Pride Speaks March: LGBTQIA+ Healthcare – Meet the Panel

Mar 24, 2021 | Seattle Pride

Pride Speaks is a monthly speaking series focused on the various topics that impact our LGBTQIA+ community. Each session, Seattle Pride invites experts to share their knowledge, reframe issues, and inspire action. After the panel discussion or talk, there's time for audience Q&A and 1-on-1 community building and networking.

This month we focus on LGBTQIA+ Healthcare: where does inclusive and queer-specific healthcare stand, where is it heading, and what we can we do to help move it there?

Join us for this incredible panel, presented by PacMed.

Date: Wednesday, March 31st
Time: 7PM - 9PM PDT
Cost: FREE
Register HERE


Corinne S. Heinen, MD (she/her)
Family Medicine Physician and Physician Lead, UW Transgender & Gender Non-Binary Health Program
Dr. Heinen sees patients at the UW Neighborhood Belltown Clinic. Her clinical interests include people of all ages and she has additional expertise in LGBTQ care, HIV medicine and women's health. She leads the Trans Health Ally group of primary care providers in UW Medicine. Dr. Heinen sees and appreciates each patient as an individual and considers it a privilege to be able to serve them. She believes in providing excellent care that is respectful and compassionate.

Julia Becke, MD (she/her)
Internal Medicine Physician and Physician Lead, Pacific Medical Centers (PacMed) First Hill Clinic
Dr. Becke received her medical education from Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA and her training from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Her medical interests range from all of general internal medicine including women’s health and international health. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, swimming and spending time with my family. Dr. Becke is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Washington.

Liang Li, RN (he/him)
Registered Nurse, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA)
Mr. Li immigrated from China to Seattle almost six years ago and is a proud member of LGBTQIA+ community. He has a wonderful husband and two sweet Beagle furry boys. He thinks it is important to keep an open mind and the world will be bigger for all of us.

Patty Hayes (she/her)
Director, Public Health, Seattle & King County
Ms. Hayes oversees the 9th largest local health department by population in the country - serving King County's 2 million residents. She is a current member of the HealthierHere Board of Directors and co-leads the development of the Best Starts for Kids Initiative. Most recently, Patty was asked to lead the Zero Youth Detention initiative bringing a public health approach to the programming and services. Prior to her role as Director, Patty led the department’s largest division, Community Health Services, which delivers personal health services at locations across the county.

Peter Mann-King (he/him)
Program Manager, Swedish Health Services' LGBTQI+ Initiative
Mr. Mann-King is the Program Manager for the LGBTQI+ Initiative; a one-year initiative to conduct a current state assessment of the care Swedish currently provides the LGBTQI+ community and based on these findings provide recommendations to Swedish future programming and services. He earned his master's degree in Health Care Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelor's degree in Latin American Studies and Spanish. He serves on the Gay City: Seattle's LGBTQ Community Center Board of Directors as Co-Chair. He lives with his partner and enjoys running, hiking, and playing volleyball.

Kevin Wang, MD (he/him)
Primary Care Physician, Swedish Family Medicine - First Hill
Dr. Wang is a cisgender, gay family physician who sees patients at Swedish Family Medicine - First Hill in the residency clinic. He graduated from Wayne State University’s School of Medicine in Detroit, MI and completed his residency at Oakwood Annapolis’s Family Medicine Residency Program with the goal of providing care to the LGBTQI+ community. He currently serves as the faculty responsible for integrating gender affirming healthcare provision in residency training at Swedish Family Medicine - First Hill and serves as medical director for Swedish’s LGBTQI+ Initiative. He is active in regional and national LGBTQI+ community engagement and advocacy.