Providing Culturally Appropriate Healthcare to LGBTQ Persons of Color (9/23)


Date: September 23, 2020 Register Here

Time: 1 PM—3:15 PM 

Cost: FREE

Format: Live Web Training



Randall Leonard, LCSW-C (they/them) Maryland native Randall Leonard (they/them/theirs) is a licensed clinical social worker who has specialized in the care of LGBT individuals for four years.  They currently serve as a Staff Therapist at the LGBT Health Resource Center of Chase Brexton, providing individual therapy as well as assessments for gender-affirming surgery. They also facilitate “Identity Talk”, a group for trans and gender-diverse people of color to process intersectionality between culture and gender. In addition, they work as a Behavioral Specialist in the Emergency Department of Union Memorial Hospital.  Before joining the Chase Brexton team, Randall served survivors of intimate partner violence at Family and Children’s Services, where they provided individual therapy and a weekly support group. They started their social work career working with people with severe and persistent mental illness at Sheppard Pratt Health Systems. Randall holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work with a concentration in clinical behavioral health.


Nearly one in ten Washington DC residents identify as LGBTQ, a figure nearly twice as high as any other state in the union. Of the LGBTQ population, 43% are people of color. The seminar will explore the unique demographics of DC’s LGBTQ communities of color, the colonial legacy of gender and how it impacts Black and Indigenous residents, barriers to seeking and receiving services, and best practices for bridging gaps in access and care. Join social worker Randall Leonard to explore evidence-based techniques to reach, connect, and serve this large and diverse group of clients in a variety of health care settings.



  • Gain awareness of the demographic, historical, and cultural context as well as strengths, challenges and needs of LGBTQ people of color in Washington DC and the DMV region

  • Explore evidence-based best practices for engaging and supporting queer and gender diverse ethnic minority community members “where they are”.

  • Identify 3 specific tactics to create a welcoming and affirming environment for LGBTQ clients of color.

Starts: Sep. 23, 2020 1:00 pm
Ends: Sep. 23, 2020 3:15 pm
Registration Deadline
July 22, 2020
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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