GRU Equality, along with the MCG Office of Diversity Affairs, GRU Office of Diversity and Inclusion, GRU College of Nursing, Lambda Alliance at GRU, and AMA-Medical Student Section at MCG, is excited to announce the 2nd annual Come Out for Health Week at Georgia Regents University in celebration of National LGBT Health Awareness Week 2013.
Events this year include a patient-provider panel & community resource fair, an interactive workshop on taking an inclusive sexual history, a lecture on the unique considerations of transgender health, and a whirlwind overview of all the disparities, inequities and anxieties that encompass LGBT health.
We’re proud to be hosting speakers such as Shane Snowdon, HRC Director of Health and Aging and founder of the nation’s first LGBT office in a health or health education setting, and Dr. Jason Schneider, faculty at Emory School of Medicine and co-founder of the AMA Advisory Committee on GLBT Issues.
Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to join us in order raise their awareness of LGBT health issues and develop the clinical knowledge & skills to improve the everyday healthcare experiences of patients from the LGBTQ community.
For more information, click here or email Justin Neisler.
GRU Equality is turning 1!!!
Come out to Nacho Mama's Monday 1/28 from 6 to 8 pm to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of the formation of the first fully inclusive, university-&-health-sytem-wide LGBTQ-straight alliance at MCG. In the past year, we have made many strides toward our vision of a more equal and accepting campus community, and we could never have been successful without the support from our many members, allies, colleagues, and friends. We plan to unveil our new "GRU" logo and website and share highlights of our plans for 2013. So, come celebrate, socialize, relax, and get excited for another successful year!
All are welcome regardless of sexual or gender identity or affiliation with GRU. Please invite co-workers, supervisors, spouses, lovers, friends, and family. Feel free to come late or leave early if you have a prior commitment. Let us know if you have any question, comments, concerns.
This upcoming Thursday is National Coming Out Day! And what better way to celebrate than to get together with supportive friends and colleagues and celebrate who we are!
I will be hosting at 1710 Holly Hill Road. It's less than 5 minutes from campus, off Kissingbower Road just past Pendelton King Park down from Wrightsboro Road on the Hill. We will get started around 6 and go to around 8 or till people get tired of each other. Feel to come early or leave late if your schedule demands it. GHSU Equality will be providing the pizza. (And, Tyler and I promise not to just get all sausage.) We just ask you to bring a side (chips, cookies, salad, etc.) or a drink (soda, juice, adult beverage, etc.) to go along with it, but if you can't bring something that's fine too cause bringing yourself is what's important. I have a fenced-in yard and a very social beagle, so feel free to bring your furry friends if you want.
As always, anyone & everyone is welcome to attend regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Allies are especially encouraged to join us. Partners, spouses, lovers, life-mates, boy/girlfriends, roommates and any other significant others are also more than welcome regardless of GHSU affiliation. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD. We are limited in advertising so please talk to your classmates and co-workers and bring people along.
As we begin a new academic year, GHSU Equality would like to welcome all the new additions to our community to GHSU, Health System, and the Augusta area. We want to be here to help make your time at GHSU the best it can possibly be. Please check out our communication resources such as facebook, email lists, twitter, etc. so you can stay up to date on our meetings, events, and announcements. We are currently working on plans for a welcome social event towards the end of the month which we hope you can attend. In the meantime, please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any question about the university, the city, anything in between, or just want to talk!
Sat. June 23rd, Parade @ 10 (meet @ 9:30 to line-up), Festival @ 11-6 on the Augusta Commons
GHSU Equality and ASU Lambda Alliance would like to invite all faculty, staff and students to the 3rdannual Augusta Pride Festival. The Augusta Pride Festival is a family-friendly festival for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) community as well as their straight allies, friends and families. The goal is to bring the community closer together for purpose of celebrating diversity and helping to educate our community. As the 3rd largest non-profit festival in the CSRA, the Augusta Pride Festival has been growing steadily each year since the first celebration in 2010. This will be the first time that ASU Lambda Alliance and GHSU Equality will co-sponsor a table, so be sure to stop by! You do not have to identify as part of the GLBT community to attend or enjoy the festivities. For more information about the weeks events.
We're now on Twitter @GHSUEquality! So, follow us by clicking the button on the right and share our feed with your friends and colleagues as a great way to stay up to date on all the happenings of the group!
We will be joining the National Coalition for LGBT Health in their 9th annual celebration of LGBTQ Health Awareness Week. In keeping with the week's theme, "Come Out for Health", we will be inviting and challenging the supporters and allies we have through campus to "come-out" in support of our organization and cause. Events include an LGBT Cultural Competent Care Panel, campus and community adertivsing, and identification of LGBT-friendly providers. PLEASE BEGIN TO SPREAD THE WORD AND EXCITEMENT. More details will follow as they are arranged.
The GHSU ODI is celebrating April as National Diversity Month. The office sponsors several diversity months throughout the year, but currently does not have an LGBT celebration. So, this is our chance to get involved and encourage GHSU to include the LGBT community in their definition of "diversity". The office is still planning events and specifically looking for people from our community to get involved.
If your interested visit the ODI Diversity Month website.
Our next regular business meeting will be Monday, March 19th from noon to 1 in the Terrace Dining Hall of the GHS Medical Center. The primary focus will be finalizing plans and duties for the upcoming LGBT Health Awareness Week. Please join us as everyone's effort will be needed to make our first events as successful as possible.
Our next regular meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday 2/29 at 5:30pm at Nacho Mama's in downtown Augusta. We have reserved the upstairs balcony, and we hopefully will be able get some work accomplished and then turn this into an after-work/school social gathering to get to know each other and build camaraderie among the group. Business goals include structural organization, vision/mission, leadership, and the first steps of action. We will also discuss our group plans (if any) for the upcoming National LGBT Health Awareness Week. Please visit the upcoming page or contact us for more info.