Queer Health Week at SPH!

OUTbreak is pleased to present:  QUEER HEALTH WEEK at the University of Michigan

QUEER HEALTH WEEK
March 28th – 31st
University of Michigan School of Public Health Crossroads lobby
10:00AM – 3:00PM

Visit their table and learn all about health topics related to the LGBT community. Each day, they’ll be giving away two $10 gift cards to Starbucks! They’ll also have snacks, baked goods, and buttons!

Monday, March 28th: HEALTH DISPARITIES
Join us for the kick-off event of Queer Health Week with a look at some of the health disparities that exist within the LGBT community. We’ll have trivia with prizes, informational resources, and lots of mingling. We’ll also have yummy rainbow-themed baked goods and fabulous buttons for sale.

Tuesday, March 29th: RESEARCH LIMITATIONS
What research is being done among LGBT populations? What research still needs to be done? And what are some of the challenges faced when trying to study queer communities? Come to our table to find out! We’ll have trivia with prizes, informational resources, and lots of mingling. We’ll also have our fabulous buttons for sale.

Also on Tuesday:
LUNCHEON Presentation: RESEARCH IN QUEER HEALTH
12-1pm – SPH Crossroads, 1680
Hear about research being done in queer health at UM-SPH! Dr. Jose Bauermeister will be speaking about his research within the gay population, including several projects examining HIV/AIDS risk among young men who have sex with men (MSMs). The event will conclude with a Q&A style discussion for participant interaction. There will be a free catered lunch for attendees!

Wednesday, March 30th: LESBIAN HEALTH
While LGBT individuals are often lumped together, lesbians have their own unique health needs – so what are some of them? Come to our table to find out! We’ll have trivia with prizes, informational resources, and lots of mingling. We’ll also have our fabulous buttons for sale.

Thursday, March 31st: THE TRUTH ABOUT GAY SEX
There’s a lot of information that gets passed around about gay sex. What’s actually true and what’s not? Come to our table to find out everything you’ve always wanted to know but never asked! We’ll have trivia with prizes, informational resources, and lots of mingling. We’ll also have our fabulous buttons for sale.

Friday, April 1st: Celebration of LGBT culture (no tabling)
Movie Screening: PARIS IS BURNING (and FREE LUNCH!)
12:30-2PM – SPH I, 1755
Join us for this award-winning documentary that captures the “golden age” of New York City’s ball scene, an LGBT subculture where people compete for prizes and status. Filmed during the late 1980’s, this movie is a poignant look of the intersection of race, class, gender, and sexuality, set to a fabulous backdrop of music and dancing. We’ll also be providing lunch for those who attend!

Also on Friday:
CATWALK EXTRAVAGANZA!!

7-9PM – Wolverine Room, Michigan Union
The Catwalk Extravaganza is a social event modeled after the ball scene, an LGBT subculture where people compete for prizes and status. Strut, walk, vogue, or pose your way down the runway. Attendees may compete but are not required to; however, everyone should expect music, dancing, and fun! Dress fiercely for this event (in whatever makes you feel good!) and make sure to bring your inner fabulousity!

Please visit the Facebook page for Queer Health Week for more details. Special thanks to Spectrum Center and the University of Michigan School of Public Health for helping make these events possible!

OUTbreak is dedicated to supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally public health students by providing a safe and supportive environment, advocating for their rights against discrimination, and providing resources to make their education a positive experience.

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