UVA Health Recognizes LGBTQ+ Pride Month in June

June 5, 2024 by

LGBTQ Pride Month June 2024 graphic UVA Health is pleased to recognize and celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month with all of our UVA Health team members and patients over the month of June. This annual month-long celebration honors the rich history, societal contributions, and cultural significance of the LGBTQ+ community worldwide.

This year, LGBTQ+ Pride Month’s theme is, “Reflect, Empower, Unite: Celebrating Gender Diversity,” providing an opportunity to honor our differences and learn from our past in shared commitment to creating an inclusive environment for all.

There are a number of events scheduled for the month. To kick off the month, please join us today for the UVA Health LGBTQ+ Pride Month Celebration hosted by the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement and co-sponsored by the LGBTQ+ and Transgender Advisory Committee and UVA Cancer Center’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Office. All team members and students are welcome.

  • LGBTQ+ Pride Month Celebration | June 3 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | MR5 Courtyard (Rain location: Pinn Hall, Room 2ABC)

Other events this month include:

  • UVA Health Storytellers Series featuring Dwan Love-Dinkens, DEI Program Manager and Events Coordinator, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion| June 18 | 12-1 p.m. | Virtual via Zoom | Registration Required
  • UVA Health My Story My Voice featuring Nick Hutchins (Current President of Cville Pride) | June 26 | 12-1 p.m. | Hybrid / MEB 1110 | Registration Required for Virtual access
  • Full list of events listed here. 

We are also thrilled to celebrate the UVA Health University Medical Center’s designation as a “Leader” in the 2024 Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) by achieving a score of 100. This national LGBTQ+ benchmarking tool evaluates over 2,200 healthcare facilities on their policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of LGBTQ+ patients, visitors, and employees. We are proud of this achievement and further empowered to continue our journey to provide excellent care across all of UVA Health.

Thank you for being united in fostering an inclusive environment where every individual feels valued, respected, and empowered. Together, we will continue to create a sense of belonging for all.


Tracy M. Downs, MD
Chief Diversity and Community Engagement Officer, UVA Health

Marianne Baernholdt, RN, PhD
Dean, UVA School of Nursing

Wendy Horton, PharmD
Chief Executive Officer, UVA Health University Medical Center

Melina R. Kibbe, MD
Dean, UVA School of Medicine

J. Scott Just, MD
Chief Executive Officer, UVA Physicians Group

Erik Shannon
Chief Executive Officer, UVA Community Health

K. Craig Kent, MD
Chief Executive Officer, UVA Health

Filed Under: Community, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion