It is time for a big celebration! The Office of Inclusion honors in June, Pride Month at the Jacobs School. Let's elevate the voices of our LGBTQ+ Community today and forever!
During Pride Month, we parade, we celebrate, we learn. We recognize the history and impact of our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community. Together, we shape our vision of the world as we build it. Activism, Culture, Tolerance. That is Pride.
Polity, SNMA, LMSA, OUTpatient, Graduate Students and the Office of Inclusion invite you to join us for a much needed discussion about LGBTQ+ healthcare, transgender health, needs, experiences, and the importance of pronouns in the LGBTQ+ community.
Don't miss the opportunity to ask questions, share experiences and talk about LGBTQ+ hopes and challenges!
The discussion panel will be led by:
Scott Darling, MD - Family Medicine Physician at UBMD Family Medicine; Sports Medicine Physician at Invision Health.
Graduated from the University at Buffalo and has held many positions as head team physician, lecturer and professor. He is and active member of the LGBTQ+ community, Faculty Advisor for ‘Outpatient’ – Medical student LGBTQ+ organization, and part of the Bias Advisory Team at the Jacobs School.
Matthew Crehan Higgins - Associate Vice President, Specialty Care – Evergreen Health
He Oversees the development, coordination, and implementation of specialty care programs including HIV Prevention, Treatment, and Adherence; Hepatitis C; Transgender Health, Disease Intervention; and Field Education. Former Senior Director at Pride Center of WNY.
Aanya Wood - Linkage Specialist also at Evergreen Health
Aanya is Front-line medical case management in Primary & Specialty Care clinic for all 700 transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) patients of Evergreen Health. Conducts outreach and education for members of the community on HIV transmission and prevention and harm reduction.
Dan Robertson - Student Group Guest to provide empirical experience in LGBTQ+ Health
62 years old patient. His medical history issues has involved cancer, heart problems, HIV. He is the community outreach advocate for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and he has worked with Roswell Park as a patient, volunteer, and fundraiser.
DATE: Wednesday June 30th, 2021
TIME: 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Zoom Link (Free and Open to everyone)
Meeting ID: 956 6847 4458 - Passcode: 565638
For more information, visit medicine.buffalo.edu/oiace or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pride is “the consciousness of one’s own dignity” and “a product of praise, independent self-reflection, and a fulfilled feeling of belonging.”
We celebrate Pride during the month of June to honor the Gay Liberation Movement.
On June 28, 1969, police raided the popular Stonewall Inn gay bar in the West Village in New York City. Although raids often took place, that night the patrons fought back and began the six-day Stonewall Riots led by Marsha P. Johnson. The clamor was simple: the LGBTQ+ community demanded to have places (like the Stonewall Inn) where people can express their sexual orientation without fear.
In 1978, gay politician Harvey Milk commissioned Gilbert Baker to design a symbol that represented Pride to take on the San Francisco Pride March. Originally, the traditional colors of the rainbow were each illustrated in the flag with a powerful significance that embraces the meaning of Pride:
In time, the flag has embraced some modifications, drawing attention to the needs of the community:
We invite you to meet this group of young scientists who are making a difference and belong to and/or support the LGBTQ community!
We encourage you to find a way to honor Pride Month and to find a way to learn more or spread the word!
In Western New York, there are a tremendous amount of LGBTQ+ friendly organizations. Below is a list of institutions that are working tirelessly to make us stronger. We encourage you to get involved!
June Pride web page was built in colaboration with Polity, SNMA, LMSA, OUTPatient, Graduate Students and University Advancement Alumni Association. Special thanks to all the individuals that contribute with ideas, information and links!