Founded in 1973, PFLAG is the first and largest organization dedicated to supporting, educating, and advocating for LGBTQ+ people and their families. PFLAG’s network of hundreds of chapters and more than 250,000 members and supporters works to create a caring, just, and affirming world for LGBTQ+ people and those who love them.
LGBTQ Sex Ed: Health, Rights, and Pleasure
Track: Raise Your Voice
Workshop Block 5: Sunday, October 27 – 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Room: Big Joe Turner A
Sex education for LGBTQ youth tends to be very limited, both in formal and informal spaces. This workshop will raise awareness of the importance of providing LGBTQ youth with sex education that follows the “triangle approach” of linking sexual health, sexual rights and sexual pleasure, which was formulated by the Global Advisory Board for Sexual Health and Wellbeing (GAB). The workshop will also provide the opportunity to learn about specific online LGBTQ sex education resources.
Antón Castellanos-Usigli, PFLAG National Board, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, and Global Advisory Board for Sexual Health and Wellbeing
Antón Castellanos Usigli, MPH, is a Doctor of Public Health candidate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, MA. He is also a public health consultant for Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, conducting research and evaluation related to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) programs. At Wyckoff, he previously served as the Director of Prevention Programs, managing a portfolio of programs that deliver sexual health services such as HIV/STI testing, STI treatment, PrEP and linkage to HIV medical care to hundreds of clients every year. Antón is a Member of the Global Advisory Board for Sexual Health and Wellbeing, a group of global experts brought together by Durex to advance the links between sexual health, sexual rights and sexual pleasure across policies and programs. He is also a Member of the National Board of Directors of PFLAG. Antón has a MPH from Columbia University and he has been a speaker in Congresses across twelve countries.