Pride Month 2021 at KU Medical Center
Biographical Posters of Faculty, Staff & Learners
June 1 - June 30
Learn about the background and careers of several LGBTQIA+ community members as well as their journey to KU Medical Center. Spotlights will be shared via social media and the diversity intranet site. Digital posters may be viewed online, and will also be featured via social media.
Jayhawk Coffee Break
A special Jayhawk Coffee Break to connect with LGBTQIA+ colleagues and community allies at the medical center. This coffee break highlights the faculty, staff and learners featured on the Pride Month biographical posters.
KU School of Social Welfare's 9th Annual LGBTQ Research Symposium: Looking Back, Moving Forward: Queerness, Accessibility & Intersectionality
Visit the symposium website.
This online symposium will include research presentations, discussions about challenges and opportunities and networking among others conducting LGBTQ+ research across disciplines. Our theme recognizes and honors the historical contributions to LGBTQ+ research while identifying innovative and creative ways to move this research forward.
Parent and Youth Panel
June 9, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
This event will feature families sharing their personal experiences with having children who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community, as well as a conversation about community resources to support LGBTQIA+ children, youth and young adults.
June 15, Noon - 1 p.m.
This virtual space is designed for the KU Medical Center LGBTQIA+ community to come together in solidarity and support to discuss, process and begin the healing process from discrimination members may have faced. Drs. Amanda Lappin and Larry Long will guide this discussion, reflection, and healing. We ask that this event be reserved for those identifying as members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Faculty, Staff and Learners Panel: Sharing Our Stories
June 16, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
A diverse panel of KU Medical Center faculty, staff and learners will share their personal and professional journeys as members of the LGBTQIA+ community and participants will engage in a meaningful discussion on supporting and uplifting LGBTQIA+ colleagues.
KU Medical Center Brown Bag Drag
June 18, Noon - 1 p.m.
HEB Courtyard, space is limited.
Celebrate Pride Month with this in-person event hosted by Kansas City's Daisy Bücket, featuring local drag performers.
Pride Night at the "K"
June 18, Gate A opens at 5:30 p.m. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.
Show your true colors at Kauffman Stadium's Pride Night! Purchase a Theme Ticket package to receive a limited edition rainbow Royals pocket tank top.
June 23, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
2021 Pride Month Research Day Book
Research day presentations will highlight research focused on the LGBTQIA+ community or research done by community members who identify as LGBTQIA+. A keynote address delivered by Dr. Katie Batza, Associate Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Kansas, will follow digital presentations.
FX Pride Documentary Discussion
June 24, 4 - 5 p.m.
PRIDE is a six-part documentary series chronicling the struggle for LGBTQ+ civil rights in America from the 1950s through the 2000s. "Seven renowned LGBTQ+ directors explore heroic and heartbreaking stories that define us as a nation. The limited series spans the FBI surveillance of homosexuals during the 1950s Lavender Scare to the "Culture Wars" of the 1990s and beyond, exploring the queer legacy of the Civil Rights movement and the battle over marriage equality." This series is being shown on FX and steaming on FX Online and Hulu. We encourage all to watch the series and join us for a group discussion on our LGBTQIA+ history.
A Community Conversation with Chloe Davis, Author of The Queen's English, The LGBTQIA+ Dictionary of Lingo, and Colloquial Phrases
June 28, 4 - 5 p.m.
Chloe Davis, the author of The Queens' English, The LGBTQIA+ Dictionary of Lingo and Colloquial Phrases, has created a resource that celebrates the etymological diversity of over eight hundred terms used to describe the collective gay and queer experience. Join this final event of Pride Month as we discuss the words used to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community.