ISGMH’s Current Issues in LGBTQ Health lecture series focuses on highlighting important work being done in the field of LGBTQ health. Our lectures are open to the public to attend (as space allows). Unless otherwise stated, our lectures are held in the Stonewall Conference Room (625 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1400, Chicago, IL 60611) and available via livestream.
Several of our past lectures can be viewed on YouTube.
In celebration of our fifth anniversary, ISGMH is hosting a year-long Leaders in LGBTQ Health lecture series throughout 2020. The series will focus on the last 25 years of LGBTQ health research and the people who made—and continue to make—groundbreaking strides in the field.
- Dr. Steven Thrasher – “Infectious Blackness: Race, Media, and the Criminalization of HIV/AIDS”
- Cecilia Hardacker – “Courageous Conversations: Skill Building in Gender Appropriate Language”
- Dr. Nina Harawa – “Examining internalized homophobia and biphobia in black men who have sex with men and women”
- Dr. Eric Plemons – “The Look of a Woman: Whiteness and womanhood in facial feminization surgery”
- Dr. Christina Dyar – “Health disparities affecting sexual and gender minority individuals assigned female at birth”
- Dr. Lauren Beach – “LGBT 101: An LGBTQ cultural competency lecture for healthcare providers”
- Dr. Ricky Hill – “Community-Based Participatory Research and Transgender Communities: A Case Study Out of Albuquerque, New Mexico”
- Dr. Sari van Anders – “Sexual and gender/sex diversity beyond sexual orientation”
- Dr. Héctor Carrillo – “Rethinking Sexual Migration: Shifting Sexualities and Health Implications”
- Dr. E. Patrick Johnson – “The Beekeeper: Performing Black Southern Women Who Love Women”
- Dr. Carlos Gallo – “Analyzing linguistic style in text messages for an HIV prevention program”
- Dr. Dustin Duncan – “Spatial Epidemiology of Health Disparities in LGBT Populations: What Do We Know and What’s Next?”
- E.J. Graff – “How the amazingly awkward, ever-shifting LGBTQ acronym got foisted on you — and why it won’t go away any time soon”
- Dr. Jennifer Brier – “How to Have History in an Epidemic: Can History Make You Healthy?”
- Dr. Kirsten Simonton – “LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care: Coming Out of the Margins”
- Eileen Pagán – “Supporting and Lifting LGBTQ+ Youth of Color Experiences.”
- Pidgeon Pagonis – “Intersex Stories, Not Surgeries”
- Dr. Alida Bouris and Sophia Davis – “Maternal, Paternal and Religious Support and Rejection as Correlates of Identity Conflict and Depression among Sexual and Gender Minority Youth of Color”
- Dr. Paul Vasey – “Beyond the Binary: What the West can Learn from Non-Western Approaches to Gender Diversity”
- Dr. Brian Dodge – “Bisexual Health: Risk and Beyond”
- Dr. Jesus Ramirez-Valles – “Queer Aging”