Gender Health

Ways to support LGBTQ+ and LGBTQ2S (Two-spirit*) -identified BIPOC youth

By Marrecca Fiore • June 29, 2020

Learn how UCLA Health is breaking down barriers with its LGBTQ initiative

By uclahealth • June 19, 2020

“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 [...]

By uclahealth • July 9, 2019

“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 [...]

By uclahealth • July 8, 2019

“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 [...]

By uclahealth • July 6, 2019

“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, [...]

By uclahealth • July 5, 2019

“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 [...]

By uclahealth • July 3, 2019

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 [...]

By uclahealth • March 11, 2019

“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 [...]

By uclahealth • June 14, 2018

“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 [...]

By uclahealth • June 14, 2018