The Center of Excellence on Racial and Ethnic Minority Young Men Who Have Sex with Men and Other Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Populations (YMSM+LGBT CoE) was established to help providers develop skills to deliver culturally-responsive and evidence based prevention and treatment services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations dealing with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. Additionally, the CoE will provide a variety of innovative training and technical assistance resources, including training curricula, webinars, and a website clearinghouse to help providers working with LGBT populations and racial/ethnic minority young men who have sex with men (ages 18-26).
The Center of Excellence is funded by SAMHSA as a supplement to the Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center, in partnership with the National American Indian & Alaska Native ATTC & the Northeast and Caribbean ATTC.
LGBT News & Events
LGBT Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. As part of CSAT’s recognition of LGBT Pride Month the YMSM+LGBT COE would like to encourage you to visit our archived webinars where you can learn more about the… Read more
The National Cannabis Summit, to be held in Denver, August 28-30, 2017, offers a program packed with speakers and workshops that reflect the realities of legalizing marijuana. Keynote speakers include current and former public officials responsible for the implementation of medical and adult marijuana laws in states like Colorado and… Read more
On June 6, 2017 Dr. Freese presented at Coping with Hope: HIV in Uncertain Times. This conference was sponsored by the Los Angeles County HIV Mental Health Task Force. His presentation focused on addressing substance abuse risk in LGBT populations. Please visit our Facebook page to watch the hour long… Read more