Planning for the 2009 National LGBTI Health Summit to be held August 14 - 18, 2009 in Chicago is already well under way. Among those organizing the summit is FOB (Friend of Bilerico) Jim Pickett, the kick ass Advocacy Director for AIDS Foundation Chicago and the force behind the amazing blog Life Lube.
National LGBTI Health Summit breaks with the usual public health discussions focused on LGBTI communities which often on see us as vectors of diseases and a population whose behaviors need to be modified. Instead the organizers and participants of the National LGBTI Health Summit take a more asset-based approach recognizing the roles that creativity, passion and community building can play in improving the overall health of the LGBTI communities.
The 2009 National LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex,) Health Summit - in collaboration with the Bi Health Summit (August 14, 2009) will focus on "Health Through the Life Course" and is dedicated to preserving and improving the emotional, physical, spiritual, intellectual, psychological, environmental, and social health and wellness of LGBTI people; a diverse range of communities who each experience significant health disparities because of our sexual orientations and/or gender identities.
After the jump are topics to be covered at the 2009 Summit in Chicago and detail on how you can attend.