Fenway Health hosts Stonewall 50 discussion on how the push for quality health care has driven the LGBT community’s advocacy agenda

BOSTON, June 10, 2019―Fenway Health is pleased to announce that it will host a panel discussion on how the push for quality health care since the early days of LGBT advocacy after the Stonewall rebellion has shaped LGBT community organizing and advocacy. The discussion will take place on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 6 p.m. at Fenway Health, 1340 Boylston St. Boston, in the 10th floor auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

“Advocacy for culturally competent, affirming health care has been a central focus of the modern LGBT movement. Fenway Health was formed in 1971 with a focus on gay men’s sexual health, women’s health, and older people’s health care needs, reflecting the needs of the Fenway community. LGBT health activism emerged from the feminist movement and other social movements of the early 1970s,” said Sean Cahill, PhD, Director of Health Policy Research at The Fenway Institute of Fenway Health. “The political and cultural homophobia unleashed by the AIDS crisis in the 1980s forced our community to build institutions that are now models for the broader health system. Our panel will examine how health advocacy has been central to the LGBT movement and talk about what we can expect to see over the next 50 years.”

Panelists will include:

  • Jennifer Potter, MD, Co-Chair of the Fenway Institute
  • Gary Bailey, MSW, ACSW, Professor, Simmons University School of Social Work and School of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Stewart Landers, JD, MCP, Senior Consultant, John Snow, Incorporated
  • Grace Sterling Stowell, MA, Executive Director, Boston Alliance of GLBT Youth
  • Gary Daffin, Executive Director, Multicultural AIDS Coalition
  • Sue Katz, Wordsmith and Rebel

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