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May 28, 2020

Lourdes Dolores Follins’s Biography

Dr. Lourdes Dolores Follins is a Black, queer femme psychotherapist and writer. As a therapist, researcher, and organizational consultant, she has worked with adolescents and adults of color who are marginalized because of their ethnoracial background and gender and/or sexual identities for over 25 years. Her clinical and research interests are the resilience and resistance of LGBTQI people in the African diaspora; using EMDR to emotionally liberate people of color; and health disparities faced by LGBTQI people of color in the U.S. She has published several academic articles and book chapters and spoken internationally about the factors that impact the health of LGBTQI people of color. Lourdes Dolores’s co-edited, award-winning book, Black LGBT Health in the United States: The Intersection of Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation was published in 2017. She is working on a memoir about her relationship with her deceased mother. Lourdes Dolores can be reached at