Amplifying Community Voices: LGBTQ Health and Wellbeing during COVID-19


Friday, June 26, 2020, 12:00pm



Amplifying Community Voices: LGBTQ Health and Wellbeing during COVID-19

Friday, June 26, noon

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University


With Pride canceled and many other community and social supports suspended during the pandemic, COVID-19 presents particular challenges to the health and well-being of LGBTQ people, who already experience health disparities. Drawing from LGBTQ history and recent political events, this Radcliffe webinar brings together historians, physicians, and organizers to discuss the disparate impact of the pandemic on the physical and mental health of sexual and gender minorities, as they explore the resilience of queer communities in times of crisis.


  • Katie Batza, associate professor and director of graduate studies, Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of Kansas
  • Robert Goldstein, medical director, Transgender Health Program, Massachusetts General Hospital; instructor in medicine, Harvard Medical School; candidate, US Congress (MA-08)
  • Jessica Halem, LGBTQ outreach and engagement director, Harvard Medical School
  • Cecil R. Webster, lecturer in psychiatry, McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School; consultant for diversity health outreach programs, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and other area schools

An audience Q and A will follow the individual presentations.

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This event is free. All are welcome to attend.