◂  October 2020

LGBTQ+2S & BIPOC: Participation in Vaccines & Vaccine Trials

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Brent Butler
LGBTQ+2S & BIPOC: Participation in Vaccines and Vaccine Trials

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On October 30, 2020, Age Friendly Seattle is sponsoring the third of three Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and Two-Spirit (LGBTQ+2S) panel discussions—this time focused on Black and Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) and vaccinations. The live online event coincides with Gay Pride events taking place in Orlando, Honolulu, Johannesburg, Amsterdam.

The Age Friendly Seattle forum is open to LGBTQ2S people, family, friends, and allies. To join the event, a few minutes before 1 p.m. on Friday, October 30, visit or call 206-686-8357 (and then enter code 224 689 164). The event ends at 3:30 p.m. No registration is necessary.

According to a 2019 FDA report on drug trial demographics, current enrollment of BIPOC participants lags behind the general population. We also know that LGBTQ2S people experience significant disparities in health and health care (see Stanford University’s Pride Study and the University of Washington’s Aging with Pride: National Health, Aging and Sexuality/Gender Study).

The October 30 panel presentation will support enrollment in research studies among the populations disproportionately impacted. Age Friendly Seattle program manager Brent Butler will moderate a conversation with health care professionals from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the Seattle Indian Health Board, and UW Harborview, as well as the executive director of a nonprofit community-based organization that advances “Undetectable = Untransmittable” (U=U) to disseminate health information and decrease HIV stigma, who will share experience with BIPOC recruitment and enrollment in vaccine trials and vaccine participation.

Age Friendly Seattle wants to hear from you

In advance of the panel presentation, please e-mail questions you would like panelists to address to

Questions will also be taken near the end of the live event if time permits. Please share this opportunity with your LGBTQ+2S friends, family, and allies.

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