July 6, 2020

Episode 8: All Black Lives Matter: Understanding the Experiences and Challenges of LGBTQIA+ Individuals

In this episode we discuss the experiences LGBTQIA+ individuals to gain understanding of the culture and ways to better offer support. Our guesit is Gabrielle Davis. Gabrielle Davis is a respiratory therapist and counselor in Boise Idaho. Gabrielle's current role is COPD Educator and Nicotine Cessation Coordinator for St. Luke's Health System and is a counselor at Ambitions of Idaho. Gabrielle has earned a master's degree in public health and in counseling. Outside of the healthcare field, Gabrielle is an adjunct professor at Boise State University and is the facilitator for a local LGBTQIA+ youth social support group. In her free time Gabrielle enjoys reminding people that Black Queer and Trans Lives are included when saying 'Black Lives Matter', dispelling myths about the definition of allyship and encouraging people to say 'I don't know' instead of pretending to know. Gabrielle lives in Boise with her wife and dog and they enjoy traveling whenever the opportunity presents itself.

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