The Midwest LGBTQ Health Symposium 2020with its theme, "Being Healthy is a Radical Act"will be going virtual Sept. 16-17.
The symposium ( presented by Howard Brown Health's Center for Education, Research and Advocacy ) brings together healthcare professionals, educators, researchers and advocates from across the country to disseminate evidence-based practices and engage in discussion around issues relating to the health of the LGBTQ+ community.
Confirmed keynote speakers include:
National Center for Lesbian Rights Executive Director Imani Rupert-Gordon, BS, MSW, who previously led Chicago's Affinity Community Services;
Equality Florida Central Florida Development Officer and Media Relations Manager Brandon Wolf, a nationally recognized advocate for LGBTQ issues and gun-violence prevention;
PleasePrEPMe Director/Founder Shannon Weber, MSW, who is a founding task force member for Prevention Access Campaign, responsible for the Undetectable=Untransmittable movement worldwide
The Midwest LGBTQ Health Symposium began in 2015 to address the lack of LGBTQ-focused curriculum in medical education and public health curriculum.