UNMC community to mark Pride Month with series of events

June is Pride Month, and the medical center’s LBGTQ+ Employee Alliance and others will hold events on the UNMC and Nebraska Medicine Omaha campus.

Upcoming dates include:

  • Friday, June 9, 6 to 9 p.m., LGBTQ+ Employee Alliance will host Pride on the Green at the ice rink. Activities include a bubble dance party, yard games, a face painting and henna station, community outreach booths and food trucks, including Big O Sno shaved ice.
  • June 5-19, online screening of “Cured,” a documentary that discusses the fight against the diagnosis of homosexuality as a mental disorder and its impact on the gay rights movement, will be available. The documentary screenings are co-sponsored by the UNMC Office of Inclusion and Psychiatry DEI committee.
  • Thursday, June 15, noon to 1 p.m., UNMC Office of Inclusion and Psychiatry DEI committee will host an in-person conversation with “Cured” co-director Patrick Sammon in the Durham Research Center Auditorium, Room 1002.
  • Thursday, June 22, noon to 1 p.m., LGBTQ+ Employee Alliance and UNMC Office of Inclusion will host guest speaker Sarah Phelps, of OutNebraska, to speak about mental health and cultural barriers within the LGBTQ+ community. The in-person speech will be in Williams Science Hall, Room 1.0.009, or online via Zoom.

Pronoun badge cards now are available at the medical center.

In addition, local events will include the Star City Pride Festival, which will be held June 9-10 in Lincoln; Omaha’s Heartland Pride Festival at 12:30 p.m. at CHI Health Center and Heartland Pride Parade on July 15; and the Trek Omaha Midtown Pride Ride at Miller’s Landing park on June 25 in Omaha.

All staff, students and their loved ones are welcome to march with the alliance during the Heartland Pride Parade and wear the UNMC/Nebraska Medicine Pride T-shirt. The Nebraska Medicine Company Store will have Pride T-shirts available on an ongoing basis for purchase online or in person. The UNMC Bookstore also has shirts available for purchase.

Learn more about gender inclusive language and pronoun usage in these videos from the University of Nebraska.

The Heartland Pride Parade will start at 10 a.m. at 16th Street and Capitol Avenue in downtown Omaha. Anyone wishing to walk with the Nebraska Medicine/UNMC group can meet beforehand. For details, check the UNMC events calendar and search for “pride.” The group then can walk together to the parade line-up location.

Med center colleagues interested in joining the LBGTQ+ Alliance can reach out via email.

1 comment

  1. Dr. Sheritta Strong says:

    Thank you for running this story! Happy PRIDE month!

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.