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LGBTQ 101: The Conversation Continues (Thursday, November 14, 2019, Noon - 1:30 pm)

LGBTQ 101: The Conversation Continues (Thursday, November 14, 2019, Noon - 1:30 pm)

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As a follow-up to our October LGBTQ Lunch & Learn program, join the Office  of Diversity,  Inclusion, and Community Engagement and The Loft LGBT Center, a WMCHealth community partner, for continued conversation about healthcare experiences within the LGBTQ community.


The Loft’s Assistant Director of Programs and Services, Shepard Verbas (pronouns: they/them/theirs), will return as a panelist and will be joined by Westchester Medical Center

AIDS Care Center PrEP Specialist Christopher Castro-Gonzalez

(pronouns: he/him/his) to answer your questions.


This session will explore:

  • LGBTQ definitions and terminology
  • Implicit bias among healthcare providers regarding LGBTQ healthcare needs 
  • Barriers to care
  • Best practices for language usage
  • How WMC Health builds trust and promotes well-being for LGBTQ patients

          **Lunch will be provided**

Time: 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm

Location: Taylor Pavilion Media Center, 100 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY 10595

Contact: Michelle Johnson, Senior Director, Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement

                  (914) 493-395  Michelle.Johnson2@WMCHealth.org 


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The Loft’s Assistant Director of Programs and Services, Shepard Verbas (pronouns: they/them/theirs), will return as a panelist and will be joined by Westchester Medical Center

AIDS Care Center PrEP Specialist Christopher Castro-Gonzalez

(pronouns: he/him/his) to answer your questions.