Cultural attitudes toward same-sex marriage are changing dramatically, but LGBT people still experience staggering health burdens and human rights violations. What are the best ways to close the gap in health disparities for LGBT people? Have the most cogent arguments been advanced?
These are among the questions discussed at LGBT Health and Human Rights: New Ideas for Dynamic Times, a symposium in New York on November 17.Speakers were award-winning author Andrew Solomon and psychiatrist-bioethicist Tia Powell, of Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. A roundtable conversation followed with distinguished panel of respondents:
- Ram Raju, MD, president and CEO, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation
- Jamie Lindemann Nelson, PhD, philosopher, Michigan State University
- Robert Espinoza, MPA, senior director of public policy and communications, SAGE
The discussion was moderated by Mildred Z. Solomon, EdD, president of The Hastings Center. The symposium was webcasts live, and an archive will be available at http://bit.ly/HastingsLGBT. Meanwhile, follow commentary on Twitter at #LGBTNewIdeas.