The LGBTI Health Summits are an opportunity for individuals working for the health of intersex, trans, bisexual, lesbian and gay health to meet and share ideas. Attendees are mostly health activists, a mix of medical care professionals, alternative and complementary health providers, outreach workers, volunteers, and other interested parties.
The LGBTI Health Summits grew out of a resurgence in queer health movements which looked beyond a victim deficit based model of disease, using an asset based approach built on the World Health Organisation definition of health as a state of physical,mental and social wellbeing not just the absence of disease.
The UK LGBT Health Summits
The first UK LGBT Health Summit was held in London in 2006 with over 160 healthcare professionals, voluntary and statutory sector professionals, activists, community organisers and grass roots campaigners. Held over two days the summit was supported by the Department of Health, Gay & Lesbian Association of Doctors and Dentists, Terrence Higgins Trust, Health First, Metro Centre and the Scottish Inclusion Project. The UK LGBT Health Summit has committed to leaving a legacy in the form of written summaries of the summit on the website and a training DVD on trans health matters which is hosted by Health First .
The second UK LGBT Health Summit will be held in Manchester on August 20th & 21st.