June is Pride Month which celebrates the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community and commemorates the ongoing pursuit of equal justice. Every year, the recognition of Pride Month grows to include many more allies and supporters from outside the LGBTQ community and provide opportunities to show support, to observe, listen and be educated.
Developing allyship for the LGBTQ community across the NIH is one of the most critical efforts that can help make the NIH a more inclusive environment for all staff, contractors, and trainees. Making strides towards enhancing empathy, awareness and understanding will contribute to an environment where everyone in NIH can feel safe and thrive!
Additionally, please see information below on an upcoming event hosted by the NIH Sexual and Gender Minority Research office. This workshop is open to all NIH employees, contractors, and trainees.
National Academies Report on Measuring Sex, Gender Identity, and Sexual Orientation
June 9, 2022 @ 2:00-3:30pm via WebEx
The report outlines guidelines, recommendations, and best practices for collecting sexual orientation and gender identity information in research and non-research surveys, along with medical and other administrative records, in order to improve the NIH’s ability to identify and address the specific needs of these populations.