Liz Margolies, LCSW, is the founder and executive director of the National LGBT Cancer Network, Based in NYC, the Network focuses on education, training, advocacy and support.
Did you know that the LGBT population has a higher risk rate for cancer? We are going to talk about healthcare barriers that they face, what can be done to reduce that risk and the training programs that are provided for healthcare providers. Also we will talk about how we can come together as a community and take better care of ourselves by taking steps together for preventative health measures. Yes - literally walking together! We will talk about what it means to be an LGBT cancer survivor and their special needs vs. the needs of the mainstream cancer survivor population.
Many LGBT survivors do not feel welcome or understood in mainstream support groups and transgender survivors have been especially excluded. The National LGBT Cancer Network offers FREE online support forums to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender cancer survivors. We will be covering the customized support programs the network offers which are tailored specifically to our needs.
Liz is also a psychotherapist in private practice, specializing in trauma, loss, health disparities and sexuality. Liz is also a blogger for the Huffington Post and helps curate the LGBT Wellness page on the Gay Voices vertical.
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