Event On LGBTQIA+ Health To Bring Researchers And Community Members Together

VCU presents the next in its online Health Equity series this month covering disparities in LGBTQIA+ health care.


LGBTQIA+ people face health disparities linked to discrimination, social stigma and denial of their human rights. Research suggests this inequity leads to high rates of psychiatric disorders, substance abuse and suicide.

An event on August 10, available virtually through Virginia Commonwealth University, will focus on these health disparities and engage the community in solutions. “Across the Rainbow: Moving from Disparities to Equity in LGBTQ+ Health” features leaders and health advocates from Richmond-area nonprofits. Panelists will speak to advances and gaps in the research and share resources on LGBTQIA+ health.

The event is part of the quarterly Health Equity series, led by the C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research, where VCU and VCU Health experts bring together community partners and members of the public for presentation, discussion and increased awareness of health disparities in Richmond and beyond.

Visit go.vcu.edu/equity for more information.

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