Transforming LGBTQ+ Health

Discussion Summary: LGBTQ+ Youth and the Power of Belonging

In 2023, the Surgeon General released a new advisory on the public health crisis of loneliness and social isolation. This is especially concerning for LGBTQ+ communities who experience higher rates of social isolation than their straight, cisgender peers.

In October, Eidos hosted a panel discussion on the power of belonging for LGBTQ+ youth. Senior Director Jessica Halem spoke with experts from research, design, and community organizing to explore how we can support social connections for our youth.


Desmond Upton Patton, PhD, University of Pennsylvania, SAFELab
Joshua Lavra, Creative Lead, Hopelab
Jasper Liem, Executive Director, Attic Youth Center


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