LGBTQ+ Pride: Resilience in the Face of Adversity
Join Mayo Clinic and community leaders to discuss the impact of marginalization on mental health. Through a mix of storytelling, poetry, and clinical research, explore the issues the LGBTQ+ community face and how allies and community members can promote an atmosphere of genuine inclusivity.
-Dr. Cesar Gonzales
-Dr. Dagoberto Heredia
-Marisa Bella, PFAC Member
-Ridge Euler, PFAC Member
-Kelli Nelson, PFAC Member
Cesar A. Gonzalez, PhD, LP, ABPP. Dr. Gonzalez is a bilingual (Spanish/English), board certified clinical psychologist. He holds academic appointment as an assistant professor in psychology and family medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He serves as the Clinical Director of Mayo Clinic’s Transgender and Intersex Specialty Care Clinic and as an Associate Program Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program. Previous to his position at Mayo Clinic he served as a faculty member at the University of Minnesota. In 2010, he completed his research and clinical postdoctoral fellowship in human sexuality at the University of Minnesota, where he specialized in the treatment of problematic sexual behaviors, sex and relationship therapy, and transgender health. His research interests and activities are focused on topics pertaining to transgender mental health, gender minority stress, and well-being in graduate medical education. In 2014, Dr. Gonzalez was nationally recognized by the American Board of Professional Psychology for his dedication to multiculturalism and diversity in professional psychology.
Dagoberto Heredia Jr., Ph.D., L.P. is a licensed psychologist and assistant professor of psychology at Mayo Clinic. He is committed to the delivery of interdisciplinary and sex-positive care that centers the experiences of marginalized communities, particularly sexual and gender diverse people of color. He is involved with various organizations dedicated to the wellbeing of people who navigate overlapping systemic inequities including the World Professional Association for Transgender Health and the Orgullo Latinx collective within the Latinx Psychological Association.