SESSION THREE: LGBTQIA+ Healthcare
Kevin Wang MD
Kevin Wang, who uses he/him/his pronouns, is a gay family physician at Swedish Health Services in Seattle, WA. He serves as medical director for Swedish’s LGBTQI+ Program and as clinical faculty for Swedish’s Family Medicine – First Hill and OB/GYN residency programs. He teaches a course on LGBTQI+ Health at the University of WA for health profession students and works with medical students from the University of WA and Washington State University. He also serves on the Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, Hawaii, Alaska, Indiana and Kentucky board, is a member of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s National Medical Committee and serves as a board member for The National LGBTQ Task Force.
Amie Bishop MSW, MPH
Amie Bishop (she/her) is a human rights advocate and global health leader with professional experience in more than 20 countries. She currently serves as Outright International’s Director of Humanitarian and Global Development Programs. As part of this work, she leads efforts to advocate for better LGBTIQ inclusion in Ukraine’s humanitarian response, is pursuing research on queering humanitarianism globally, and manages a new USAID-funded grantmaking program to resource local LGBTIQ human rights movements. Prior to this role, she served as Outright’s Senior Research Advisor for four years. During that time, she authored four groundbreaking research reports: I Just Want to be Free: What It Means to Be a Queer Woman in Today’s Iraq (2022); No Access: LGBTIQ Website Censorship in Six Countries (2021); Vulnerability Amplified: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on LGBTIQ People (2020); and Harmful Treatment: The Global Reach of So-called Conversion Therapy (2019). From 2008 to 2017, she served on OutRight’s Board of Directors and was Board Co-Chair from 2014 to 2017. From 1989 to 2014, she worked for PATH, a non-profit global health organization. Her work there spanned a variety of leadership and technical roles in the areas of HIV, tuberculosis, and women’s health. Amie is an Adjunct Clinical Instructor at the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health and holds Master’s Degrees in Social Work and in Public Health from Columbia University.