Category Archives: Activism

Deep sorrow in the face of Orlando massacre

We join our many friends and colleagues in healthcare in expressing our utter grief and sorrow over the brutal shooting in the Orlando nightclub where hundreds of LGBTQ people were gathered. As President Obama notes in his remarks to the … Continue reading

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NSNA (National Student Nurses Association) passes two LGBTQ-related resolutions

Each year representatives among the 60,000 nursing students who belong to the NSNA gather for a convention, and consider a host of resolutions for action pertaining to a wide range of issues.  The 2016 conference was from March 30 – … Continue reading

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The Importance of “Mirrors”

Years ago, I attended a concert of a prominent lesbian musician from Canada.  I was an instructor of nursing in a major university, and actively involved in the lesbian community as well.  There were about 400 people there – mostly … Continue reading

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Trans Day of Remembrance

  November is a month of remembrance. November 20th is an important day in the transgender community. It is a day to remember members of the community who have been murdered in hate crimes. As an ally of the trans community, … Continue reading

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Looking for an LGBTQ-friendly college?

LGBTQ people who are making plans for undergraduate or graduate study have the extra challenge of wondering what campuses will be the most welcoming, if not the least hostile.  It is stressful enough to select a place that provides the … Continue reading

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