Happy Pride Month!

NEPHTC is celebrating Pride Month!

This June, we are honoring the LGBTQI+ community and saluting their resilience, achievements, and brilliance! We want to highlight some of our LGBTQI+ related trainings, as well as other resources we hope you will find helpful.


Watch Our LGBTQI+ Related Webinars:

Additionally, our partners at the School Health Institute for Education and Leadership Development (SHIELD) have a Supporting LGBTQI Youth training as a part of their Mental Health Series. This course is ideal for school health professionals as they prepare to meet the needs of their LGBTQI+ students.

For those who live in Boston, BU Today published an article that includes events around Boston to celebrate pride, which can be found here.

In June of 2021, Boston University School of Public Health published a special edition of SPH This Week that focuses on LGBTQI+ health, which you can read here.

Here are some additional resources:

A brief history of Pride Month:

We celebrate Pride Month in June to commemorate the Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, NY, which occurred in June of 1969. This was a tipping point in the LGBTQI+ rights movement, of which activist Marsha P. Johnson was a prominent figure.  Miss Major Griffin-Gracy and Stormé DeLarverie were also instrumental figures in the Stonewall Uprising and the subsequent movement for gay rights in America. After the Stonewall Uprising, Marsha P. Johnson and fellow activist Sylvia Rivera co-founded Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (STAR), which was a radical, political activist group that also provided housing to homeless LGBTQI+ youth and sex workers. This organization was considered groundbreaking, and its formation is a critical moment in the fight for LGBTQI+ rights in America. 

Pride Month Today:

Today, the Celebration of Pride is commemorated all around the world as a time for the LGBTQI+ community to come together and celebrate their freedom to be themselves. We also recognize that there is still work to be done in order to achieve equity for all. Pride Month is a time to reflect on how we can make the public health workforce a more inclusive space for the LGBTQI+ community.