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Vanderbilt celebrates Supreme Court decision protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers

Jun. 16, 2020—Vanderbilt University is celebrating Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers from employment discrimination. The university has prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation since 1991 and expanded its nondiscrimination policy to include gender identity in 2008.

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Office of LGBTQI Life recognizes annual award winners

May. 20, 2020—The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Life has announced the recipients of its annual LGBTQI Life awards, including the Allyship in Action, Advocate of the Year, Intersectional Advocate of the Year, and Spotlight awards.

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McKay, Gonzales are featured speakers for May 15 webinar on LGBTQ health in the age of coronavirus

May. 15, 2020—Vanderbilt faculty members Tara McKay and Gilbert Gonzales will be the featured speakers for a webinar at 1 p.m. today focused on LGBTQ health in the age of coronavirus.

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LGBTQI Life to host conversation with ‘Buzzfeed News Morning Show’ co-host Zach Stafford Feb. 22

Feb. 19, 2020—LGBTQI Life will host Zach Stafford, co-host of the “Buzzfeed News Morning Show AM to DM,” for a moderated conversation on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 4 p.m. in Sarratt Cinema. The program is free and open to the general public.

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Upcoming P.R.I.D.E. trainings with LGBTQI Life

Jan. 22, 2020—The P.R.I.D.E. (Pursuing Respect, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity) program aims to create a visible network of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex individuals and their allies by providing an avenue through which any member of the Vanderbilt community can show their support.

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VU Pride game is Sunday vs. South Carolina

Jan. 10, 2020—Vanderbilt Athletics will host the university’s first-ever Pride game on Sunday, Jan. 12, when the women’s basketball team takes on South Carolina beginning at 4 p.m. in Memorial Gym.

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Top LGBTQ researcher to speak at School of Nursing Jan. 14

Dec. 19, 2019—Tonda Hughes, an international authority on addiction and mental health in sexual minority women, will present “From Gay Bars to Marriage Equality: Building a Program of Research Focused on a Stigmatized and Marginalized Population” on Tuesday, Jan. 14.

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Takei shares powerful journey to social advocacy in Chancellor’s Lecture, encourages others to take action

Oct. 4, 2019—During his Oct. 2 Chancellor’s Lecture, actor George Takei shared how the challenges he endured from his family’s wrongful imprisonment during World War II have propelled his human rights activism.

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LGBTQI History Month begins Oct. 1

Sep. 30, 2019—In recognition of LGBTQI History Month, the Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Life at Vanderbilt, in collaboration with multiple campus and community partners, has developed a calendar of events.

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Actor and activist George Takei to deliver Chancellor’s Lecture Oct. 2

Sep. 19, 2019—George Takei, an actor and social justice advocate who had a founding role in the original "Star Trek" television series, will speak at Vanderbilt Oct. 2 as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series. Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente will host the free event at 6:30 p.m. in Langford Auditorium.

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LGBTQI+ Faculty and Staff Reception is Sept. 23

Sep. 16, 2019—A reception for LGBTQI+ faculty and staff is planned for Monday, Sept. 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall, Room 100.

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Walk with Vanderbilt at Nashville Pride Parade June 22

May. 30, 2019—Vanderbilt’s Office of LGBTQI Life invites the Vanderbilt community to walk in the 2019 Nashville Pride Parade on Saturday, June 22, beginning at 10 a.m. at Broadway and 8th Avenue in downtown Nashville. The first 25 people to join the group will receive a Vanderbilt PRIDE t-shirt.

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