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National Coming Out Day

Oct. 3, 2018—Join the Office of LGBTQI Life for the 30th anniversary of National Coming Out Day!

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Report: Systemic discrimination worsens health outcomes for minority boys and men

Jun. 18, 2018—Boys and men of color or who identify as LGBTQI experience higher rates of trauma, substance use, depression and violence, and that worsens their overall health, according to a new report coauthored by Derek Griffith, who is part of the American Psychological Association’s Working Group on Health Disparities in Boys and Men.

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Nashville Pride Equality Walk set for Saturday, June 23

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.

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Transgender expert Asa Radix to give May 7 VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture

Apr. 11, 2018—Asa Radix, an internationally recognized medical expert and researcher on the health needs of transgender and LGBTQ people, will give the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Dean’s Diversity Lecture on Monday, May 7.

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VUMC again named a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality

Apr. 5, 2018—For the seventh time, VUMC has been named a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index 2018.

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CANCELED: 2018 Antoinette Brown Lecturer studies diverse families

Mar. 16, 2018—Ethicist Thelathia "Nikki" Young, whose research includes a focus on black, queer and transgender people, will deliver the Antoinette Brown Lecture at 7 p.m. March 22 in Benton Chapel.

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Emmy-nominated actor Tituss Burgess to speak at Vanderbilt Oct. 30

Oct. 25, 2017—The "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" and "30 Rock" star will speak at Langford Auditorium in a lecture sponsored by the Office of LGBTQI Life.

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Vanderbilt celebrates LGBTQI+ History Month in October

Sep. 27, 2017—Emmy-nominated actor Tituss Burgess, "I Am Not Your Negro" filmmaker Raoul Peck, and "RuPaul’s Drag Race" star Shea Couleé highlight the October schedule for LGBTQI+ History Month at Vanderbilt University.

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Smallwood joins Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative

Jul. 11, 2017—Teresa Smallwood, a public theologian and attorney with a strong commitment to scholarship and activism, is the new associate director of the Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative.

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Cookout for LGBTQ+ ally faculty and staff is June 29

Jun. 16, 2017—A cookout is planned June 29 by the Office of LGBTQI Life to explore interest in a Vanderbilt employee resource group.

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Nashville Pride Equality Walk set for Saturday, June 24

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.

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Vanderbilt represented at LGBT Excellence in Business Awards

May. 3, 2017—More than 450 business and community leaders, including representatives from Vanderbilt University, attended the 2017 LGBT Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Business Awards. The event celebrated and recognized leaders for their contributions to Nashville's inclusive business and nonprofit communities.

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