Monday, Apr. 24 | LGBTQ+: Fleshing Out the Acronym
William Cockrell, Lesleigh Owen, Terri Bruce, and Emilia Flint
6:30 p.m. in Room 112
Hosted by Dr. William Cockrell, Dr. Lesleigh Owen, Terri Bruce, and Dr. Emilia Flint, will cover multiple aspects of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ+) research. Given the highly political topic of equal rights in the United States, the panel will cover aspects of federal law and LGBTQ+ issues. The discussion will also include a brief historical overview of sexual orientation in the United States to contrast where we are today. Further topics discussed include: Demography, definitions and terminology pertaining to transgender persons, body dysmorphic disorder/body acceptance in the LGBTQ community, health and HIV, parenting, intersectionality, and hate crimes. The panelists hope that this discussion will allow members of the Queer community to reach out and network with one another. We also hope that this discussion can increase understanding and empathy among our straight and cisgender friends and family.