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Harvard and NPR: Health in the LGBTQ Community: Improving Care and Confronting Discrimination

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and NPR will jointly present a free, live ForumHSPH.org webcast, “Health in the LGBTQ Community: Improving Care and Confronting Discrimination,” Wednesday, March 21, 2018, noon – 1:00 p.m. Eastern. More than half of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Americans report that they have experienced violence, threats, or harassment because of their sexuality or gender identity. Nearly one in five LGBTQ people has avoided seeking medical care for fear of discrimination. In this Forum, experts in LGBTQ health will explore health disparities and discrimination that impact the LGBTQ community. Drawing from a recent poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, our panel will look at the impact of these experiences on physical and mental wellbeing — and what can be done to help. Expert participants will include Dr. Logan Casey, Research Associate, Harvard Opinion Research Program; Director of Public Education and Research Ashland Carter, Human Rights Campaign; Dr. Kenneth Mayer, Co-Chair and Medical Research Director, The Fenway Institute; Dr. Sari Reisner, Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Harvard Chan School. Moderator will be Mr. Joe Neel, Deputy Senior Supervising Editor and a Correspondent on the Science Desk, NPR. Watch at ForumHSPH.org. E-mail questions for the expert participants any time before or during the live webcast to theforum@hsph.harvard.edu. Or Tweet them to @ForumHSPH using #LGBTQ. We also will stream live on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Forumhsph/. We’ll also be conducting a live chat on The Forum’s Health in the LGBTQ Community web page. The Forum will accommodate as many questions as we can during a limited Q&A. If time does not allow for us to ask your question, we encourage you to continue the conversation by posting comments on our website at  ForumHSPH.org.