June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Month 

President Barack Obama issued a Presidential Proclamation on May 29, 2015 proclaiming June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LBGT) Pride Month. President Obama stated "As progress spreads from State to State, as justice is delivered in the courtroom, and as more of our fellow Americans are treated with dignity and respect -- our Nation becomes not only more accepting, but more equal as well. During Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, we celebrate victories that have affirmed freedom and fairness, and we recommit ourselves to completing the work that remains."

During the month of June, the Office of Equity and Diversity along with Student Academic Support Services and Inclusion is sponsoring programming in an effort to share information regarding Pride Month and the LGBT community. All faculty, staff, students, residents, and postdocs are invited to attend.

Pride Month Events

Meet and Greet

Date: Friday, June 9
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: GEB Room A303

All are invited to bring their lunch and engage in a conversation about what it means to be LGBT and the purpose of Pride Month. This event will provide individuals with the opportunity to mingle with members of UNITE, a student organization concerned with improving the visibility, strength and support of the LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex) community on campus, and ask questions about terminology, how to be a safe zone/ally, ways to become involved, etc.

Tristate Black Pride Events

Dates: June 15-18
Location: Downtown Memphis, TN
Additional Information: https://www.tristateblackpride.com/

The mission of these events is to showcase unity and pride by promoting equality, inclusion, HIV/AIDS awareness, healthcare, education, art, and culture of the Mid-South’s LGBTQ community and allies. 

Film: Out at Work

Date: Monday, June 26th
Time: 10:30- 12:00
Location: GEB A303

All are invited to attend the screening and training centered on the movie, Out at Work, a film that vividly illustrates what happens when LGBT individuals are not legally protected from employment discrimination through inspiring stories.

Snacks will be provided.