Explore what it means to come out in communities of color

What does “coming out” really mean? What do you say — and to who? Will it affect my mental health? How does racial identity affect your experience of sexual and/or gender identity?

In this important discussion, Dr. David Rivera and mental health advocate Jarred Denzel explore “coming out” in communities of color.

Dr. David P. Rivera is an associate professor of counselor education at Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY), where he is also the Founding Director of the CUNY LGBTQI Student Leadership Program. Jarred Denzel is a PR and media strategist who offers brand partnership direction to LGBTQIA+ focused community programs. He has secured coverage in The NY Times, Forbes and The Wall Street Journal, VOGUE, ELLE, and more.