Tố Như (Lotus) Đào
Gender Health SF, San Francisco Department of Public Health
Tố Như (Lotus) Đào (all pronouns) is the Senior Behavioral Health Clinician with Gender Health SF of the San Francisco Department of Public Health, the first and only program that directly serves poor and undocumented adults seeking gender-related procedures in the country. Lotus offers pre-surgical assessments and peer navigation for medical transition, specializing in adults with significant mental health needs. Lotus is involved in developing best clinical practice standards for treating gender dysphoria and advocating for increased Medi-Cal access to gender-related procedures. Lotus also founded and continues to organize with Bloom: Transgender Community Healing Project, a peer and volunteer-based organization working to promote a culture of wellness in trans and non-binary communities. Bloom organizes peer-to-peer holistic health-focused events and offers professional consultation.