LGBTQ Health Month 2021

A stethoscope lies atop a rainbow flag

We are excited to hold LGBTQ Health Month this April in partnership with LGTBQMed and the Office of Diversity Programs. All events are free and open to the public. Each session will be held from 12:00 to 1:00 pm CT on Zoom.

Thursday, April 8

Caring for the LGBTQI+ Umbrella: A Primer for All Providers
12 – 1 p.m.
Dr. Tassy Hayden has a special interest and expertise in caring for the LGBTQ community, especially gender-affirming care. Originally from rural Missouri, she attended both college and medical school at Washington University and currently practices at Southampton Healthcare in St. Louis.

Tuesday, April 13

Perspectives: “Hi my name is … and my pronouns are…
12 – 1 p.m.
This Perspectives discussion will focus on the importance of intentional language and curiosity in creating a sense of belonging and supporting LGBTQ health.

Friday, April 16

Intersection of LGBTQ and African American Health in St. Louis
12 – 1 p.m.
Erise Williams, Jr., MPH is the co-founder of Williams & Associates, Inc, a community based non-profit agency addressing minority health disparities and health equity issues that impact minority health for 19 years. The agency’s services include substance abuse prevention, linkage to treatment and recovery support, as well as HIV/AIDS prevention and care.

Thursday, April 22

Rapid Fire Research Symposium
12 – 1 p.m.
This interdisciplinary panel will discuss AIDS activism within the Latinx community, transgender discrimination in healthcare settings, intersectional health disparities and a case report on fertility following gender transition.

Friday, April 30

Keynote Address: The PRIDE Study: Updates from the First Long-Term National Study of LGBTQ+ Health
12 – 1 p.m.
Juno Obedin-Maliver, MD, MPH, MAS, is enthusiastically combining her interests in research, advocacy, and medicine to design and conduct The PRIDE Study and expand community engagement with research through PRIDEnet. An Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University School of Medicine, her clinical, research, and advocacy activities include the gynecological and obstetrical health of transgender men and women and the health of veterans.