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LGBTQIA Awareness – Moving from a Month to a Mindset

On-Demand Webinar

June is LGBTQIA+ Pride Month, a time when thoughts often turn to LGBTQIA+ individuals and themes throughout history. Yet, LGBTQIA+ people live out their identities in our communities, workplaces, schools, and families every day, not just one month out of the year.

Although much has changed since those first LGBTQIA+ advocates sought equal rights and fair treatment, LGBTQIA+ communities today continue to experience disparities and barriers to health and wellness as compared to the population at large. LGBTQIA+ individuals have unique health and wellness needs and addressing them as an organization benefits everyone.

In this webinar, author and consultant, Luca Maurer, will discuss how LGBTQIA+ awareness month and health equity intersect. He will provide examples of how LGBTQIA+ individuals have demonstrated the power of equity and belonging throughout history as well as how to apply their lessons today in developing equitable and intersectional health and wellness approaches.

During this webinar, you will learn:

  • Examples of health and wellness disparities facing LGBTQIA+ people
  • How equitable holistic approaches to health and wellness can counter and reverse these trends
  • Three actions you can take to move from accepting to expecting LGBTQIA+ people and communities, as well as how to build a culture of LGBTQIA+ equity and belonging

About Our Presenter

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Luca Maurer

Luca Maurer is an author and consultant on LGBTQIA+ topics, intersectionality, global health, disability, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. He has worked in the US and abroad with professionals in health care, education, law enforcement, and social services. He has also worked closely with students and teachers, families and caregivers, faith communities, and workplaces. 

In addition to writing several books, journal articles, chapters, and curricula, Maurer also co-wrote the Teaching Transgender Toolkit, an award-winning book about the lives and experiences of transgender people that were featured in the pages of National Geographic and USA Today. Professional designations he holds include National Wellness Institute Certified Wellness Practitioner, National Council on Family Relations Certified Family Life Educator, and American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists Certified Sexuality Educator, Counselor, and Supervisor. 

Maurer also teaches graduate and undergraduate courses and is the founding director of The Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Education, Outreach, and Services at Ithaca College, where he currently serves as interim Executive Director for Student Equity and Belonging.

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