AWI Our Stories Our Voices presents: The Intersection of Queer Sexual and Mental Health

The Our Stories, Our Voices festival celebrates queer mental health stories told by LGBTQ+ filmmakers and artists. Over three days, filmmakers, mental health professionals, and community leaders will lead insightful, interactive workshops focused on the unique experiences of queer people and their mental health. If you are interested in learning about these sessions, and participating in these critical conversations, you can see them all on the Our Stories, Our Voices information page!

The patriarchal medical field has always been a breeding ground for discrimination against queer humans, especially in sexual health and education. Simply asking questions about sex practices comes with risk to personal safety, along with feelings of anxiety, shame, and guilt. This sex-positive session, led by Lucie Rachel, will use film and spoken word to explore the mental health struggles of seeking physical and sexual wellness as a queer individual, while providing solidarity and resources to our underserved queer community.

You can register for this event here.

Featured National Resources:

Crisis Text Line
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Trans Lifeline
The Trevor Project
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)
Black Mental Health Alliance


Date:August 11, 2021
Time:1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission The MHSOAC provides vision and leadership, in collaboration with clients, their family members, and underserved communities, to ensure Californians understand mental health is essential to overall health. MHSOAC holds public mental health systems accountable, provides oversight for eliminating disparities; promotes wellness, recovery and resiliency; and ensures positive outcomes for individuals living with serious mental illness and their families.