Book Launch: Black LGBT Health in the United States: The Intersection of Race, Gender & Sexual Orientation


Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center invites the community to join for the launch of a new book about Black LGBT Health in the United States. The editors will give a talk about the book coffee and conversation with Starbucks Coffee will follow.

Black LGBT Health in the United States: The Intersection of Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation focuses on the mental, physical, and spiritual aspects of health, and considers both risk and resiliency factors for the Black LGBT population. Contributors to this collection intimately understand the associations between health and intersectional anti-Black racism, heterosexism, homonegativity, biphobia, transphobia, and social class. This collection fills a gap in current scholarship by providing information about an array of health issues like cancer, juvenile incarceration, depression that affect all subpopulations of Black LGBT people, especially Black bisexual-identified women, Black bisexual-identified men, and Black transgender men. Black LGBT Health in the United States is recommended for readers interested in psychology, health, gender studies, race studies, and sociology. 

Editors’ Biographies:
Lourdes Dolores Follins, PhD, LCSW is a clinical social worker and an Associate Professor at City University of New York. For over 25 years, Dr. Follins has worked as a psychotherapist, an organizational consultant, and a behavioral scientist. Her research and clinical interests are resilience in LGBTQ people of color; decision making in young gay men of color; health disparities facing LGBTQ people of color around the world; and the experiences of historically underrepresented faculty at community colleges.

Jonathan Mathias Lassiter, PhD, is a twenty-first century polymath utilizing psychology, writing, and dance to help others heal and thrive. As a Clinical Psychologist, he specializes in health psychology, spirituality, and multiculturalism. Currently, he is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Muhlenberg College and Resident Choreographer at Psychosomatic Dance.


Comfort Suites Allentown (click for 20% off standard rate)
Starbucks at the Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley

This event is a sober social event at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. No alcohol will be served.


January 11, 2017 at 6:00pm - 8pm
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
522 W Maple St
Allentown, PA 18101
United States
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Will you come?