Eating Disorders in LGBTQ Communities

This session will explore how sexuality and/or gender identity can impact eating disorder development, treatment and recovery. Participants will learn about the intersections of sexuality, gender identity, and eating disorders; how societal stigma and discrimination contribute to eating disorder behaviors among sexual and gender minorities; specific barriers that present for the LGBTQ community when seeking and participating in treatment; as well as the unique challenges faced in recovery. Case examples will be used to illustrate the complexity and unique needs for culturally competent care among members of this demographic.