Gender Health

Always Welcome at UCLA

July 9, 2019

Always Welcome at UCLA

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“This is not about us trying to get people to come into the hospital because we want their money. It’s about showing that we actually care,” says Yadira Zuniga, a PRIDE volunteer who works in the patient communication center for Urology and Gynecology at UCLA Health. “You don’t have to be gay to come to […]

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Tags: community engagement, featured, gynecology, LGBTQ, LGBTQ community, Pride parade, UCLA Gender Health, urology, volunteer


Be Yourself, We Accept U

July 8, 2019

Be Yourself, We Accept U

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“We are celebrating the choice of anybody can love whoever they want to love,” says Sharon Reyes, a volunteer from UCLA Health who works in the department of dermatology at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. “We are at PRIDE, celebrating love. It’s really important that UCLA Health be at PRIDE because it lets people know […]

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Tags: community engagement, dermatology, featured, LGBTQ, LGBTQ community, Pride parade, UCLA Gender Health, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, volunteer


Support at Work

July 6, 2019

Support at Work

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“It’s a great thing for people to come out and just be able to be themselves,” says Michael Hernandez, a volunteer from UCLA Health who works for the OB/GYN and neurology units. “As an openly gay Latino man, I love being part of PRIDE because I know for some people it’s still a struggle coming […]

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Tags: community engagement, featured, LGBTQ, LGBTQ community, neurology, OB/GYN, Pride, Pride parade, UCLA Gender Health, volunteer


Presence for the Patients

July 5, 2019

Presence for the Patients

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“You can feel the energy; there are so many people to spread the love to and support,” says Ashley Hagelstein, a UCLA Health employee who volunteered at the UCLA Health booth during the PRIDE Parade. “We’re giving out free gifts for people who spin the wheel. They can get fans, stickers, we have little hankies […]

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Tags: community engagement, featured, LGBTQ, LGBTQ community, Pride, Pride parade, UCLA Gender Health, volunteer


We Support U

July 3, 2019

We Support U

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“I’m honored to work at an organization that supports diversity and inclusion,” says David Fraqueli, director of IT administration for UCLA Health. David marched with fellow UCLA employees and students during the annual PRIDE parade. “It’s terrific and they mean what they say. I always feel supported at work. I love that UCLA’s presence is […]

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Tags: community engagement, LBGTQ, LGBTQ, LGBTQ community, Pride, Pride parade


Supporting LGBTQ youths

March 11, 2019

Supporting LGBTQ youths

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For LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer) youths, supportive environments are the best buffers against stressors. The support of family members is especially protective — being valued by family members helps kids learn to value and care for themselves. But rejection by family members is a known contributor to poor mental health. Negative health […]

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Tags: bisexual, gay, gender expression, lesbian, LGBTQ, queer, transgender, UCLA Health EMPWR Program


Proud of UCLA

June 14, 2018

Proud of UCLA

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“I always say Pride is my favorite holiday,” says Cathlin Rood, a clinical researcher in hematology and oncology at UCLA Health. “Pride celebrates everything that is good about humanity. When I got the email that UCLA was going to march in the parade, I immediately responded. Knowing that my workplace is supportive of every lifestyle […]

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Tags: CLA Gender Health Program, hematology and oncology, LGBTQ, LGBTQ community, Pride parade, researcher


June 14, 2018

EMPWR-ing LGBTQ Youth

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“We volunteered at the Pride fair last night and handed out a lot of swag at the UCLA Health booth,” says Dr. Natalia Ramos, pictured right, a child psychiatrist within the UCLA Department of Child Psychiatry. Liz Ollen, pictured left, a child psychology doctoral student adds, “We’re really excited that UCLA Health is part of […]

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Tags: child psychology, Dr. Natalia Ramos, LGBTQ children, LGBTQ community, LGBTQ young adults, LGBTQ youth, mental health, UCLA Department of Child Psychiatry


Urology is Fab-U-lous

June 14, 2018

Urology is Fab-U-lous

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“We are here celebrating pride and diversity because UCLA Health is inclusive and is totally fabulous,” says Dr. Mark Litwin, professor and chair of UCLA Urology. Laura Baybridge, executive chief administrative officer for the UCLA Department of Urology and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, says, “UCLA Urology is now able to offer gender-affirmation surgeries to […]

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Tags: diversity, Dr. Mark Litwin, featured, gender-affirmation surgeries, LGBTQ, LGBTQ community, Pride parade, UCLA Gender Health Program, UCLA Urology


'The Energy is Crazy'

June 14, 2018

‘The Energy is Crazy’

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“This is UCLA Health’s first inaugural event at Pride and marching in the Pride parade,” says Christopher Mann, program coordinator for the UCLA Gender Health Program. “We’re here to support our patients who identify as LGBTQ, but we’re also here for our staff and employees as well. We have 130 people here from various departments […]

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Tags: gender diverse, LGBTQ, LGBTQ community, Pride parade, transgender, transgender community, UCLA Gender Health Program