Livestream: The Portrayal of Sexual Health in Photography
July 8, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - July 8, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
Kevin Linde, Manager of Adult and Digital Engagement, Museum of Photographic Arts
Gabriel Wagner, MD, associate clinical professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine and infectious disease specialist at UC San Diego Health
Deja Cabrera, Community Health Educator, The San Diego LGBT Community Center
Beto Soto, San Diego photographer and portrait artist
Interactive photography and art analysis with our panelists
Insights into San Diego’s burgeoning sex-positive scene
Never before seen photography from local artist
New data on San Diego’s STI/HIV landscape amid the COVID-19 pandemic
Historically, LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities have been negatively stereotyped by commercial media, particularly when it comes to sexual health. This results in less people getting tested for STIs and HIV during a time when rates are rising dramatically. During COVID-19, San Diego sexual health clinics saw decreased STI and HIV testing numbers during shelter-in-place orders, but medical experts say positive cases of infection could exceed 2019 levels as pandemic restrictions are now lifted.
This virtual event will be livestreamed on MOPA’s YouTube Page.