TRANSFORMING CARE CONFERENCE
OCTOBER 17-18, 2019 | COLUMBUS, OHIO
2019 TRANSFORMING CARE
LGBTQ & HIV/AIDS Health Equity Conference
The Equitas Health Institute will host the 2019 Transforming Care: LGBTQ & HIV/AIDS Health Equity Conference on October 17-18 at The Ohio State University Fawcett Center. Activists, academics, community members, and health & social service professionals are encouraged to attend this two-day conference that addresses health disparities affecting the LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS community.
The conference will provide a unique opportunity for professionals and community members to come together to share not only research and best practices but practical information like family planning, wellness activities, and health and safety initiatives.
2019 Confirmed Conference Speakers
Speakers will be added as confirmed.
2019 Plenary Speaker
On June 12, 2016, life changed for Brandon Wolf. He hid in a bathroom while a gunman opened fire in Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub, killing his two best friends, Drew Leinonen & Juan Guerrero, as well as 47 others. During the three years since, Brandon has made it his mission to honor the victims’ legacies with action.
For the past two years, Brandon has served as co-founder and Vice President of The Dru Project, a nonprofit organization that seeks to empower youth and enable future leaders in the LGBTQ+ community. He has acted as a surrogate for multiple political campaigns, including Hillary Clinton, Congressman Patrick Murphy, and Mayor Andrew Gillum, lending an intersectional voice to the campaign narratives. Brandon currently serves as the Media Relations Manager for Equality Florida. His current work includes lobbying the Florida Legislature for expanded LGBTQ+ protections, workplace equity, and LGBTQ-inclusive education.
Brandon will speak to the Transforming Care Conference on the impact of the stigma associated with seeking mental health services among LGBTQ+ communities of color.
2400 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, Ohio 43210