June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Month 


President Barack Obama issued a  Presidential Proclamation  on May 29, 2015 proclaiming June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LBGT) Pride Month.  President  Obama stated  “As progress spreads from State to State, as justice is delivered in the courtroom, and as more of our fellow Americans are treated with dignity and respect -- our Nation becomes not only more accepting, but more equal as well. During Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, we celebrate victories that have affirmed freedom and fairness, and we recommit ourselves to completing the work that remains.”

President Obama’s  administration “proudly stands alongside all those who fight for LGBT rights. Here at home, we have strengthened laws against violence toward LGBT Americans, taken action to prevent bullying and harassment, and prohibited discrimination in housing and hospitals. Despite this progress, LGBT workers in too many States can be fired just because of their sexual orientation or gender identity; I continue to call on the Congress to correct this injustice by passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.”

President Obama called “upon the people of the United States to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to celebrate the great diversity of the American people.”

Web Resources and Events

Film

  • Two Spirits
    Date/Time:  June 16, 2015 2:00-3:30 pm
    Location: Madison Plaza Conference Room C-1

Training

What Does LGBTQ Mean?

UTHSC strives to be an inclusive environment. Often LGBTQ students, faculty and staff members work in environments that pose numerous threats and obstacle. Learn what the acronym LGBTQ means and other information regarding the community. This workshop will be an open, non-judgmental, and safe forum, geared toward helping people of all backgrounds understand how to create an inclusive environment for LGBTQ individuals.

Date/Time: June 25, 205 2:00-3:30 pm
Location: Madison Plaza Conference Room C-1