Category: history

Vulnerability, Community, and Advancing the Legacy of Harvey Milk

Today, May 22, is Harvey Milk Day! Harvey Milk gained fame for becoming the first openly gay elected official in California, serving on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors before his assassination in 1978. His activism in San Francisco culminated in his defeat of the Briggs Initiative (California State Proposition 6), which would have banned …

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Paul David Terry, MNA
Co-editor of the Improving OUTcomes website and blog

Shea Hazarian
Improving OUTcomes coordinator and co-editor of the Improving OUTcomes website and blog

Edward J. Callahan, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Family and Community Medicine
Chair, Vice Chancellor’s LGBTQ+ Advisory Council

Honoring Lesbian Visibility Day

All women have specific healthcare needs, but lesbians are at higher risk for certain health conditions than other woman. Every April 26th marks Lesbian Visibility Day, and to honor this day we have an overview of the importance of lesbian health and resources for healthful living.

Shea Hazarian
Improving OUTcomes coordinator and co-editor of the Improving OUTcomes website and blog

Paul David Terry, MNA
Co-editor of the Improving OUTcomes website and blog

Edward J. Callahan, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Family and Community Medicine
Chair, Vice Chancellor’s LGBTQ+ Advisory Council

October is LGBT History Month

This Saturday, October 1 marks the beginning of LGBT History Month, showcasing the leaders and achievements in the LGBTQ+ community by increasing visibility and participation through events in schools across our nation. LGBT History Month has been celebrated for over 20 years in the United States, a concept developed by a teacher from St. Louis. …

Paul David Terry, MNA is the Interim Director of Communications at UC Davis Integrative Medicine and co-editor of the Improving OUTcomes website and blog. He serves on the Vice Chancellor’s LGBTQI Advisory Council and is a past presenter for the Improving OUTcomes Conference, contributing workshops on strateges that reach and engage online LGBTQI patients and communities.

50 Years After the Compton’s Cafeteria Riot

Before Stonewall and Harvey Milk, there was Compton’s Cafeteria. Most people know a thing or two about the Stonewall Inn riots in New York City in June 1969, often considered to be the beginning of the LGBTQ+ rights movement. (Many Pride events are held in the last weekend in June to commemorate the anniversary of …

Shea Hazarian (pronouns: she/her/hers) is a Junior Specialist at the UC Davis School of Medicine and the Improving OUTcomes coordinator. She earned a BA in Sociology from the University of San Francisco and currently works to develop cultural competency initiatives at the UC Davis Health System.