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Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Program for LGBTI Health
New in the summer of 2012, the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Program for LGBTI health is an innovative effort to improve healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) patients that is housed within the Office for Diversity in Medical Education. LGBTI patients experience disparities in access to and quality of care, leading to preventable, adverse health outcomes including elevated risk for specific chronic diseases and increased rates of suicide and depression. The Vanderbilt Program for LGBTI Health works to address these disparities, improve the health of LGBTI patients, support education around LGBTI Health, and foster research on the optimal ways to care for LGBTI patients and families.
Employee Same-Sex Domestic Partners Benefits at Vanderbilt (Human Resources)
Vanderbilt offers the same benefits (health, dental, vision, tuition reimbursement) access to same-sex domestic partners as it does to opposite-sex spouses of employees. The benefits extended to children of employees are also the same (health, dental, vision, dependent tuition). In the event of a serious medical condition with a same-sex domestic partner or the partner’s child, Vanderbilt has chosen to extend the same protections provided by the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Student Same-Sex Domestic Partner Benefits at Vanderbilt (Dean of Students)
Students may register their spouse or partner with the Dean of Students office in order to allow them to receive a Commodore Card and the benefits associated within.
Vanderbilt Lambda Association
As Vanderbilt University’s undergraduate gay-straight alliance, the Vanderbilt Lambda Association is a leading promoter in diversity awareness, providing a safe space on campus for all students regardless of background, race, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. Lambda fulfills this mission by creating dialogue and programming among students, faculty, and the administration, reaching out to the greater Nashville LGBTQI organizations, and promoting increased interaction between the LGBTQI and other communities at Vanderbilt.
Delta Lambda Phi Fraternity for Gay, Bisexual, and Progressive Men
Delta Lambda Phi makes a positive and lasting difference in the lives of our Brothers and our community. Our commitment to social justice, friendship, and personal growth is reflected through making our presence make a difference. Our Brotherhood is committed to friendship with all and we welcome those who aspire to share our vision.
Divinity School: Office of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Concerns (GABLE)
The Office of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Concerns was organized in 1991 and is dedicated to addressing the issues of homophobia and heterosexism in religious life, society, and the academy. The Office provides a positive, safe environment that affirms the rights of lesbian, gay, and bisexual persons; it suggests ways in which the Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion can fulfill their commitment to confronting homophobia in our society; it provides educational opportunities for all members of the Divinity School/Graduate Department of Religion community. Membership is open to all Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion students, faculty, and staff who are committed to working toward the goals of the Office. The rights to confidentiality of students, faculty, and staff who participate in the office are honored. The work of the Office is coordinated by a student steering committee.
Law School: OUTLaw
The Gay/Straight Alliance, now named OUTlaw, was formed to allow gay and lesbian law students to meet and discuss issues that are unique to being gay in the legal profession. The organization is open to all law students, gay and straight alike, and encourages all law students to become members.
Medical School: LGBTMD
LGBT, MD has a two-fold mission: to educate the greater Vanderbilt medical community on health issues that pertain to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) patients and health care providers and to provide a support network for GLBT medical students
Peabody College: Queeries
Queeries, the association of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and allied graduate and professional students at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College, aims to bring together diverse students from all college disciplines for research, discussion, professional development, social activities and awareness-raising activities surrounding LGBTQI interests.
Please visit Out and About newspaper’s wealth of information about organizations in or around Nashville.
Amnesty International OUTfront advocates for and educates about global lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender human rights.
Bisexual Resource Center is an international organization providing education about and support for bisexual and progressive issues.
Campus Pride is a national online community and resource network committed to student leaders and campus organizations who work to create a safer campus environment free of homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, heterosexism and genderism at colleges and universities.
COLAGE is an organization offering support and advocacy for children of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parents
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.
The Gay & Lesbian National Hotline provides telephone and email peer-counseling, as well as information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.
Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) is the largest national organization bringing together gay and straight teachers, parents, students, counselors and other concerned citizens and youth workers for the purpose of taking action to end homophobia in our schools.
Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is the largest gay and lesbian organization in the U.S. and provides a national voice on gay and lesbian issues. The Human Rights Campaign effectively lobbies Congress; mobilizes grassroots action in diverse communities; invests strategically to elect a fair-minded Congress; and increases public understanding through innovative education and communication strategies.
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.
Lambda 10 Project is a national clearinghouse for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender fraternity and sorority issues. Lambda 10 works to heighten the visibility of GLBT members of Greek organizations by providing educational resources related to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression as pertaining to the fraternity/sorority experience.
National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black same-gender-loving, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people. The Coalition works with our communities and our allies for social justice, equality, and an end to racism and homophobia.
National Consortium of Higher Education Resource Professionals is the primary organization for LGBT topics in higher education, and maintains a directory of professionally staffed LGBT college/university offices, calendar of meetings, jobs available, campus climate reports, nondiscrimination policies, and much more.
National Center for Transgender Equality is a non-profit social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration, and empowerment
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) was the first national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights and advocacy organization and remains the movement’s leading voice for freedom, justice, and equality.
National Organization for Women (NOW) is dedicated to promoting the rights of women of all sexual orientations.
National Coalition for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youth hosts OutProud.org, a web site rich with helpful advice for youth questioning their sexuality.
Parents, Friends, and Families of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights.
Queer Resources Directory (QRD) is an electronic library with news clippings, political contact information, newsletters, essays, images, hyperlinks, and every other kind of information resource of interest to the GLBQ community. Information is stored for the use of casual network users and serious researchers alike.
Soc. Bi has been an online, open forum on bisexuality since 1991.
The Transgender Law and Policy Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to engaging in effective advocacy for transgender people in our society. The TLPI brings experts and advocates together to work on law and policy initiatives designed to advance transgender equality.
The Trevor Project is a 24/7 suicide & crisis prevention helpline for gay and questioning youth.