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The Evaluation, Data Integration, and Technical Assistance (EDIT) Program housed in Northwestern University’s Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing is starting a podcast called the EDIT Community Spotlight.

The podcast will feature a series of conversations with advocates, health educators, and researchers to highlight the importance of community engagement in improving the health and wellbeing of sexual and gender minority individuals. The first episode with community organizer Khafre Abif of the Southern AIDS Coalition will cover intersectionality, community-academic partnerships, and the impact of storytelling — all in the context of HIV work. The podcast is available on iTunesSpotifyGoogle PodcastsPocket Casts, and Overcast.

The second episode features Heather Corinna, founder and executive director of Scarleteen, who discusses the changing landscape of sex education and how sexual and gender minorities play a key role in developing effective, inclusive curriculum. On Aug. 1, David Jay, founder of the Asexuality Visibility Education Network (AVEN), discusses asexuality, AVEN’s work, and how to best address the health needs of the asexual community.