MLHS Keynote Speaker: liz margolies, LCSW

Midwest LGBTQ Health Symposium – Oct 6, 2017 – Friday Evening

Keynote Speaker

liz margolies, LCSW
Clinical Psychotherapist, Founder, and Executive Director
National LGBT Cancer Network

liz margolies, LCSW, is the founder and Executive Director of the National LGBT Cancer Network, the only US program that focuses exclusively on the needs of LGBT people with cancer and those at risk. Based in NYC, the Network offers education, training, and advocacy to better support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and gender non-conforming people with cancer.

The Network’s mission is:

Educating the LGBT community about their increased cancer risks; training healthcare providers to offer culturally competent care; and advocating for LGBT inclusion in national cancer organizations, research and media.

To address the LGBT community’s disproportionate risks for and difficulties with cancer, margolies offers cultural competence training to universities, hospitals, conferences and health care providers across the country. To assist in that goal, she developed The LGBTQ Cultural Competency Toolkit, a nationally recognized LGBT curricula that is now mandatory for all 38,000 employees of NY C Health & Hospital Corporation. You can learn more about this multimedia tool and request a preview at

As a result of her amazing work for this underserved community, margolies was chosen as one of OUT Magazine’s OUT100 in 2014. She has also been a psychotherapist in private practice since 1978, specializing in trauma, loss and sexuality.

Keynote Address: Your LGBT Neighbors

Using her personal history and the social movements she has lived through, liz will offer a passionate call to action and collaboration for improving LGBT health.


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