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 anyone …
Paul David Terry, MNA
Co-editor of the Improving OUTcomes website and blog
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
October 1st marks the beginning of LGBT History Month – a celebration across the nation that highlights leaders and achievements in the LGBTQ+ community. The original idea came from a teacher from St. Louis over 20 years ago and is now a nationally recognized, month-long display of the challenges and achievements in queer culture. But …
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.
Now that you know the bisexuality basics, let’s lighten up the mood a little: September 23 is Celebrate Bisexuality Day! This day was first observed in 1999 to unite the bi community in a positive celebration. As stated last week, there are many harmful stereotypes surrounding the bi community, and this leads to disparities in health, as well …
Shea Hazarian (pronouns: she/her/hers) is a Junior Specialist at the UC Davis School of Medicine and the Improving OUTcomes coordinator. She has facilitated trainings for university staff and faculty to be effective allies to their LGBTQ+ students, with specific workshops for bisexual and pansexual student support.
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.