Age Friendly Seattle is hosting an online panel presentation geared to people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or two-spirit (LGBTQ+2S) and Black, indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC).
“LGBTQ+2S & BIPOC: Vaccinations, Vaccine Trials, and YOU” is a live panel presentation that will take place on Friday, Oct. 30, from 2:00–3:30 p.m. At event time, log on to bit.ly/AgeFriendlyLive. No registration or log-in is required. A phone-in option is also available.
“According to a 2019 FDA report on drug trial demographics, current enrollment of BIPOC participants lags behind the general population,” said Age Friendly Seattle program manager Brent Butler, who will moderate the panel discussion. “We also know that LGBTQ+2S people experience significant disparities in health and health care. See Stanford University’s Pride Study and the University of Washington’s Aging with Pride: National Health, Aging and Sexuality/Gender Study.”
The October 30 panel presentation will support enrollment in research studies among the populations disproportionately impacted. Panelists include:
- Russell Campbell, deputy director of the Office of HIV/AIDS (HANC) Network Coordination at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
- Esther Lucero, CEO of the Seattle Indian Health Board, and a member of the Diné Nation
- Peter Mann-King, co-chair of the Gay City—Seattle LGBTQ Center board of directors and a program manager with the LGBTQI+ Initiative at Swedish Health Services
- Prof. Karina Walters, director of the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute, UW School of Social Work, and a member of the Choctaw Nation
To view two previous LGBTQ+2S panel presentations, visit YouTube.com/c/AgingKingCounty. The Oct. 30 event will also be video-recorded—available on the same site after the event.
The Oct. 30 event is free and open to the public. LGBTQ+2S youth are welcome and encouraged to attend this virtual event.