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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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Vanderbilt Owen LGBTQ+ undergraduate info session April 16

Apr. 7, 2019—The Owen Graduate School of Management invites Vanderbilt LGBTQ+ undergraduate students to an information session on Tuesday, April 16.

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Save the Date: Lavender Celebration April 17

Mar. 27, 2019—The Lavender Celebration, an evening of celebration and recognition of the achievements and contributions of LGBTQI and allied graduating students and student leaders at Vanderbilt, is scheduled for Wednesday, April 17, at the Student Life Center.

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Queer People of Color Social Feb. 26

Feb. 21, 2019—Celebrate the intersection of identities at the Queer People of Color Social on Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 5-7 p.m. in the BCC Auditorium.

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Community Research Partners: ‘Documenting Orature at Oasis’ LGBTQ+ Youth Group’ Nov. 2

Oct. 23, 2018—The November Community Research Partners presentation will feature a community-academic partnership to create a documentary film about transgender youth of color in Tennessee.

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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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