Advancing Black LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health

September 14, 2021 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Advancing Black LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health @ online

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

2:30-4:00 p.m. ET


Accumulating research suggests that multiple, interlocking forms of stigma-related stress (e.g., racism, homophobia, transphobia) drive and maintain behavioral health disparities among Black LGBTQ+ individuals. Despite this knowledge, most research and clinical interventions related to stigma-related stress focus on one type of stigma (e.g., racism) in isolation from others (e.g., homophobia, transphobia). Intersectionality provides a framework to help researchers and clinicians better understand the multi-dimensional experiences of Black LGBTQ people, but the application of intersectionality to such empirical and clinical efforts remains in its infancy. To address this gap, this webinar from The Institute’s Center of Excellence on LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity, Advancing Black LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health: Contemporary Approaches to Understanding and Uprooting Intersectional Stigma to Promote Wellness, includes emerging efforts to better understand and intervene upon links between intersectional stigma and aspects of behavioral health among Black LGBTQ individuals.