AHP to host film screening and discussion on gender identity

By Nicholas Roznovsky

The UCSF Alliance Health Project (AHP) and UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender Health will host a free screening of the National Geographic documentary "Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric" on Thursday, April 20 at the AHP Services Center in San Francisco. The film, which will be presented with closed captioning, will be followed by discussion panel on issues impacting the transgender and intersex populations. 

"Gender Revolution," which debuted in February on the National Geographic Channel, explores the rapidly evolving complexities of gender — from the moment we are born through our twilight years. To better understand this complex social and scientific issue, Couric crisscrossed the U.S. to talk with scientists, researchers, activists, authors, and families to learn more about the role of genetics, brain chemistry, and modern culture on gender fluidity. Her wide-ranging interviews included a conversation with Gavin Grimm, the transgender Virginia teen whose lawsuit seeking equal bathroom access was appealed to the Supreme Court. With discussions that range from the scientifically enlightening to the deeply personal, Couric’s unflinching search for truth sheds light on countless untold stories of struggle, understanding, ignorance, hurt, and love.

The film screening will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 20 at the AHP Service Center at 1930 Market Street in San Francisco. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets are free and are now available online.

About the UCSF Alliance Health Project

Founded as the AIDS Health Project in 1984, the UCSF Alliance Health Project (AHP) has proven its commitment as one of the longest-running mental health organizations in the world for people with HIV- and LGBTQ-related concerns. AHP is a program of the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and a division of the Department of Psychiatry at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

AHP’s mental health expertise is the bedrock upon which they have built dozens of pioneering programs. They offer a broad range of services including therapy, support groups, crisis intervention, psychiatric care, substance abuse services, and HIV counseling and testing.

About UCSF Psychiatry

The UCSF Department of Psychiatry and the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute are among the nation's foremost resources in the fields of child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric mental health. Together they constitute one of the largest departments in the UCSF School of Medicine and the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, with a mission focused on research (basic, translational, clinical), teaching, patient care and public service.

UCSF Psychiatry conducts its clinical, educational and research efforts at a variety of locations in Northern California, including UCSF campuses at Parnassus Heights, Mission Bay and Laurel Heights, UCSF Medical Center, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, the San Francisco VA Health Care System and UCSF Fresno.

About UCSF

UC San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It includes top-ranked graduate schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy; a graduate division with nationally renowned programs in basic, biomedical, translational and population sciences; and a preeminent biomedical research enterprise. It also includes UCSF Health, which comprises top-ranked hospitals – UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland – and other partner and affiliated hospitals and healthcare providers throughout the Bay Area.