Still Here: A photovoice investigation of suicidality among Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and two-spirit adults

CRiHHI Critical Inquiry Series

Date: 21 Nov 2017

Presented by: Dr. Olivier Ferlatte, Post-doctoral fellow, UBC Nursing

Room: Rm T206, UBC Nursing, 3rd Floor -UBC Hospital

Time: 12-1pm

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and two-spirit (LGBTQ2S) adults are at an increased risk of suicide compared to heterosexual and cisgender populations; yet conspicuously absent are targeted suicide prevention policies and programs. More so, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, and stigma make it difficult for LGBTQ2S people to reach out for help when they need it.
This seminar will present a photovoice research study that aims at furthering the understanding of suicide bereavement and suicidality among LGBTQ2S people and to spark conversations about the need for targeted suicide prevention initiatives.

Dr. Olivier Ferlatte is a post-doctoral research fellow with the men’s health research program at the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia. He has over 15 years of experience working in sexuality minorities’ health and promotion. His research focuses on the relationships between marginalization, violence, and social and health inequities among sexual minorities. Dr. Ferlatte is the director and lead researcher for Still here, a photovoiceresearch project investigating suicide among LGBTQ2S adults.

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