African American gay and bisexual men and transgender individuals are affected by HIV more than any other population.
Bebashi offers intensive prevention navigation services for the LGBTQ+ community. These services focus on reducing new infections and educating high risk MSM and individuals of trans experience on effective prevention strategies, increasing access to care, promoting health equity, and increasing access to other resources and social services.
Our Trans Necessities initiative allows folks of Trans experience to obtain clothing, wigs, prosthetic breasts, binders and other necessities while receiving health information, testing and referrals for primary care, PrEP, and other resources.
Clients of the Trans Necessities Closet will also have access to warm referrals for services such as legal name change or gender marker change for ID’s, hormone replacement therapy, gender confirmation therapy, as well as referrals to Bebashi’s navigation services.
HYPE (a program of BEBASHI Transition to Hope) is a Philadelphia-based social initiative designed to increase comprehensive HIV prevention awareness amongst MSM and black and brown people of Trans experience. Through community involvement, unique events and activities, promoting self-empowerment, and rewarding positive leadership, the goal of HYPE is to reduce the impact of HIV. We go about that by providing free and confidential HIV/STD screenings along with producing cultural/ inspiring events aimed to strengthen Philadelphia’s MSM and Trans community of color.