LGBTQ+ Affirming Healthcare Series, Session Two & Pride Keynote

Social Safety and Human Thriving Across the Spectrum of Sexual and Gender Diversity

Facilitated by Lisa Diamond, PhD (she/her)

 Presented by the UofL LGBT Center

Learning Objectives:

· Understand limitations of the traditional "minority stress" explanation of the unique mental health challenges facing sexually-diverse and gender-diverse populations.

· Understand the new insights offered by “social safety theory,” which emphasizes insufficient social safety (rather than “minority stress”) as a primary contributor to mental and physical health problems in marginalized populations, through the pathway of sustained threat-vigilance and its impact on the mind and the body.

· Understand the diversity of manifestations of social safety (and, correspondingly, manifestations of social safety deficits) across a diverse range of environments, including family, workplace, the healthcare system, and the community at large.

Brief Speaker Bio: Lisa M. Diamond, PhD (she/her), is a Professor of Psychology and Gender Studies at the University of Utah.  She studies the development and expression of gender and sexuality over the lifespan, and the psychobiological mechanisms through which sexual and gender stigma shape mental and physical health.

Other: Lunch provided to in-person participants, first-come, first-served; participants may attend a session, whether or not they intend to complete the series; Zoom link will be emailed to virtual participants. The session will begin promptly at 12 Noon. Please arrive early.




Dial-In Information

Zoom link will be emailed to participants

Thursday, October 20 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Kornhauser Auditorium 500 S. Preston Street

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Training & Development, Academic, Signature University Events


Students, Faculty/staff, Alumni, Public


President, The LGBT Center





LGBTQ+ Diversity Health Equity

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Lisa Gunterman

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