Oct. 4, 2019—The National Institute on Aging has awarded a five-year, $1.9 million grant to Vanderbilt faculty members Tara McKay, Kitt Carpenter, Lauren Gaydosh and Gilbert Gonzales to study the health effects of social and support networks on sexual and gender minorities 50 to 70 years old in the South.
Jul. 11, 2018—One of the first studies to examine the health impacts of legal marriage for LGBT individuals has found gay men were more likely to receive routine medical care following marriage legalization.
Jun. 11, 2018—The HR Diversity & Inclusion Committee is calling for volunteers to walk for the 2018 Nashville Pride Equality Walk on June 23 in downtown Nashville.
Dec. 12, 2017—Community leaders, family and friends of the late Penny Campbell, a Vanderbilt graduate and LGBT activist, came together to celebrate a Nashville historical marker being placed in her honor Dec. 8.
Nov. 10, 2017—The new TIPs-supported Vanderbilt LGBT Policy Lab is just five months old and has already launched an Internal Seminar Series and presented at a prestigious national conference. The lab brings together faculty from five schools and 10 departments and is focused on research to understand the causes and consequences of LGBT-targeted public policies. Read more about the lab and other internally funded projects at the VU BreakThru blog.
Jul. 1, 2017—Vanderbilt University colleagues and friends gathered among thousands June 24 to celebrate at the Nashville Pride Equality Walk.
Jun. 16, 2017—A cookout is planned June 29 by the Office of LGBTQI Life to explore interest in a Vanderbilt employee resource group.
Jun. 14, 2017—Show your pride and walk with Vanderbilt University at the 2017 Nashville Pride Equality Walk on June 24. Vanderbilt University is a sponsor of this year’s Nashville Pride Festival, along with Bridgestone, Nissan, Curb Records and many others.
Feb. 20, 2017—When University of Missouri defensive end Michael Sam came out as gay ahead of the 2014 NFL draft, he was instantly branded a trailblazer and gay icon. But there is more to the story, said Sam during his Feb. 16 Chancellor's Lecture.
Jan. 27, 2017—Michael Sam, an American football defensive end who made history when he came out as gay ahead of the 2014 NFL draft, will speak at Vanderbilt Thursday, Feb. 16, as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series.
Dec. 19, 2016—A trans-institutional team of Vanderbilt social scientists and medical professionals will look at how laws affecting LGBT individuals and families affect their health and the economy.