Providing Affirming Nursing Care for Black LGBTQ Community Members


Part Two of a four-part LGBT Webinar Series

This workshop will include three components aimed at equipping nurses to provide more affirming care for Black LGBTQ patients: educational, discussion, and application. Specifically, the workshop will start with an overview of research about health risk and resilience factors among Black LGBTQ people. It will then move to a discussion of nurses’ experiences with Black LGBTQ people and how they have addressed risk and resilience in their clinical care with them. Finally, participants will have an opportunity to brainstorm concrete ways to use resilience to positively impact the patient-provider relationship and treatment/prevention outcomes. All participants will be provided with handouts of the information presented in the workshop and given the opportunity to ask questions.

Presentation Learning Objectives:

  1. Define intersectionality and explain its implications for contributing to affirming care for Black LGBT patients
  2. Identify three risk factors and three resilience factors that uniquely impact Black LGBT patient’s health
  3. Discuss how nurses may assess these risk and resilience factors and integrate them into their treatments for Black LGBT patients


  • Jonathan Mathias Lassiter, Ph.D. is a polymath who utilizes psychology, writing, and dance to help others heal and thrive. His roles include licensed clinical psychologist, professor, author, public speaker, and choreographer. As a public intellectual, Dr. Lassiter has been featured on television, radio, podcasts, and print such as PBS and Sirius XM. Dr. Lassiter is the award-winning co-editor of Black LGBT Health in the United States: The Intersection of Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation. This book received the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association's Achievement Award. It is the first and only text to focus solely on Black LGBT American's holistic health. He is currently working on his first sole-authored book that will explore contemporary issues of race and mental health in the United States. In addition, Dr. Lassiter has published numerous articles in academic journals and lay publications, presented his choreographic work in prestigious showcases in New York City, and provided psychological services to clients in medical centers across the country. Currently, Dr. Lassiter is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Rowan University, Founder and Chief Psychology Officer at Lassiter Health Initiatives, co-host of Fly on the Wall on YouTube, and Artistic Associate at The Black Acting Methods Studio.

This webinar series is hosted by the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium, Pennsylvania Action Coalition, and the Bradbury Sullivan LGBT Community Center.


Click HERE to register for the webinar on 10/14 at 3:00pm EDT.

October 14, 2020 at 3:00pm - 4pm
Virtual Webinar