ISGMH Hosts Eileen Pagán for Current Issues in LGBTQ Health Lecture

Eileen poses in front of ISGMH banner following their Current Issues in LGBTQ Health lecture. On October 4th, ISGMH welcomed researchers, healthcare professionals, students, and community members to the sixth lecture in the Current Issues in LGBTQ Health series featuring Eileen Pagán, M.A.T.

In their talk “Supporting and Lifting LGBTQ+ Youth of Color Experiences,” Eileen spoke of the importance of intersectionality, agency, and empowerment when working with LGBTQ+ youth of color. Drawing on their experience as an art therapist and activist, Eileen led an interactive discussion with audience members on how to implement strategies that use a race-based trauma-informed lens to honor the experiences of LGBTQ+ youth of color. Eileen’s engaging lecture encouraged audience members to be compassionate and intentional in their work with LGBTQ+ youth of color.

We invite you to join us on December 7th for our next lecture in this series featuring Dr. Kirsten Simonton, who will present on LGBTQ youth in foster care. Read more about our Current Issues in LGBTQ Health lecture series and future presenters here.

Eileen breaks down effects for people of color experiencing daily stress, trauma, and violence.

Eileen breaks down effects for people of color experiencing daily stress, trauma, and violence

Eileen explains the role intersectionality plays in work with LGBTQ+ youth of color.

Eileen explains the role intersectionality plays in work with LGBTQ+ youth of color.