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Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness Impacts of Anti-Trans Legislation: Finding Hope Through Community and Connection Panel Discussion

November 29, 2023 at 4:00pm5:30pm EST

Slocum Hall, 214

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Note: This event was originally scheduled for a different date and time, but has been postponed until Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023, 4-5:30 p.m.

Numerous anti-trans legislations have recently been passed in several states. These purposed bills and laws include limits on health care access, removing LGBTQ+ materials from schools and banning trans athletes from sports. A nationwide survey conducted by the Trevor Project found that 86% of transgender and nonbinary youth said that anti-trans bills negatively impacted their mental health.

This panel discussion will explore the health and wellness impacts of these legislations on the trans and gender non-conforming community, as well as explore what we as a University can do to mitigate these negative impacts and provide critical supports for LGBTQ+ individuals.

A Queer Clothing Exchange and reception will follow the panel in the Light Works Gallery.

Panel Members

Carrie Brown, Ph.D., Barnes Center at The Arch Director of Counseling

Tanya Williamson, Ph.D.,  Barnes Center at The Arch Associate Director for Diversity and Inclusion

Jorge A. Castillo, Director of the LGBTQ Resource Center

Kathleen Coughlin, Barnes Center at The Arch Director of Health Care

Tristan Martin, Ph.D., Marriage and Family Therapy Assistant Teaching Professor

This event was first published on October 24, 2023 and last updated on November 27, 2023.

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