Economics, Visibility, and the Health of LGBT Populations
March 25th, HSPH Kresge G-2
WGH sponsored a panel and discussion of issues related to economics, visibility, and the health of LGBT populations. The event began with presentations by three experts in the fields of economics, public health research, and policy: Lee Badgett (UMass Amherst), Scout (The Network for LGBT Health Equity), and Diego Sanchez (PFLAG National). The panelists shared their viewpoints and work on the visibility of LGBT populations in health research and policy, the marketing of health behaviors to LGBT populations, and economic inequality and discrimination in employment and health insurance sectors. The panelists then met with audience members for roundtable discussions about how the issues discussed relate to their own work and the steps they can take to promote economic justice, LGBT rights, and health equity.