Conference Seeks To Address LGBT Issues In Global Health

Seattle Times: LGBT issues should be key part of global health conversation
Sarah Stuteville, multimedia journalist and co-founder of The Seattle Globalist

“…Seattle has distinguished itself as a champion of LGBT rights [over the past 20 years] — legalizing gay marriage and supplanting San Francisco as the city with the highest concentration of gay-couple households. During the same period, we’ve also become a hub for global health and development, headquartering powerhouses such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the nonprofit PATH (Program for Appropriate Technology in Health) and a constellation of smaller organizations working internationally. But these two worlds — LGBT rights and global health — don’t intersect as often as you might expect…” Stuteville discusses the Western Regional International Health Conference, which “looks to help challenge the global health organizations here to include issues such as anti-LGBT violence, accessing rights for LGBT communities and providing health care for LGBT people (even if they aren’t in groups at high risk for HIV) to their agendas…” (4/3).