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Advancing the Well-Being of LGBTQI+ Populations
June 7, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Individuals who identify as sexual and gender diverse—that is, those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, or non-binary (LGBTQI+), or who have same-sex and same-gender attractions or behaviors—have different experiences across their life course than their cisgender and heterosexual counterparts. The increase in prevalence and visibility of sexual and gender diverse populations illuminates the need for greater understanding of the ways in which current laws, systems, and programs affect their well-being.
This webinar will discuss the research-based policy implications outlined in the report, Understanding the Well-Being of LGBTQI+ Populations (2020), current LGBTQI+ policy considerations at the federal level, such as the Equality Act and section 1557, and recent changes to and topics of interest in state and local level policies.
- Kellan Baker, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
- Andrew Flores, American University;
- Sharita Gruberg, Center for American Progress;
- Nan Hunter, Georgetown University;
- Fran Hutchins, Equality Federation
This webinar series features issues at the forefront of current policy discussions and have diversity, equity, and inclusion as a central focus. Each webinar discusses policy implications from topical DBASSE reports. Please check the Hauser Policy Impact Fund website for details on upcoming webinars and future activities.