[Image description: A rectangular graphic with a beige background. Gray icons of a stethoscope, family, and building blocks are featured. The left side of the graphic features a large light-purple chat bubble with black and orange text that reads "March 18 - 7-8 p.m. Eastern", "Queer Health Education", and "Queer Youth". Below is an orange chat bubble with white text that reads "Let's navigate the healthcare system!" Underneath is a circular photo of a Black person with dreadlocks, wearing a hat and glasses. Below is a rounded rectangle with text that reads "Jai Thompson (they/them), Deputy Director at galaei". To the left of the photo is text that reads "Healthcare Enrollment Coordinators: Owen Pudliner (he/him), Jordan Sánchez (they/she) & David Celli (he/him)”. To the right of the photo is a graphic of an open laptop with a multi-paneled virtual meeting on the screen. Above the laptop is a gray text box with black and orange text that reads “Email [email protected] for Zoom link and accessibility needs”. The Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center logo is in the upper right corner of the graphic. Along the bottom of the graphic is a gradient strip of intersectional Pride colors.]
Join Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center for the second session of a three-part virtual series about queer health education during the month of March. Led by state-certified healthcare enrollment assisters, this series is designed to empower LGBTQ+ community members to learn more about their healthcare options in Pennsylvania.
This hour-long session will focus on queer youth, featuring keynote speaker Jarrett "Jai" Thompson (they/them).
About the speaker: Jai is the deputy director at galaei, a Queer and Trans, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (QTBIPOC) radical social justice organization in Philadelphia. They have been a fixture in the LGBTQ+ community in Philadelphia for over 15 years. Jai began their activism and advocacy as a youth, leading queer youth initiatives through Y.O.A.C.A.P, COLOURS and The Attic Youth Center. They joined Kappa Psi Kappa Fraternity, Inc., a Black and queer-affirming community service organization, providing them with access to larger populations for services and community-based support nationwide. Jai has built bonds within the LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities, participating in major events that raised radical awareness for local nonprofits, theater companies, and educational institutions throughout Pennsylvania for social and radical justice efforts. Jai was also part of the City of Philadelphia's Office of LGBT Affairs' first leadership pipeline.
Email [email protected] for the Zoom link and any accessibility needs.