RARE Pride: A Queer Conversation with André Marcel Harris

June 25, 2024

On June 11, 2024, Global Genes hosted a forum for stakeholders in the rare disease community to discuss their intersectionality as part of both the rare community and queer / LGBTQIA + community. Below is what one of the speakers, André Marcel Harris, had to say:

See what others had to say during this session:

André is a third-year PhD candidate studying Social Work at the University of Houston’s Graduate College of Social Work. Mr. Harris is the Immediate Past President of the Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW) University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work chapter. André also serves on the Executive Board of the Sickle Cell Association of Houston and holds positions on several other advisory boards for sickle cell and rare disease stakeholders. He is a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and serves as the National Sickle Cell Liaison Director, a position that allows him to strengthen the social action interests the fraternity has in supporting the sickle cell community.

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