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LGBTQI Life E-Newsletter [Vanderbilt University]

July 2, 2022


This Pride Month, over 150 students, faculty, and staff came out to celebrate Pride Events and our LGBTQIA+ Vanderbilt Community! Find out more about how we showed up for Pride below.

Groups of students are sitting on blankets on the grass. In the background is a large tree and a large projected movie screen with the menu for the movie "But I'm a Cheerleader" shown.Small groups of students are sitting around a table covered in brunch foods and a rainbow flag.A party bus is filled with students on their way to the Pride Parade.


   On Sunday, June 12th, the Glammadores LGBTQI+ Employee Affinity Group and their families celebrated Pride Month’s Sunday Funday at Linzie Treadway’s house with a ton of food and fun.

    On Saturday, June 18th, folks across Vanderbilt attended a Pride Party Fundraiser benefit for the Oasis Center’s Just Us program for LGBTQ+ youth. Hosted at Fait La Force Brewing Co., our community enjoyed food, swag, and a DJ.

    To kick off Pride Week, the Office of LGBTQI+ Life hosted a Pride Brunch on Friday, June 19th with sweet treats from D’Andrews Bakery.

     In our first outdoor movie night at the K.C. Potter Center on Wednesday, June 22nd, dozens of students, faculty, and staff and their family came out to enjoy watching “But I’m a Cheerleader” and snack on popcorn, candy, and other classic movie theater treats.

   Students enjoyed free Pride Rides on Saturday, June 25th to and from campus and the Pride Parade and festivities while also stocking up on free swag to celebrate Pride Month.


BIPOC Mental Health

July is BIPOC Mental Health Month

This year’s theme for BIPOC Mental Health Month is #BeyondTheNumbers. Join us and together, we will gain knowledge on historical context, systems of support, and actionable ways to move forward toward a mentally healthy future. Check out our Twitter and Instagram for more information.

Disability Pride Month

July is Disability Pride Month

For the past 32 years, July has been an important month for the disability community, as the Americans With Disabilities Act was passed on July 26th, 1990.


LGBTQ+ Policy Lab Seminar
On the left are colored triangles in a gradient from dark blue to gold pointing to the words "Vanderbilt University LGBTQ+ Policy Lab" in black text.

Wednesday, July 13
12:05 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Buttrick 344 or Zoom

Doctoral Candidate Landon Hughes from the University of Michigan will be hosting a seminar to provide perspectives on the effects of laws outlawing gender-affirming care for trans youth. To RSVP and choose your lunch option, follow this link: http://HTTPS://FORMS.OFFICE.COM/R/M92VXY5D2M

Oasis + KCPC High School Mixer
LGBTQ+ Vanderbilt and High School Student BBQ Mixer

Thursday, July 21
Starts at 7:30pm p.m.
K. C. Potter Center

High schoolers from Williamson and Davidson counties are invited to our first High School Mixer to meet parents, advisors, and the LGBTQI+ Vanderbilt community and celebrate summer in partnership with OASIS and KCPC!

The Inclusive Connector

Inclusive Connector

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Bi/Pan/Fluid Affinity Group

Bi Pan Fluid Affinity Group in black text on decorative blue square.The Bi/Pan/Fluid affinity group provides a supportive and brave space for people who want to explore bi/pan/fluid or otherwise non-straight/non-heterosexual identities and experiences. Join us for conversation, exploration, and fun! Contact lgbtqi@vanderbilt.edu to be connected with the facilitator.


Queer & Asian Affinity Group

Q and A Queer and Asian Affinity Group in black text in front of teal, magenta, and textured bright green background.The Queer and Asian (Q&A) affinity group provides space for students who are LGBTQIA2S+ and Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander. Join us for resources, conversation, and fun! Contact lgbtqi@vanderbilt.edu to be connected with the facilitator.

*Interested in joining or starting a new affinity group? Fill out this form.

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