Pride Month 2021 - SHTM Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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During the month of June, the School of Health Technology and Management celebrates and honors LGBTQ+ Pride Month.

Pride Month honors the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. In the United States the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as "Gay Pride Day," but the actual day was flexible. In major cities across the nation the "day" soon grew to encompass a month-long series of events. Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBTQ Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world. Memorials are held during this month for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally. (

In SHTM, we embrace diversity, equity and inclusion, and these tenets are carried forward in our daily interactions with fellow faculty, staff and students.  We celebrate our uniqueness and offer safe spaces in our classroom, laboratories and across our curricula where everyone has the opportunity to express themselves and be heard.

Our School is a family, and we wish to foster an environment of unity among our faculty, staff, and students, built upon collaboration, compassion, and empathy – principles not only important within our School, but principles that will help our students become leaders in healthcare among their communities.

To celebrate Pride Month, on June 21, 2021 at 2:00-3:30 PM, our Center for Public Health Education will be offering "LGBTQ+ 101: Cultural Competency Webinar."  

This webinar is designed to build the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to enable non-physician health and human services providers to deliver culturally competent services to the diverse range of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender queer and questioning (LGBTQ+) clients they serve.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • define various gender and sexuality terminologies, including identities and concepts, used in LGBTQ communities
  • distinguish between various forms of oppression experienced by LGBTQ+ people and how these levels are interconnected
  • recognize specific LGBTQ health disparities among various LGBTQ subpopulations
  • describe protective factors for LGBTQ people that counter health risks
  • identify strategies that organizations/agencies can adopt or create to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for LGBTQ clients/patients and staff

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