Helping the LGBTQ+ Community Before Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation Considerations

Helping the LGBTQ+ Community Before Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation Considerations; March 28, 2023  2:00 - 3:00 P.M. EST; Images of Panelists including Jono Anzalone, PhD, Dr. Michael Méndez, Maggie Jarry, Rev. Naomi Washington-Leapheart

The DHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Out for Sustainability (Out4S) are co-hosting a roundtable with private nonprofits, emergency managers, local and state governments, faith-based organizations, and other stakeholders that work in disaster preparedness and relief.

Date: March 28, 2023

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Virtual

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The first of two roundtables will focus on Mitigation for LGBTQ+ communities. In April, the second roundtable will focus on Recovery efforts for LGBTQ+ communities with a report to be published in June.

The roundtable will identify: 1) What are existing activities that incorporate LGBTQ+ considerations into disaster preparedness? 2) What are the gaps in existing activities and 3) What are actionable and creative solutions to address these gaps?

Tuesday, March 28, 2023


2 – 3 p.m. Eastern Time

Panelists include:


  • Justin Knighten, Director, FEMA Office of External Affairs
  • Marcus Coleman, Director, DHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
  • Leo Goldsmith, Board Member, Out for Sustainability
  • Reilly Hirst, Director of Education/Training, FEMA Pride Federal Employee Resource Group
  • Tyler Atkins, Mitigation Emergency Management Specialist

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