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UNMC believes in providing an inclusive, welcoming climate for people of all orientations and identities — and we would love for you to join us at our LGBTQ+ events!

 If you would like to receive updates on upcoming activities sponsored by the LGBTQ+ Employee Alliance, please email us.

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  Upcoming Events

We are currently planning our events for the upcoming academic year and will post items as soon as they are finalized.

 

  Past Events

Education and Sharing Series  

Typically held over lunch, the Education and Sharing Series events are open to all UNMC and Nebraska Medicine faculty, students and employees. The group welcomes those from the LGBTQ+ community and allies, as well as other health care professionals wanting to learn more about health care issues in the LGBTQ+ community and diversity at UNMC and Nebraska Medicine.

July 28, 2016  |  Bisexuality and the Local Community
A guest speaker will discuss bisexuality and the local community. The majority of the event will be dedicated to a question-and-answer session. Following the session, the UNMC LGBTQ+ Employee Alliance Group will hold a short meeting. Learn more.


Sept. 28, 2016  |  Transgender Health Issues
Guest speakers Dr. Jean Amoura (UNMC) and Dr. Jay Irwin (UNO) will talk about transgender health issues. Following the session, the UNMC LGBTQ+ Employee Alliance Group will hold a short meeting. Learn more.


Nov. 30, 2016  |  Best Practices for Educating LGBT+ Students
The majority of the event will be an open discussion of best practices when educating LGBTQ+ students in the classroom and clinic. LGBTQ+ Faculty and Allies are welcome to contribute to the discussion.


Jan. 27, 2017  |  LGBTQ+ Youth Mental Health
Dr. Joan Daughton from Children’s Hospital and Medical Center of Omaha will discuss LGBTQ+ Youth Mental Health. Guests will have an opportunity for Q&A at the end of the presentation.


Aug. 11, 2017  |  HRC and Healthcare Equality Index
Jim Kieffer, the Organizational Development Consultant for Employee Engagement at Nebraska Medicine, will be speaking to us about the Healthcare Equality Index. This is a national LGBTQ benchmarking tool that evaluates healthcare facilities' policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of their LGBTQ patients, visitors, and employees. 

Mix & Mingle Drop-In Evening Events  

Aug. 23, 2016  |  Get to Know Each Other Social
An informal drop-in for UNMC LGBTQ+ Employee Alliance will be held off-campus at Brix, Midtown Crossing. This is a chance to meet fellow faculty, staff and students, including subcommittee members of the LGBTQ+ Employee Alliance Group. 


Oct. 11, 2016  |  National Coming Out Day Celebration
An informal drop-in for UNMC LGBTQ+ Faculty and Allies will be held off-campus at Cantina Laredo, Midtown Crossing. Each year on October 11th, the LGBTQ+ community commemorates the anniversary of one of the largest equality marches on Washington, D.C. by celebrating National Coming Out Day. It’s a day to celebrate the many positive possibilities of living life openly and authentically, with the support and celebration of friends, loved ones, and allies. 


Dec. 5, 2016  |  Holiday Social
An informal drop-in for UNMC LGBTQ+ Faculty and Allies will be held off-campus at Brix, Midtown Crossing. This is a chance to meet fellow faculty members, including subcommittee members of the LGBTQ+ Employee Alliance. Look for the table with the UNMC sign.


Feb. 13, 2017  |  Mix & Mingle Drop-In Event
An informal drop-in for UNMC LGBTQ+ Faculty and Allies that will be held off-campus at Cantina Laredo, Midtown Crossing. This is a chance to meet fellow faculty members, including subcommittee members of the LGBTQ+ Employee Alliance. Look for the table with the UNMC sign.


April 10, 2017  |  Spring Mix & Mingle
An informal drop-in for UNMC LGBTQ+ Employee Alliance that will be held at Leadbelly in Midtown Crossing. This is a chance to meet fellow faculty and staff members, including subcommittee members of the LGBTQ+ Employee Alliance. Look for the table with the UNMC sign. Get directions and view happy hour menu.


Aug. 28, 2017  |  Mix & Mingle Drop-In Event
An informal drop-in for UNMC LGBTQ+ Employee Alliance that will be held at a faculty member's home. This is a chance to meet fellow faculty and staff members, including subcommittee members of the LGBTQ+ Employee Alliance.


Dec. 11, 2017  |  Holiday Mix & Mingle Drop-In Event
A casual end-of-year drop-in at Corkscrew Wine & Cheese in the Blackstone District. This is a chance to meet fellow faculty and staff members, including subcommittee members of the LGBTQ+ Employee Alliance.


April 17, 2018  |  Mix & Mingle
A casual get-together at Herbe Sainte, a New Orleans inspired cocktail bar in Aksarben Village. This is a chance to meet fellow faculty and staff members. All are welcome.

Traditional Group Business Meetings  

Typically held over lunch, the Traditional Group Business Meetings are open to all UNMC and Nebraska Medicine faculty, house officers, students and employees.

Nov. 18, 2016  |  Standard Meeting
During this month's standard meeting, our goal is to look at the current leadership and structure of the group and discuss our ongoing direction. Feel free to bring your lunch and ideas.


Jan. 17, 2017  |  Standard Meeting
This is one of the 'traditional-style' meetings for the LGBTQ+ Employee Alliance Group This month, Ms. Stancia Jenkins, Assistant Vice President for Diversity, Access, and Inclusion for the University of Nebraska, will join the discussion.


March 14, 2017  |  Standard Meeting
Join us for our standard meetings where we discuss the ongoing direction of the group, future engagement events and more. Feel free to bring your lunch and ideas.


