Cured (2020)

Director: Bennett Singer, Patrick Sammon Run Time: 180 min. Release Year: 2020

Starring: Richard Socarides

The Equitas Health Institute is hosting the 2021 Transforming Care Conference on LGBTQ+ & HIV Health Equity. This year’s conference theme—We see us!—challenges the LGBTQ+ community, queer people of color, people living with HIV, caretakers, and activists to hold up one another’s experience, to validate the knowledge that comes from living, doing, and being, and to acknowledge ourselves as relevant witnesses.

Join Equitas Health Institute and The Ohio State University College of Social Work for a 6:30pm screening of the critically acclaimed documentary Cured followed by a discussion with Co-Director Patrick Sammon moderated by OSU’s Lauren McInroy, MSW, PhD.

In-person Transforming Care Conference 2021 attendees are eligible for a complimentary ticket by registering here (virtual attendees may register here). All other attendees are welcome to purchase tickets from the Film Center.

About the film:

Cured tells the story of the LGBTQ+ activists who brought about a pivotal victory in the modern movement for LGBTQ+ equality: The American Psychiatric Association’s decision to remove homosexuality from its manual of mental illnesses in 1973.

Mentally ill. Deviant. Diseased. And in need of a cure. These were among the terms psychiatrists used to describe gay women and men in the 1950s, 1960s, and early 1970s. And as long as they were “sick”, progress toward equality was impossible. This documentary chronicles the battle waged by a small group of activists who declared war against a formidable institution – and won a crucial victory in the modern movement for LGBTQ+ equality.

The Transforming Care Conference is known for the unique opportunity it has provided for professionals and community members to come together learn not only from research and best practices but from each other’s life and healthcare experiences.

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