#LBTWomensHealth19 Twitter Q&A

You can read what we talked about in #LBTWomensHealth19’s Twitter Q&A in our Twitter ‘moment’.

On Tuesday 12th March, from 2-4pm, as part of #LBTWomensHealth19 we’ll be running a Q&A for lesbian, bisexual, trans and other women in the LGBTQ+ communities, and for people who want to know more about the health inequalities that affect these individuals and communities.

Tweet us at @LGBTPartnership with your questions, using the hashtag #LBTWomensHealth19 and we’ll pass them on to our experts, below.

Our list of women taking part in the Q&A continues to grow, but so far, we’re pleased to welcome:

Josina CallisteJosina Calliste is the Strategic Lead for women and PrEP at PrEPster. In her current role, she leads on the MobPrESH project, which mobilises peer educators around PrEP & sexual health. She is a queer black sexual health practitioner and researcher based in London, and has written on sexual health related topics for gal-dem, Black Ballad and birthworkers of colour.

Josina will be answering questions about women and HIV and PrEP from @Jo_ZinaC

Rosie Ellingham

Rosie Ellingham has worked for Yorkshire MESMAC for 6 years, predominantly with LGBT+ young people under 25. She delivers HIV testing in Leeds and has led on delivering testing for the trans community. She is a cis lesbian woman who is vocal in her support for the trans community, and delivers training to sexual health clinics alongside local trans groups on the sexual health needs of trans people and how to create safe and inclusive environments for trans people.

Rosie will be answering questions along with trans colleagues (whose commitments prevent them from being with us for the full Q&A session) from @yorkshiremesmac

Claire McCombClaire McComb has been with ELOP for 12 years and is Lead Officer, which involves overseeing the daily running of ELOP’s LGBT Centre and services. She leads on the management of ELOP’s counselling service, which has seen a growth from 28 counsellors in 2017 to 40 by June 2019.  Claire has a particular interest and passion to better the understanding and improvement of LGBT mental health and promote awareness of the benefits of supporting mental health on many areas of LGBT health inequality.

Claire will be answering questions on LBT women’s mental health from @ELOP_LGBT

Georgia Pattison

Georgia Pattison is the Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Sexual Health Outreach Worker at Birmingham LGBT. Georgia provides LBQ Women direct access to sexual health testing, information and advice. She also raises awareness amongst LBQ Women of specific sexual health and wellbeing issues that may be relevant to them.

Georgia will be answering questions on LBT women’s sexual health from @birminghamlgbt

Michelle Ross

Michelle Ross is Co-founder of cliniQ CIC www.cliniq.org.uk  CliniQ was the first holistic sexual health HIV and Wellbeing Service in the UK, founded by trans people for trans and non-binary people since 15th February 2012. Michelle was the the lead on developing the first UK Sexual Health, HIV and Wellbeing booklet for Trans Women. She campaigns for trans and non binary peoples inclusion in HIV prevention and is an active member of Public Health England CAB on The PrEP Impact Trial. Michelle works internationally representing cliniQ and is a member of IRGT a global network of trans women responding to HIV. She is the convener of cliniQ’s series of conferences Trans Health Matters.

Michelle will be answering questions on trans people’s sexual health and wellbeing from @Clini_Q Unfortunately she can only join us 2-3pm.

lizzie streeter

Lizzie Streeter is one of the London regional leads of NHS England’s LGBT+ Staff Network and Senior Programme Manager of the Maternity Transformation Programme. Lizzie joined the network to support issues affecting LGBT+ people in the workplace and aims to be a visible role model. She advocates that people perform best at work when they can be themselves.

 

Lizzie will be answering questions on working in the NHS, and running an LGBT+ staff network from @lizzietweeter