Developing and Delivering Ally Training in Caring for the Health of Sexual and Gender Diverse Women

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Includes a Live Web Event on 06/06/2024 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

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The webinar will provide an overview of the health disparities experienced by LBQT+ women and the critical role of allies and supporters in reducing health inequities by delivering inclusive care. Participants will learn best practices for practicing cultural humility, building trust to promote disclosure, and creating nurturing and welcoming environments. Additionally, the presentation will address nuanced health disparities experienced by LBQT+ women and the systemic challenges that hinder healthcare access. Research on discrimination and stigmatization within healthcare will be integrated to aid in a comprehensive understanding of the diverse needs of LBQT+ women. Key LBTQ+ terminology will be reviewed to ensure inclusive and respectful dialogue between patients and providers. Panelists will highlight the success of the LA County Sexual and Gender Diverse Women’s Health Collaborative’s ally training program and provide effective strategies for replicating and adapting the curriculum, program format, promotional strategies, and evaluation tools in other communities.

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe two roles of allies in reducing health disparities for LGBTQ+ women. 
  • List three reasons why allies, assumptions, and implicit biases impact the delivery of quality healthcare. 
  • Identify four resources for LBQT+ networks and their support networks.

Julie Friedman, MPH (Moderator)


Iris Cantor-UCLA Women's Health Education and Research Center

Julie Friedman, MPH is a member of the LA County Sexual and Gender Diverse Women’s Health Collaborative and as the director of the Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Education and Research Center, she oversees the operation of the Collaborative. At the Center, her work focuses on the social determinants of women’s health. In collaboration with cross-sector partners, she engages in education, research, and advocacy initiatives focused on vulnerable women in LA County to advance their health across the lifespan. Previously she was the executive director of the Early Childhood Parenting Center, managed the employee health promotion program at the Los Angeles Times, and was a consultant with Growing Health Partnerships working with nonprofit organizations. She has published articles on worksite wellness, health promotion, and women’s health. She serves as a Board of Supervisors appointee to the LA County Commission for Women where she is the Chair of the Health Committee.   

Sequoia Thompson

Steering Committee Member

LA County Sexual and Gender Diverse Women's Health Collaborative

Sequoia Thompson is a Steering Committee member of the LA County Sexual and Gender Diverse Women’s Health Collaborative. As a healer through dialogue, Sequoia utilizes her background in psychology and craft as a motivational speaker, and somatic dialogue facilitator to empower her audience to see themselves as changemakers who create spaces that offer dignity, holistic care, and psychological safety for all identities and ways of being.

Sequoia incorporates storytelling to humanize discussions around Intersectional Identity, Inclusive Language, Racial Equity, and Accountability. This pairing of storytelling and administrative decolonizing creates an impactful ambiance for transformational and sustainable change. Her transnational research investigating European and American heteronormative colonialism fuels her passion for social justice and QTBIPOC advocacy. 
Sequoia is an ardent advocate for mental health and incorporates her journey through Major Depressive Disorder to empower those who may not have the resources to understand the condition and thrive through and with it.

Gabrielle Agana Pascua

Training Coordinator

LA County Sexual & Gender Diverse Women’s Health Collaborative

Gabrielle Agana Pascua is a consultant for the City of West Hollywood, serving as the Training Coordinator for the LA County Sexual & Gender Diverse Women’s Health Collaborative. She is also the Program Coordinator for the Iris Cantor – UCLA Women’s Health Education & Research Center, where she previously was an intern. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2023 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology & Society. Throughout her undergraduate education, Gabrielle volunteered with UCLA’s Mobile Clinic Project as a Caseworker and member of the Health Education Committee. She brought street-side clinic access to West Hollywood at sites such as Salvation Army, the Los Angeles LGBT Center, and Hollywood Food Coalition. She now volunteers with UCLA’s Companion Care, which seeks to build sustainable bridges and establish a continuum of care between people experiencing homelessness with existing health and social services network in Los Angeles.


Live Webinar: Developing and Delivering Ally Training in Caring for the Health of Sexual and Gender Diverse Women
06/06/2024 at 2:00 PM (EDT)  |  60 minutes
06/06/2024 at 2:00 PM (EDT)  |  60 minutes
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