LGBTQ community

Dr. Khan’s goal is to create a safe space for the queer community

By Jocelyn Apodaca Schlossberg • August 23, 2022

“It gave me the confidence to know that I can be a competent doctor for others in my community.”

By Jocelyn Apodaca Schlossberg • March 23, 2022

‘It taught me how to go about taking care of transgender and gender diverse patients,’ says first fellow Dr. M. Chase Cates, who trained in the Gender Health Program.

By Marrecca Fiore • October 23, 2020

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

By Marrecca Fiore • June 29, 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

“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