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Taking PRIDE in Athletics: LGBTQI Perspectives on Sports
Join us as Andrew Maraniss, BA’92, of Vanderbilt Athletics and author of Singled Out, a biography of the first openly gay Major League Baseball player, leads a conversation with three experts on the past, present and future of LGBTQI sports. Vanderbilt alumnus Shawn Kelly, BA’78, helped launch the Gay Games; Braeden Abrahamsen won a national championship as a Vanderbilt bowler; Karleigh Webb is a leading national transgender sportswriter and athlete.

Tuesday, June 15
Noon–1 p.m. CT



’Dores in Dialogue: A conversation on Bostock v. Clayton County and the rise of anti-LGBTQIA+ legislation

Bostock v. Clayton County was a 2020 Supreme Court case that ruled that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. We hope you will join us for this important discussion on the ruling’s ongoing relevance in American jurisprudence amid the recent increase of anti-LGBTQIA+ legislation.

Presented in partnership with LAVA (the LGBTQIA+ Association of Vanderbilt Alumni).

Tuesday, June 22
11 a.m.–noon CT



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Interested in joining LAVA, the LGBTQIA+ Association of Vanderbilt Alumni? We have custom rainbow Vanderbilt mugs to give away to the first 200 new members and anyone who recommended that they join. We look forward to building new and stronger connections with our LGBTQIA+ alumni community.

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