The Voice of the LGBTQ Community and Alcohol Misuse

4:00 PM
5:15 PM


Many of us know the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ) community is at a greater risk of alcohol misuse, but do you know why this is the case? Have you ever spoken to an LGBTQ individual about their relationship or perception of alcohol? This workshop will feature three previously recorded, one-on-one interviews with a diverse group of LGBTQ identifying individuals. Between video segments, participants will learn statistics of LGBTQ youth and substance misuse, and critical points supporting the specific needs of LGBTQ youth.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

1) Identify indicators that lead LGBTQ youth to misuse substances

2) Understand why the LGBTQ population is at greater risk of substance misuse

3) Make a plan when working with LGBTQ youth to affirm their specific needs

31st Annual National Leadership Forum & SAMHSA's 17th Prevention Day


Mike Freeman
CAN Program Supervisor
Los Angeles LGBT Center
Kevin McCloskey
Director of Community-Based Programs
Los Angeles LGBT Center