Southcoast Health celebrates Pride Month to show support for the LGBTQ+ community. Charlton Memorial and St. Luke’s were lit up all of June with the colors of the rainbow – the symbol of Pride. Delicious rainbow cupcakes were available for sale at all 3 Southcoast Health hospital cafeterias starting Monday, June 22nd while supplies lasted.
Additionally, Tony Ferraiolo, a transgender youth advocate and certified life coach, was the Pride month keynote speaker for an online event for employees on Tuesday, June 23 from 6pm – 7pm.
Tony has dedicated himself to promoting competent and respectful health care for the transgender and non-binary communities, providing trainings to more than 25,000 people. He will speak about his experience and personal struggles with health providers and discuss misconceptions about his community.