HEI Professor of Sociology Allen LeBlanc gives keynote address at same-sex couples and health summit

HEI Professor of Sociology Allen LeBlanc with Summit on Same-Sex Couples and Health organizer Deb Umberson.
HEI Professor of Sociology Allen LeBlanc with Austin Summit on Same-Sex Couples and Health organizer Deb Umberson.

HEI Professor of Sociology Allen J. LeBlanc delivered the keynote address titled, “Minority Stress and Well-Being Among Same-Sex Couples,” at the 2016 Austin Summit on Same-Sex Couples and Health hosted by the University of Texas at Austin, on May 6.

The Austin Summit is an annual event dedicated to research concerning LGBT families. LeBlanc’s address was co-sponsored by the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin as part of its Brownbag Lecture Series. This year’s Austin Summit explored a range of issues affecting same-sex couples, including illness and the demands of informal caregiving, and the experience of stressors that are unique to same-sex pairings.