On Tuesday, June 22, 2021, the Columbia Program for the Study of LGBT Health hosted Bekah Ingram Esteves and Dr. Anneliese Singh for their final seminar of the semester on “Black and Latinx Trans and Nonbinary Identity, Risk, and Resilience: Implications for Intersectionality and Liberation.”
Both presenters are affiliated with Project AFFIRM, a research cohort specifically focused on studying the health and identity development of transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary indivduals. Bekah Ezteves and Dr. Singh stressed not only the importance, but the necessity, of an intersectional analysis in transgender healthcare and health research. More specifically, presenters emphasized the ways in which racism and transprejudice intersect and overlap in constituting experiences of both risk and resilience for Black and Latinx trans and nonbinary individuals.
Bekah Ezteves and Dr. Singh hope that their research may inform effective health interventions in Black and Latinx trans and nonbinary communities. To learn more about Project Affirm, click here.
To view future seminars in the LGBT Health Series, click here.
This overview was written by one of our Global Mental Health Undergraduate Summer Interns. Throughout the summer, our interns will continue to share overviews of various lectures and webinars they attend.