In this letter to first-year medical students, I invite them to reflect on what kind of doctor they want to become and what that might mean for their future LGBTQ+ patients. I offer advice and ideas to bring into their medical education that’s grounded in my knowledge and experience as an LGBTQ+ health advocate.Read More
In this blog post, I reflect on my experiences as a patient and an LGBTQ+ advocate to offer suggestions for three things health care providers can do to provide LGBTQ+ affirming health care:
Ask open-ended questions and use language that reflects how your patient or client describes themself and their family/relationship structure
Ask for consent before touching or examining your patient or client
Advocate for your patient or client with other health care providers and hospital or clinic staff
It’s an invitation to health care providers to reflect on what small actions they can take today in service of supporting LGBTQ+ people to feel healthy and thrive.Read More
This talk explores the practice of queering leadership as a means of enabling LGBTQ+ people to lead authentically as we work to create a more just and liberatory health system. It’s an invitation to reflect on the status quo of leadership and how we might transform it in service of surviving, thriving and collective liberation.Read More
This piece invites readers to reflect on the theme of empowering LGBTQ+ youth to thrive, and how their actions can help enable or hinder LGBTQ+ youth empowerment, health and thriving. It explores four key questions:
Who are the experts on queer and trans youth empowerment and health?
How am I using my power in service of queer and trans youth empowerment?
How am I in relationship with queer and trans youth?
Why is dreaming necessary for queer and trans youth empowerment and health?