, POOL SNACK BAR serving burgers, panninis poolside, HAPPY CHICKEN – serving only chicken in every way…broiled, fried, tenders, and nuggets, and the COCOA BAR- which is located on the beach. The SUSHI BAR and MOONLIGHT were our favorites.
Now you’re probably wondering what about entertainment and avtivities… no need to leave the resort, they have it all right there!!
During the day SABINA, JONATHON, JORGE ,and ALEXANDRIA kept us busy with day activities such as water aerobics, beach and pool volleyball, salsa, rumba and merengue dance lessons. Our favorite activity, lounging by the pool and sipping those delicious tropical drinks… Bob Marleys, Pina Coladas, Sex on the Beach, Mojitos etc. No drink was off limits! Once dinner was over, it was time to party in the evening… The KINKY NIGHT CLUB had well choreographed risque live shows nightly. The dancers and singers were top notch. The night shows by the pool: the Fire Show, Mayan Ceremony, and the Aquatic Show were fabulous.
If you like to venture out of the resort there are excellent day trips. You can book them with the hotel or online. Much better to sit and talk to someone who knows than to book it online, so we bought them through the hotel. Snorkeling Catamaran to Isla Mujeres, Playa Del Carmen, Tulum Ruins, Pet a Shark, Swim with Dolphins, also available Xcaret Park, Xel-Ha, Chichen Itza, Consumel, to name a few.
One night we decided to check out the club scene with friends we met at the resort. We took the bus to downtown Cancun. Cost only one American dollar or 10 Mexican pesos per person. We had to check out the famous “COCO BONGO.” Let me tell you, this is not your typical night club. It is a visual spectacle that will leave your senses in awe. A colossal video screen, dancers girating on giant scaffolding, swinging trapeze artists, together with hundreds of screeming people. It was insane! A Cirque Du Soleil meets Carnaval! Defintely not for the weak.
The gay/straight ratio at OASIS was about 65/35. We felt very comfortable and meet a lot of straight and gay couples who were very nice and actually approached us with conversation over cocktails. We even became facebook friends with a few.
The entire resort was beautiful. The only thing I would change is the location of the swim up bar. It was located under an over hang and out of the sun. The decor and color of the pool area, the arabic restaurant, and sushi bar were delightfully well done. And of course, the natural blue-green colors of the torquoise ocean were just a magnificent backdrop to OASIS.
~A Les Fourm
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