May 8, 2017  |  Standard Meeting
Join us for one of our standard meetings where we plan to discuss the ongoing name of our group, election of new leadership, and updates from our subcommittees. The meeting is open to all UNMC faculty, house officers and support staff.


July 19, 2017  |  Standard Meeting
At this meeting, we will vote on our name change, recap (the amazing and fun) Heartland Pride activities, hear from committees and plan for 2017-2018 events. UNMC and Nebraska Medicine employees are invited to this regular meeting.


Sept. 20, 2017  |  Standard Meeting
Jessi Hitchins, PhD, Director of the Gender Resource and Sexual Resource Center at UNO, will join us to speak about Safe Space initiatives. This meeting is open to all UNMC and Nebraska Medicine faculty, house officers, students and employees.


Nov. 10, 2017  |  Standard Meeting
This is one of our traditional meetings to share news and hear updates from our subcommittees.


Jan. 11, 2018 | Regular Meeting
UNMC and Nebraska Medicine employees are invited to this regular meeting of the LGBTQ+ Employee Alliance. Becky Jackson, Patient and Community Engagement Manager, will lead a discussion on the formation of a new LGBTQ+ Patient and Family Advisory Council at Nebraska Medicine.


April 18, 2018  |  Regular Meeting
UNMC and Nebraska Medicine employees are invited to this regular meeting of the LGBTQ+ Employee Alliance. We will share news, hear updates from our subcommittees, and discuss the upcoming PRIDE events.


July 16, 2018  |  Regular Meeting
UNMC and Nebraska Medicine employees are invited to this regular meeting of the LGBTQ+ Employee Alliance. We will share news, hear about our participation in Heartland Pride, discuss the upcoming events, talk about all-gender bathroom signage and safe space training, and more.

Other Events  

March 29, 2017  |  Grand Rounds Featuring Dr. Raymond C. Martins
Raymond C. Martins, MD, Senior Director of Clinical Education and Training at Whitman Walker Health, a federally qualified health center which serves a large LGBTQ population, will give a grand rounds presentation. In the spirit of community oriented primary care, his talk will focus on integration of primary care and public health in the context of a federally qualified health center serving LGBTQ populations in the District of Columbia. This event is brought to you by the College of Public Health as part of their Grand Rounds series. 


April 3, 2017  |  Special Event Featuring Dr. Loren A. Olson
Loren A. Olson, MD, is a well-respected, Iowa-based, board-certified psychiatrist. He is also a gay man who came out at age 40 and a nationally recognized expert on mature gay men. He has appeared on ABC-TV’s “Good Morning America,” has spoken to groups across the country, and has given numerous national, local, and regional television, radio, and print interviews. He is a regular blogger for HuffingtonPost.com and Psychology Today. His latest book, FINALLY OUT: Letting Go of Living Straight, will be published in April 2017. The focus of the book includes challenging stereotypes of what it means to be old and gay and a new chapter on the opportunities of aging. Dr. Olson wants older gay/bisexual/questioning men to feel that there is life yet to be lived as an older gay man both in terms of finding meaning and also the possibility of finding new relationships.


Sept. 12, 2017  |  Early Responses to the US HIV Epidemic
Jason Coleman from UNO will be speaking on the topic of "Rare Cancer Seen in 41 Homosexuals: Early Responses to the US HIV Epidemic." This event is jointly sponsored by the UNMC Pride Alliance and EMPOWER, two student led groups on campus.


Sept. 21, 2017  |  Author Book Reading by Dr. Loren Olson
Dr. Olson, a UNMC College of Medicine graduate, Class of 1968, reads from his book, Finally Out: Letting Go of Living Straight. Watch the book reading and informal conversation at the McGoogan Library.


Oct. 11, 2017  |  Come Out for Cupcakes
The LGBTQ+ Employee Alliance invites you to help celebrate National Coming Out Day — with cupcakes! The significance of this day is to boost visibility and acceptance of LGBTQ individuals. All UNMC and Nebraska Medicine staff are welcome to stop by for a cupcake — whether you identify as LGBTQ, as an ally, or just really like cupcakes. LGBTQ+ Employee Alliance group members will be in the commons area of the Durham Research Center II.


Oct. 13, 2017  |  GenderWorks: Advancing Transgender Care in the Heartland — 2017 Conference
This conference is dedicated to providing medical and mental health care providers with education and training on how to competently serve transgender patients and clients. It will also provide training to educators and policymakers seeking to advance the right of transgender students and community members.


Oct. 24, 2017  |  Stigma and Sexual Assault Talk
Dr. Jay Irwin, Associate Professor of Sociology at UNO, will discuss stigma and sexual assault against the LGBTQ community. This program is led by Medical ALLIES (formerly known as Pride Alliance).


June 22, 2018  |  Schwartz Center Rounds: “Living an Authentic Life: Triumphs and Tribulations of LGBTQ+ Community and Allies”
The multidisciplinary forum enables clinical caregivers to discuss social and emotional issues that arise in caring for patients. Panelists include Ruth Marimo, Dr. Jean Amoura, Megan Smith-Sallans, and Evan Peavy. Read the UNMC Today story about the event.


June 30, 2018  |  Pride Festivities
The LGBTQ+ Employee Alliance is proud to represent at this year’s local Heartland Pride Parade and Heartland Pride Festival! All UNMC/Nebraska Medicine employees are welcome to participate; participants will also receive a free t-shirt. Read the UNMC Today story about the event.