Lynnette talks with Kevin Hogan of Healing Stigma about community healing #AfterOrlando.
Kevin Hogan is a thought leader on healing stigma, author, poet, radio show host, Huffington Post blogger, speaker, coach, consultant, and LGBTQ advocate. For the past three years, he has served on the Board of Directors of the Bisexual Resource Center, the oldest bi-specific organization in the United States. He is also a member of the Bisexual Leadership Roundtable. He currently serves on a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services working party for Building Resilient Communities through Trauma-Informed Congregations.
In September 2013, he was amongst the select group of leaders invited to the White House for a historic first meeting with the Obama administration on matters of bisexual health, inclusivity and awareness. Two years later, he was invited back for the 2015 White House Bisexual Community Policy Briefing.
A survivor of extreme high-profile stigmatization, Kevin has become an authority and thought leader on the subject of healing stigma. For years an inspiring high school English instructor, his life irrevocably changed after an international news story branded him “The Porn Star Teacher.” Kevin is currently co-authoring the book Healing Stigma: A Survivor’s Guide to Repairing Identity in the Internet Age with Dr. Galatzer-Levy. As a part of the Healing Stigma program, he also maintains a peer-to-peer support group for people dealing with stigmatization in their own lives.
Selections of Kevin’s poetry have been published in Glitterwolf Magazine (Issue 8 on Identity and Issue 9 on Gender). His first collection of poems, My Ríastrad, published by Antrim House Books, was a 2016 Lambda Literary Award Finalist. The collection is available on his poetry website or on Amazon.com.
Kevin Hogan Author, poet, coach, consultant, radio host & LGBTQ Activist Healing Stigma Healing Stigma on Left of Str8 Radio Poetry Read my blog on the Huffington Post! Like us on Facebook and follow me on Twitter @HealingStigma!