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Pride in Practice: Empowering LGBTQIA+ Communities in Kidney Health Hot Topics in Kidney Health

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Empowering the LGBTQIA+ community is important during Pride Month and beyond. Today we're speaking with Brian Sims, Living donor and former PA State Representative, and Josh Wilder, DPM, transplant recipient, podiatrist and former Survivor contestant, about how to empower the LGBTQIA+ community in kidney health and how to create an inclusive and affirming environment for all. 
 
Dr. Joshua J. Wilder- My name is Joshua Wilder and I am a 35 year old foot and ankle surgeon. I identify as a cis, gay, black, man who currently lives in Atlanta, GA. I am a native of Pittsburgh, PA with an upbringing in Cincinnati, OH. I was born with Prune Belly syndrome which required me to have a kidney transplant at 9 years old. I was on season 44 of the grammy-nominated, reality tv show Survivor 44. My favorite pastime is living life to the fullest.
 
Brian Sims served as one of the most visible out elected officials in the United States and is one of the premier policy experts in the current landscape, serving as the Managing Director of Government Affairs & Public Policy at Out Leadership. His tenure at this renowned global advisory organization is marked by his leadership in founding and steering a pivotal division dedicated to advocating for LGBTQ+ equality and inclusion within the business sector. Sims brings a wealth of experience from his distinguished career in public service and policy advocacy, leveraging his deep expertise to shape and guide strategies that champion LGBTQ+ rights on a global scale.
 
Additional resources:
https://www.outcarehealth.org/
https://www.kidney.org/newsletter/impact-unequal-care-lgbtq-kidney-patients
 
Do you have comments, questions, or suggestions? Email us at NKFpodcast@kidney.org. Also, make sure to rate and review us wherever you listen to podcasts.
 

Empowering the LGBTQIA+ community is important during Pride Month and beyond. Today we're speaking with Brian Sims, Living donor and former PA State Representative, and Josh Wilder, DPM, transplant recipient, podiatrist and former Survivor contestant, about how to empower the LGBTQIA+ community in kidney health and how to create an inclusive and affirming environment for all. 
 
Dr. Joshua J. Wilder- My name is Joshua Wilder and I am a 35 year old foot and ankle surgeon. I identify as a cis, gay, black, man who currently lives in Atlanta, GA. I am a native of Pittsburgh, PA with an upbringing in Cincinnati, OH. I was born with Prune Belly syndrome which required me to have a kidney transplant at 9 years old. I was on season 44 of the grammy-nominated, reality tv show Survivor 44. My favorite pastime is living life to the fullest.
 
Brian Sims served as one of the most visible out elected officials in the United States and is one of the premier policy experts in the current landscape, serving as the Managing Director of Government Affairs & Public Policy at Out Leadership. His tenure at this renowned global advisory organization is marked by his leadership in founding and steering a pivotal division dedicated to advocating for LGBTQ+ equality and inclusion within the business sector. Sims brings a wealth of experience from his distinguished career in public service and policy advocacy, leveraging his deep expertise to shape and guide strategies that champion LGBTQ+ rights on a global scale.
 
Additional resources:
https://www.outcarehealth.org/
https://www.kidney.org/newsletter/impact-unequal-care-lgbtq-kidney-patients
 
Do you have comments, questions, or suggestions? Email us at NKFpodcast@kidney.org. Also, make sure to rate and review us wherever you listen to podcasts.
 

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