Access, Advocacy, & Empowerment: 
Health and Well-being of LGBTQ Youth

October 12, 2018 | 11:30 am – 5:00 pm, with reception to follow

Ground Floor Barco Law Building, 3900 Forbes Avenue

This symposium will bring together researchers, advocates, and clinicians from a range of disciplines to examine the barriers to—and possibilities for—affirming the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans young people. With guest lectures serving as “bookends,” the symposium will showcase brief presentations by local colleagues designed to facilitate discussion—not only across disciplines and research methods, but also across clinical, community, and academic settings—and to catalyze future interdisciplinary collaborations.

Students, faculty, advocates, and members of the public are welcome. Attendance is free; however, registration by 12:00 noon October 10 is required to ensure adequate space, lunch, and refreshments.

Continuing legal education will be available for the opening lecture by Craig Konnoth, and Zena Sharman will sign copies of her book, The Remedy: Queer and Trans Voices on Health and Health Care, during a reception following the symposium at 5:00. Consult the Program for times of lectures by these speakers and panels of local researchers, advocates, and clinicians.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Bioethics & Health Law, the School of Law, the Provost’s Year of the Healthy U initiative, Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies Program; and Students for Healthcare Equality.