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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month

National Institutes of Health celebrates 2012 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender, (LGBT) Pride Month with “Out of the Closet and into the Lab,” a panel discussion focused on workplace issues for and about LGBT research, medical and administrative professionals, Friday, June 29, 9:30–10:45 a.m., in Lipsett Amphitheater, Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center, Building 10, NIH Campus, Bethesda, MD. The event will be videocast ( to the public.

LGBT Pride Month is celebrated in June commemorating the Stonewall Rebellion—a defining event that marked the start of the Gay Rights movement in the United States and around the world.

For the fourth consecutive year, President Barack Obama has proclaimed June as LGBT Pride Month and requested that we “rededicate ourselves to a task that is unending—the pursuit of a Nation where all are equal, and all have the full and unfettered opportunity to pursue happiness and live openly and freely.”

The NIH event will include a frank discussion addressing the need for a culturally competent workforce and inclusive workplace at the NIH. Specifically, the program will address how an LGBT identified fellow, researcher or administrative professional should address their sexual orientation and/or gender identity at work. Additionally, managers and staff will learn new strategies they can use to ensure a healthy, inclusive, and safe workplace for all staff. The panel discussion will serve to educate the NIH community on aspects of the LGBT community, diversity, and inclusion.


Mark Schuster, M.D., Ph.D.
William Berenberg Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, and Chief of General Pediatrics, and Vice Chair for Health Policy, Department of Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital

Ida L. Castro, J.D., M.A.
Vice-President, Community Engagement and Equity
Commonwealth Medical College
Scranton, PA

Scout, Ph.D.
Director, Network for LGBT Health Equity
Fenway Institute at Fenway Health
Boston, MA

Judith Bradford, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Population Research in LGBT Health
Fenway Institute at Fenway Health

Matthew P. Hoffman, B.D.S., Ph.D.
Chief, Matrix and Morphogenesis Unit, Laboratory of Cell and Developmental Biology
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, NIH

Moderator: Lawrence Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Deputy Director, NIH.

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