Updated February 2020.
ISGMH’s State of Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Health Symposium convenes researchers, policy makers, community–based organizations, LGBTQ youth, and community members to discuss the health disparities and resiliency of LGBTQ people. The symposium presents an opportunity to spark interdisciplinary conversations on best practices and policies for supporting the health of LGBTQ communities. Following formal presentations and panels on the research and current work in LGBTQ health, attendees are invited to a reception providing the opportunity to connect across disciplines and organizations.
You can find our post-event write up on the 2019 Symposium here.
Since the inaugural Symposium in 2016, each Symposium closely examines the health and wellbeing of a specific intersection in the LGBTQ community. The 2019 Symposium will focus on the topic of suicide prevention, and will take place at Center on Halsted’s Hoover-Leppen Theater at 3656 N. Halsted Street, Chicago IL 60613. We will have two keynote speakers, Pidgeon Pagonis and Dr. Caitlin Ryan, a panel, and performances by the Youth Empowerment Performance Project (YEPP). The 2019 Symposium is supported by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
A shuttle will be available to drive attendees from downtown (625 N Michigan Avenue) to Center on Halsted (3656 N Halsted Street). Please indicate in the RSVP is you are interested in using the shuttle. The shuttle will arrive at 11:00 am on Friday.
If you cannot attend in person, join us remotely via BlueJeans.