June 11-13, 2021

Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center’s Out Loud Pride Summit is a weekend-long virtual event focused on exploring LGBTQ+ identity and mental health. Our programming includes continuing education opportunities for professionals and lived experience panels for all. Each event is designed to educate, elevate and advocate for the voices of the LGBTQ+ community.

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Out and About: Living in Our Truth

Most of us don’t just open the closet door and know who we are as LGBTQ+ people. Our journeys are often full of ups and downs as we finally let our authentic selves be known. In this authentic panel, we will explore the power of finding and connecting with chosen communities while healing our relationships with our spirits, minds, and bodies.

Over the Rainbow: From Shame to Pride

When we think of the word ‘pride’, we often are reminded of the parades, the colors, the joy, the community, and celebration. Yet for many of us, our journeys towards pride began in shame. We kept our thoughts and feelings around our sexuality and identity a painful secret. In this candid panel, we will explore the effects of long withstanding shame, how to exist in who we are while making room for what we have lost and finding true pride in our identities as LGBTQ+ people.

2021 Pride Summit Agenda

Friday, June 11 Events

 

Gender Dysphoria and Eating Disorders: Understanding and Improving Care for Transgender Individuals with Eating Disorders

9:30 - 11:00am MDT
1.5 CE/CME Hours

Speakers:
Anne O’Melia, MS, MD, FAAP, CEDS-S (She/Her/Hers)
Michael Spaulding-Barclay, MS, MD, CEDS (He/Him/His)

Enhance your understanding and awareness of therapeutic implications when working with transgender clients struggling with eating disorders. This presentation will show you how to properly screen for gender dysphoria in patients with eating disorders, while exploring strategies that can help delineate if their gender identity influences their eating disorder. Clinical interventions that can help with self-acceptance, body image concerns and eating disorder symptoms, as well as medical options for pubertal suppression and transitioning, will be presented.

 

Reconsidering Grief: Exploring Grief and Loss from an LGBTQ+ Perspective

12:00 - 1:30pm MDT
1.5 CE Hours

Speakers:
Lisa Constantino, LPC, CEDS-S (She/Her)
Hanna Badenoch, LMHC (She/They)

Within the LGBTQ+ community grief takes many forms. Outside of the grief one experiences due to the loss of a loved one, people who are marginalized may also experience grief in identity, loss of security, loss of support and acceptance from family and friends, among others. This presentation will explore the experience and expression of grief and loss in the LGBTQ+ community. Presenters will discuss how one can make room for and honor their grief while also developing strategies for moving through their grief toward healing.

 

Saturday, June 12 Events

 

Pulse Memorial

June 12 marks the 5th anniversary of the Pulse Massacre in Orlando, Florida. On this day, we will be holding space to honor the 49 lives lost and an entire community affected by an act of violence. We ask all members of the LGBTQ+ community to take time to care for themselves and all allies to reflect on how they can continue to stand up for the LGBTQ+ community.

Pulse Memorial One Pulse

www.outlovehate.com

 

Sunday, June 13 Events

* While today’s events do not offer CE credit, providers are encouraged to attend to gain valuable insights into the experience of LGBTQ+ persons and their journeys with mental health and identity.

 

History of Activism

10:00 - 10:15am MDT

Speakers: Recovery Advocate Eric Dorsa (they/them)

Join us for a special message from the host of “Queen & Sober”, Eric Dorsa aka Fonda (they/them), about the history of Pride and how learning about queer history impacted their mental health journey.

 

Over the Rainbow: From Shame to Pride

10:15 - 11:15am MDT

Moderated by Eric Dorsa (They/Them/Theirs)
Guests: Lindsey Hall (She/Hers), Lynaé DePriest (They/Them/Theirs), Chris Conde (They/Them/Theirs), Sam Sharpe (They/Them/Theirs)

When we think of the word ‘pride’, we often are reminded of the parades, the colors, the joy, the community, and celebration. Yet for many of us, our journeys towards pride began in shame. We kept our thoughts and feelings around our sexuality and identity a painful secret. In this candid panel, we will explore the effects of long withstanding shame, how to exist in who we are while making room for what we have lost and finding true pride in our identities as LGBTQ+ people.

 

Out and About: Living in Our Truth

11:30-12:30pm MDT

Moderated by Lindsey Hall (She/Her/Hers)
Guests: Eric Dorsa (They/Them/Theirs), Edson Montenegro (They/Them/Theirs), Narelys X (He/Him/They), OJ (They/Them/Theirs)

Most of us don’t just open the closet door and know who we are as LGBTQ+ people. Our journeys are often full of ups and downs as we finally let our authentic selves be known. In this authentic panel, we will explore the power of finding and connecting with chosen communities while healing our relationships with our spirits, minds, and bodies.

A Special Thanks to Our Community Partners GLSEN and FEDUP
We recognize that the work of GLSEN and FEDUP have an invaluable and positive impact on the mental health of the LGBTQ+ community. We thank them for their work and are honored to be partnering with them for our inaugural Out Loud Pride Summit.

Support Groups

Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight offers free, trained facilitator-led, support groups for those struggling with eating disorders (including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and other disordered eating issues), as well as mood and anxiety disorders. ERC Pathlight also offers some support groups for families and community members. These support groups provide support, resources and education on eating disorder treatment and recovery.

 

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