Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Just Us: The Longing and Hope of LGBTQ People. A film showing and Q&A session with the director.

7:00 PM

Michigan Theater
603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

The event is free and open to all. 

Please direct questions to: [email protected].

In celebration of Pride Month, the Department of Family Medicine at Michigan Medicine presents a showing of the film, Just Us: The Longing and Hope of LGBTQ People, along with a Q&A session with film director, Dr. Carey Candrian.

Join the Department of Family Medicine at Michigan Theater on Tuesday, June 11 at 7:00 p.m. for a viewing of the film, Just Us: The Longing and Hope of LGBTQ People. 

Stigma and discrimination take a toll on people’s lives and health. The effect on people who identify as LGBTQ is profound: a lifespan that is up to 12 years shorter than straight people. In 2023, more than 75 anti-LGBTQ bills have been signed into law to legalize discrimination against LGBTQ people. In 2021 — in the midst of the pandemic — more than half (56 per cent) of lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer people experienced discrimination from a healthcare professional. For the first time in history, the Human Rights Campaign has declared a state of emergency for LGBTQ people. “Just Us” is a film about the challenges LGBTQ people face on a daily basis. And the humanity and strength of this community – a community that has been whispered and shouted at, legislated against and marginalized – and all the while, shows what courage, resilience, and belonging really look like.

Learn more about the film. 

Following the film, director Dr. Carey Candrian will speak with the audience in a question-and-answer session.  


Dr. Candrian is an associate professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She is on the Board of Directors at GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing Health Equity and the Vice President for the Lesbian Health Fund.