Members of the LGBTQ community are more than twice as likely to experience mental health disorders as those who identify as heterosexual, yet access to affordable healthcare can be a challenge. For members of the LGBTQ community, economics is not the only obstacle. Issues such as discrimination, gender identity, sexuality and cultural stigma impact accessibility and the quality of medical care.
NJPAC’s LGBTQ Employee Resource Group (ERG) curated this month’s Standing in Solidarity program. The film selection is Saturday Church, a fictional account of a young boy’s struggle with gender identity who finds solace among a transgender group of friends.
Inspired by the film, our panelists will discuss how gender, race and sexual identity impacts well-being and will share tips on how to create safe and affordable pathways for mental health care.
How to participate:
- Register here.
- You’ll receive a link to watch You Are Not Alone for free at home on your own schedule.
- Join us for a virtual panel discussion on Monday, April 24, at 7PM.