The conference will focus on recognizing and articulating the mental health needs of LGBT peoples of color through the collective strength and wisdom of clinicians, consumers, academics and advocates to confront the issues plaguing these communities, often compounded by shame and stigma. This year's conference will be held at the Alexander Hamilton US Customs House Building, 1 Bowling Green, NYC.
The collective efforts of the organizations hosting this two-day conference, led by DBGM, Inc. together with a planning committee consisting of representatives from the National LGBT Cancer Network, the US Department of Health & Human Services, Region II, Project UROK, and Lambda Legal - will focus on the mental health challenges and a wide range of traditional and radical treatment options for LGBT peoples of color. Both days will begin with presentations to establish common starting points, which will be followed by concurrent small group workshops and panel discussions, some geared for clinicians and others for community members. At the end of the second day, we will have a "Community Speak Out", where conference participants will have a chance to express their thoughts on the necessary next steps for improving this conference and addressing the mental health of LGBT peoples of color.