Willy Wilkinson, MPH - Writer and Public Health Consultant
Technical Assistance
Willy provides technical assistance (TA) so that organizations are better equipped to provide LGBT-inclusive services. This TA focuses on reducing barriers for LGBT clients without infringing on the rights of non-LGBT clients. Willy helps organizations:
  • Update intake forms to reflect the diversity of LGBT experience
  • Design LGBT-inclusive mental health and behavioral risk/needs assessments
  • Develop non-discriminatory policies and procedures
  • Provide LGBT-inclusive programming
  • Create customized curricula on LGBT issues specific to your organization’s client population
  • House LGBT and non-LGBT clients comfortably
  • Address LGBT and transgender-specific issues in gender-specific groups
  • Develop organizational policy for urinalysis of transgender clients
  • Understand the legal rights of LGBT clients and the legal responsibilities of organizations that serve LGBT people
  • Address conflicts among LGBT and non-LGBT clients, and
  • Other areas of technical assistance
In addition, Willy has developed curriculum materials and presented Train the Trainers workshops to provide other trainers with the tools for conducting LGBT and Transgender-specific educational sessions.
“At LGBT TRISTAR, our clients are concerned about how their programs and services can competently respond to the cultural and linguistic diversity in California. Willy Wilkinson can be relied upon to spend the necessary time listening to how they view their challenge, and to develop a technical assistance and training plan that incorporates the latest academic research and community-based wisdom on the topic. The result is a multimodal learning experience that is accessible, relevant, and thought provoking. Willy will open your eyes to the LGBT community, and you will be transformed and empowered by what you see and learn.”
-- Gil Gerald, Project Director, LGBT TRISTAR, San Francisco
“We all learned a lot in the two classes you provided, and really enjoyed your visits. Everyone in the class thought you had a lot of knowledge and experience talking about the transgender population. We appreciated the opportunity to ask a lot of questions and get help with our transgender population--suggestions on legal and housing issues, and how to educate our clients on transgender issues.”
 -- Myra Smith, Health Educator, Friendship House Association of American Indians, Inc., San Francisco