Statistics have shown that those who are LGBTQIA+ or disabled experience more mental distress than the general population; additionally, studies have also shown that LGBTQIA+ individuals are more likely to live with a disability. In this session, we will hear about the experiences of a few queer folx who live with disabilities, including Alana Duhaylonsod, Kawena Lorenzo, and Adam Halemano, and articulate what it is like to live at the intersection of being queer and disabled.
Panelists: Alana Duhaylonsod Adam Halemano Kawena Lorenzo
In recognition of Hawaiian History Month in September and Filipino History Month and LGBT History Month in October, QUEERIFY features presenters and panelists from both the UH System as well as professionals from the community. Sessions are open to the public and will address various facets of queer experience and allyship, including intersections with culture, neurodivergence, and disability. To register for sessions, see the series program at http://go.hawaii.edu/XeZ.
QUEERIFY is a UH-based public service project designed to amplify queer voices, mobilize queer folks to speak our truths, and connect queer folks and allies with information and one another for a stronger, healthier community. QUEERIFY is sponsored by the University of Hawaiʻi Commission on LGBTQ+ Equality.
For information, see details about the QSeries here.