Stress, Trauma and LGBTQ Youth
Event Date + Time:
March 16, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - March 16, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
2367 Curry Road, Schenectady, New York, United States
Zoom conference call Directions
About This Event
LGBTQ people, especially those who are transgender, face continued and even more acute hate speech disguised as free speech. Much of this disturbing talk flouts our knowledge of science, much in the way anti-vaxxers deny the life-saving benefits of the Covid-19 vaccine. Sadly, we are moving away from a more tolerant society and must wait longer for a more enlightened society that will save lives.
More and more, the facts are settled regarding sexual development are readily available. The tragedy is they are being ignored, sometimes willfully.
As Nobel prize-winning neuroscientist Eric Kandel, M.D., has said, “the problem is urgent, particularly for transgender people of color who suffer horrifically high rates of depression, substance abuse, suicide, and murder.” Speaking on a PBS special series, Dr. Eric Kandel also said, “Brain science can be a liberating influence in our lives. As we understand the biology of our own gender identity and sexual orientation better and become more comfortable with ourselves, we’ve become more empathic to somebody else’s identity and orientation.”
This presentation is based on the new book, Parents: Love You Gay Child: Ending Fear, Stigma and Trauma.