Monday, December 15, 2008

Two Conferences *I* Want to Go to

2009 LGBTI Health Summit in Chicago, IL
August 14-18, 2009 -- As seen on Lifelube!!!

I told them like a month ago that I would repost this information, and, look, I finally did! This is the mission of the conference:

The 2009 National LGBTI (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex) Health Summit is an event dedicated to preserving and improving the emotional, physical, spiritual, intellectual, psychological, environmental, and social health and wellness of LGBTI people, a population that continues to experience significant health disparities because of its members’ sexual orientations and/or gender identities.

While the summit will include speakers, panels, workshops, pre-summit institutes and organizing meetings, it will also include interactive exercises, such as experiential education activities, yoga and other forms of self and communal care, as well as creative festivities. The Summit will address a range of topics that includes, but is not limited to:

• LGBTI health through the life course
• Understanding LGBTI history and its health impacts
• Wellness for all of our communities
• Bisexual visibility & well-being
• Health leadership
• Health care access
• Frontiers in HIV/AIDS and STD prevention and care
• New HIV prevention technologies like microbicides and PrEP
• Youth and elder strategies
• Tobacco and LGBTI health
• The role of alcohol and other substances in LGBTI communities
• Universal Health Care and other paths to good LGBTI health
• LGBTI Spirituality and its role in the health of individuals and communities
• Culturally competent LGBTI mental health research and programming
• Self-care for the community organizer
• Marriage equality as a health strategy
• Addressing racism, sexism, heterosexism, homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia to enable healing
• Diversity of family structures as a part of LGBTI health
• Understanding our identities and our bodies: what does it mean to be L,G,B,T or I?
Doesn't it sound wonderful? I've also been listed as an official endorser of the event. (even though they promised they would Blogroll me and haven't, I still love the somewhat NSFW Lifelube blog)

February 13-15, 2009, in beautiful Bloomington, IN
I was really unsure about going to this... but the fabulous T. Black from IMPACT Cincinnati eventually told me I was going. I am, after all, a college student again. So, I guess I'm going :-); of course, being shown around by the "celebrity" BadEvan won't be so bad at all either.

I may also be hosting a small blogger break out or social hour with the aforementioned "celebrity." :-)


Anonymous said...

I'll be at the LGBTI Health Summit in ChiTown, too! I'm going with the National Gay Mens Health Summit.

BTW, what the hell is up with "" around celebrity? You no longer get a personalized copy of my books ;)

Unknown said...

You do read my blog! Boy, do I feel special.

Shit. Must purchase books soon. LOL

Fine fine. Can I ironically italicize celebrity in the future? like this

Anonymous said...

Sure I guess that would be ok...