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June 2022 Event: LGBTQIA2S+ Health Care and Health Challenges — Let's learn, together.

Updated: Jun 14, 2022

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It's finally here! Don't miss our biggest event of 2021-2022.

It's been over 2 years! Join the Twin Cities holistic nursing and health care community you love for the biggest event of the year.

In early 2020, this event was postponed twice due to severe weather and the COVID-19 pandemic. We are thrilled to host this important event this June. You won't want to miss it!

UPDATE: The event will be held completely online.

Event Details

Saturday, June 4, 2022

8:30 AM – 12:30 PM CDT

Online via Google Meet

Everyone is welcome.

Earn 4 contact hours for continuing education.

Event registration is $10 for MinnHNA members or $20 without membership.


What can I expect?

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersexual, asexual, and two spirit (LGBTQIA2S+) people often do not seek health care because of barriers and discrimination.

Join us in June to learn from a diverse group of presenters about health care and health challenges in our LGBTQIA2S+ communities and engage in Q&A sessions.

The presenters, who all identify as LGBTQIA2S+, are working to improve health within mainstream health care and in their cultural communities. You will also hear from voices often under-represented in health care.

>> Scroll down to learn about the presenters and their topics.

Learner Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  1. identify health issues & challenges in our LGBTQIA2S+ communities.

  2. explore the impact of racism on LGBTQIA2S+ health.

  3. describe culturally specific issues in our LGBTQIA2S+ communities.

  4. explore community resources to support LGBTQIA2S+ patients.

COVID-19 Precautions

UPDATE: The event will be held completely online via Google Meet. Anyone who is registered will receive a reminder email one day before the event with the link and info to join the event on Google Meet.


You'll learn from these wonderful humans.

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Jacki Trelawny

Director of Community Engagement, Family Tree Clinic

Journey to Gender Inclusive Healthcare


Maria Orleny Arboleda

Consultant — community health engagement advocacy

Working with the Latinx LGBTQIA2S+ Communities


Jase Roe

They/Them, Two Spirit, Enrolled member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, Organizer of the Minnesota Two-Spirit Society, & Primary Counselor at Niven Wellness

An Indigenous Two Spirit in Two Worlds of Traditional and Western Medicine


Raquelle Paulsen

She/Her, Lead Medical Case Manager, University of Minnesota Youth and AIDS Projects

Navigation of Services for Trans and Youth BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color)


Deborah Thorp, MD

Medical Director, Gender Services Clinic, Park Nicollet Clinic. Past Chair & Vice Chair, Department Ob-GYN. Openly lesbian.

Improving Care of the LGBTQ Population


Everyone is welcome

4 contact hours available for attendees!

$10 for MinnHNA members or $20 without membership.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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