Thank you to all who attended, supported, and sponsored this year's PRIDE Week celebration! We hope to see you all again next fall on both the HSC and Belknap campuses for PRIDE 2017! 

Pride 2016, October 24- November 3

Official Pride 2016 banner and tshirt mark, designed by Aisha Bibbs


Schedule at-a-glance:

*Please Note: Events happening on both Belknap and HSC campuses. 

Monday, October 24

Teaching Up- How to teach your teachers without losing your medical career

Imagine that your attending doesn't prescribe a black patient painkillers because "they can handle more pain than other kinds of people," or a resident you are working with refuses to address a trans person by their preferred pronouns. How do you react? These are people who clearly have more authority, clout, and power than you. 
In this session participants will watch portions of the session "Transforming Potential Minefields in Learning Opportunities" from the LGBTQ Health Summit, and pause for group discussion to focus on how medical students can navigate this difficult terrain of power differentials while on clerkships.
This session will be facilitated by a panel of attendings and residents.
Free lunch with RSVP. 
This session is developed ad supported by medical student representatives from AMSA and HSC Pride, as well as the LGBT Center, Student Affairs, and Office for Community Engagement and Diversity. 

Wednesday, October 26

LGBT Health Certificate session- Dentistry focused
@ HSC 
 Check here for information about the LGBT Health and Wellness Competency Certificate  

Living with Pride
October 26, and EVERY Wednesday
UofL Counseling Center
215 Central Ave, Suite 201
*Open to any UofL Student*
This group provides a safe and accepting space for members to discuss topics pertaining to emotional wellbeing as they relate to members' sexual and gender identities. The group is led by a licensed therapist who facilitates a supportive dynamic among group members dealing with similar issues. 
Topics are based on students' interest and have included: exploring one's identity, trust in relationships, dealing with discrimination and safety issues, friendships and dating, family and societal expectations, spirituality and identity, balancing academics and personal life, and mindfulness and healthy coping skills.
If you have questions or are interested in attending this group, please contact the group leader, Kimberly Cherry, LMFT, at the University of Louisville Counseling Center by calling 502.852.6585 or by email at 

Thursday, October 27 

HSC Pride Week Kickoff  
11:30am- 1:00pm
Health Sciences Center Courtyard
-Free Food
-Free T-shirts
-Resource fair 

Friday, October 28 

Pride Week BloodDrive
Cardiovascular Innovation Institute Building
302 E. Muhammad Ali Blvd.,
Louisville, Ky 40202 

Monday, October 31

Belknap Pride Week Kickoff & Flag Raising Ceremony
Red Barn & West Plaza
-Free T-shirts
-Resource Fair
-Magnolia Photo Booth

Tuesday, November 1 

HIV Testing
Free & Confidential
Mouth swab (no needles!)
First come, first tested
Walk-ins welcome!
Student Activities Center, Room W309
Health Promotion Wellbeing Central 
Offered every Tuesday! 

Mission Accomplished?:
The LGBT Movement One Year After Obergefell
Brandeis School of Law, Room 275
Free lunch & presentation
Speakers: Chris Hartman, Fairness Campaign; T Benicio Gonzales, Board Member, ACLU of Kentucky; and Professor Jamie Abrams, UofL Brandeis School of Law

Film: Atempta, Dreams by the River/ Atempta Suenos a la orilla del rio
Reel Latin America: 23rd Annual American Film Festival
Ekstrom Library, Room W104
Language: Zapoteco and Spanish with English subtitles
Click here for film description 

Thursday, November 3

Pride Week Keynote- MICHAEL SAM  
Presented by the Student Activities Board

NCAA All-American Football Player, NFL Free Agent, & LGBT Athlete
Thursday, November 3
University of Louisville
Student Activities Center, Multi-Purpose Room
2100 S. Floyd Street
FREE with ticket: RSVP Here
Open to the Public

Parking Available in Floyd Street Garage 

From Hitchcock High to the NFL: I am Michael Sam
After ending his career at The University of Missouri as a consensus All-American and SEC Defensive Player of the Year, Michael Sam made history in 2014 when he became the first openly gay player ever drafted by an NFL team. Now with an inspiring story of a small town Texas football star who kept his secret from the world, Michael shares his triumphs over hardships, valuable lessons on leveraging individual personal strengths to pursue one's dreams, and lessons learned from key mentors in his life. Being true to yourself, remaining gracious and strong, and tackling life's challenges- this is the story of Michael Sam. 

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