What Pride Means to Us

As an LGBTQ+ founded and operated company, Q Care Plus (now a part of Avita Care Solutions) is dedicated to making getting on PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) easy and accessible for all.  

We drive this mission by offering our patients compassionate, comprehensive, and affirming care. While studies have found that “16 percent of LGBTQ people, including 40 percent of transgender respondents, reported postponing or avoiding preventive screenings because of discrimination,” Q Care Plus patients report feeling respected, heard, and “seen” by our providers.

One patient said, “This has been the easiest and most discreet experience getting PrEP! My healthcare provider and everyone I’ve dealt with has been amazing! I 100 percent recommend them to anyone wanting to protect their health, and use a company that truly seems to care about their patients!” 

Many of our team members are also part of the LGBTQ+ community. Their cultural competency, clinical expertise, and own lived experiences make getting PrEP online a safe and comfortable experience. 

Read on to learn what Pride Month means to members of the Avita Care Solutions team. 

What Does Pride Mean to You?

Noah Richter – Strategic Account Executive, Avita Care Solutions

“Happy Pride Month to the LGBTQ+ community! Pride Month means a lot to me because it is a time for us to celebrate, honor, and remember those who have fought for our rights and freedom to be who we want and to love who we want, unapologetically. It has taken me a long time to find myself and feel comfortable enough with who I am to celebrate Pride Month loud and proud. Whether you are out of the closet or not, whether you label yourself or not, whether you celebrate loud and proud, or quietly in the background, you deserve to feel loved, supported and celebrated. This month is filled with love, and this community is filled with love. Always remember … you are special, you are loved, and you matter.”  

Francesco Laterza, MD – Medical Director, Q Care Plus 

“Pride to me means support, love, acceptance, community, and most importantly, protest. While I firmly believe ‘Pride Month’ is ‘Pride Year,’ this June will still be full of celebration and community. Generations of LGBTQ+ people before me fought for the rights we have and for equal treatment as human beings. That’s what Pride reminds me of. Due to their protests and persistence, I can safely wake up next to my husband, kiss and hold my child as I watch her grow and feel safe hanging a rainbow flag outside our house or wearing a rainbow pin at work. While Pride still means community, love, and acceptance, it is a reminder of how far we have come and how much further we need to go to ensure all the letters that make up our community, not just the first three, are protected.”

Taylor Stockett – Strategic Account Executive, Avita Care Solutions

“The best decision I ever made was choosing to live authentically. I am embracing myself as the fun-loving, cisgender queer guy that I am!  Pride is a time when we embrace ourselves, exactly as we are, without shame or fear. Pride Month is a fabulous reminder to celebrate our diverse community, chosen family, and the progress made so far to advance LGBTQ+ equality. We have so much to celebrate and to continue fighting for this and every month of the year. Happy Pride y’all!” 

Glen Pietrandoni – Chief Advocacy Officer, Avita Care Solutions

“We celebrate Pride Month all around the world in June. As recognized by our perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index and being named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality, I’m proud to work at a company that celebrates and supports our community every day as our core mission.” 

PrEP for Pride  

Getting PrEP online is easier now than ever.

Q Care Plus is here to make accessing PrEP online convenient and hassle-free. Celebrate Pride, stay protected, and take control of your health with our easy, online PrEP solutions.  

Together, let’s make a difference in our communities by reducing barriers to healthcare solutions and protecting our neighbors and ourselves.

Consider trying Q Care Plus if you are interested in PrEP’ing for Pride. Sign up to get started here.  

Megan Standhaft

Megan Standhaft

Megan Standhaft (she/they) is a public health communication professional with 7+ years of experience in a variety of public health sectors, including water insecurity, domestic violence prevention, sexual violence prevention, and HIV prevention. They believe that creating relatable, fun, people-centered content about pertinent issues is the only way to continue driving change. Megan is also a public speaker, having the opportunity to speak at The White House Gender and Policy Council, The Jana's Campaign National Conference, the National Domestic Violence Hotline webinar events, and more.

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