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Episode 39: "Pause...Now Let's Talk" - A Conversation About The LGBTQI Community w/ Dr

The increased representation and visibility of Black LGBTQI individuals in the media has opened up dialogue about the issues they face within the black community and society as a whole. Today, BhD contributes to the conversation by interviewing Dr. Lourdes Dolores Follins, a black queer psychotherapist and behavioral scientist who has taught about, conducted research with, and written about same-gender-loving and LGBTQI people of color since 1999. We define “LGBTQI” for our listeners (23:30), discuss myths and misconceptions about the LGBTQ community (25:22), and the factors that contribute to those misconceptions (33:10). We also have a conversation about heretosexism, homonegativity, and cisgenderism (37:49), health outcomes within the LGBTQ community (43:38), and the role of intersectionality in those outcomes (49:04). We close by discussing how families can better support their LGBTQ loved ones and resiliency in the LGBTQI community (54:26).

Other Topics Include:

00:30 - Check in with Ty and Daphne

03:45 - BhD “Oh Lawd” News

18:11 - Introduction of the Topic

19:15 - Learn More about Dr. Follins

1:03:47 - #BlackIntersexLivesMatter

1:07:23 - The Importance of Pronouns

1:13:29 - Daphne and Ty Reflection on the Interview


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