WNY LGBTQ+ Health and Wellness Expo to be held during LGBTQ+ Health Awareness Week

SANBORN, NY — After the event was postponed last year, Niagara Pride has announced that WNY’s LGBTQ+ health and wellness show will return on March 26.

The Wellness Fair will take place in the main gymnasium at Niagara County Community College from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. during National LGBTQ+ Health Awareness Week.

Members of the LGBTQ+ community are encouraged to speak to their healthcare providers about medical, mental health, and addictions services available in the community and review these programs to ensure they are LGBTQ+ affirming.

Vendors for this year’s WNY LGBTQ+ Health and Wellness Fair include: Alzheimer’s Association of WNY, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Cancer Services Program, Child Advocacy Center of Niagara (Safe Harbor), Eastern Niagara Hospital System, Elderwood Health Plan, Evergreen Health Services, Fidelis Care, GLYS, Horizon Health Services, Housing Opportunities Made Equal, Mental Health Association of Niagara County, MOCHA Buffalo, Niagara County Department of Health, Pinnacle Youth Services, Planned Parenthood of Central and WNY, Red Cross, Save the Michaels , Tobacco Free Roswell Park, WNY Transformation Counseling & Consulting, and many more.

Niagara Pride’s goal for the fair and its diversity and inclusion training for businesses and agencies is to raise awareness of the health needs and disparities of the LGBTQ+ community and end the stigma by asking providers to provide accessible, assertive and inclusive health services.

Niagara Pride offers the following services through community partners:

Niagara Pride also launched the Know Your Status campaign to help individuals find providers who offer HIV and STI testing in Western New York. Free condoms and sexual wellness items are available at their offices.

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