Theme: Discrimination & Bias

Navigating Healthcare Systems as a Black Gay Man

by Darnell Motley

This lesson focuses on how to deal with the challenges of getting healthcare needs met due to barriers related to racism and homophobia within healthcare settings. This lesson will focus on harnessing self-efficacy and engaging supports. 


By the end of this lesson, participants will be able to:

  • Describe three kinds of bias experienced by Black gay men seeking healthcare.
  • Articulate a strategy for assertively communicating with a healthcare provider.
  • Identify and demonstrate two strategies for reducing stress and anxiety.

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Group Size

815 participants
1 facilitator


100 minutes


Name tags
Flip chart paper or newsprint
Computer/phone with Internet access
Printed handouts