LGBTQ+ Pride Month 2022

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning + Pride Month (LGBTQ+ Pride Month) is celebrated annually in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots, and works to achieve equal justice and equal opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ+) Americans. In June of 1969, patrons and supporters of the Stonewall Inn in New York City staged an uprising to resist the police harassment and persecution to which LGBT Americans were commonly subjected. This uprising marks the beginning of a movement to outlaw discriminatory laws and practices against LGBT Americans.

Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBTQ+ Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world. Memorials are held during this month for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that LGBTQ+ individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.

Pride Month Zoom Backgrounds

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UCSF Pride Events

UCSF is marching at the 52nd Annual San Francisco Pride Parade!!

Sunday, June 26 | 10 am - 5 pm 

UCSF heads once again to this year's Annual San Francisco LGBTQ Pride Celebration & Parade! The first 250 to sign-up will receive instructions to pick up their event t-shirt; please sign-up before June 15.  Open to all UCSF students, staff, trainees, faculty and friends/family.

SF Pride March
  • All marchers will meet at 10 am on Spear Street between Market and Mission, near the Embarcadero. We are expected to start marching between 10:40 am - 11 am.
  • UCSF is contingent #19 under UCSF Alliance Health Project
  • Please do not drive to the parade. Streets will be closed near the Embarcadero to accommodate the parade contingents. 
  • Use public transportation such as MUNI and BART - exit Embarcadero Station.
  • Bring your own water, sunscreen, and snacks.
UCSF Pride T-shirts

For those who have registered early to receive the UCSF Pride t-shirts, they can be picked up at the following locations:

  • Thursday, June 23, 10 am - 4 pm at the Mission Bay Housing Office, 1505 4th St #101
  • Friday, June 24, 10 am - 4 pm at LGBT Resource Center in 500 Parnassus Ave., MU 102
  • Sunday, June 26 at the parade march 

Monitor Training

  • We need additional people to sign up as a Contingent Monitor. Monitor training is only 10 minutes and can be completed online.
  • Contingent Monitors must watch this training video.
  • Register as a Monitor using this form.    
  • OUR GROUP'S CODE IS UC7204 (Alliance Health UCSF) 
  • Codes are in alpha numeric order by registration date, so please be sure to scroll all the way down to the bottom of the list to search for your code.


LGBTQIA+ Allyship 101

Wednesday, June 22 | 12 pm - 1 pm

Presenter: Emily Smeja, LGBTQ Activist

A cursory workshop on what it means to be part of the LGBTQIA+ community, a brief history of the community’s trials and triumphs, and some guidance on how allies can be more supportive of individuals under the LGBTQIA+ umbrella.

Sponsored by the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital DEI/AR Council

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UCSF LGBTQIA+ End of the Year Gathering

As we gear up for LGBTQ Pride Month and the San Francisco Pride Parade, the UCSF LGBT Resource Center and the UCSF LGBTQ Committee gladly invites you to attend the annual LGBTQIA+ End of the Year Gathering! With a special appearance by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence!

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 from 4-6pm

Spark Social SF, 601 Mission Bay Blvd. 

RSVP is required to attend as space is limited. The first 50 people to arrive at Spark will receive food tickets!

If you have any questions about this event please contact the Assistant Director of the LGBT Resource Center, Tracy García, at [email protected]


Join the UCSF LGBTQ Committee

Applications to join the UCSF LGBTQ Committee are due by July 6. Our mission is to actively assess the UCSF climate as experienced by LGBTQ+ faculty, staff and learners. We will listen to and address the concerns and interests of the LGBTQ community and act as an advisory group to the Office of Diversity and Outreach. We will promote the visibility, inclusion and equity of the LGBTQ+ community at UCSF.



UCSF Resources 

UCSF LGBTQ+ Inclusive Policies 

UCSF Health has been named a “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation for the 15th consecutive year.  

The Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) recognizes health care facilities for their dedication to inclusive policies and care for LGBTQ+ patients, visitors and employees. It is released annually by the HRC Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization.


Protecting Our Trans Youth

Prohibiting Gender-Affirming Medical Care for Youth 

Due to government efforts over the past two years, more than 58,000 transgender youth and young adults across 15 states are in jeopardy of losing access to gender-affirming care. In total, more than a third of the 150,000 transgender youth ages 13-17 in the U.S. live in the 15 states that have restricted access to gender-affirming care or are currently considering laws that would do so. More than 4,000 young adults ages 18 to 20 would also be at risk of losing access to gender-affirming care under the three proposed bills that would apply to young people over the age of 18.

In 2021, the Arkansas legislature enacted a ban on gender-affirming care for minors,2 aiming to restrict access to treatment for nearly 1,500 transgender youth in the state.

In February 2022, the governor of Texas issued an order restricting access to gender-affirming medical care for transgender youth—including the use of hormones to delay puberty and to promote physical development that is consistent with a child’s gender identity. The order classifies the provision of gender-affirming care as “child abuse” and directs the state’s Department of Family and Protective Services to investigate any reported instances of health care providers or parents who provide or seek out gender-affirming care for children. The order impacts as many as 13,800 transgender youth in the state. Both the Arkansas law and Texas order are currently being challenged in court.

The bills carry severe penalties for health care providers, and sometimes families, who provide or seek out gender-affirming care for minors. In each of these states, the bills would either criminalize health care providers who provide gender-affirming care to minors or subject them to discipline from state licensing boards. Bills in 10 states would also allow individuals to file civil suits for damages against medical providers who violate these laws. Bills in six states provide penalties for parents who facilitate minors’ access to gender-affirming medical care.

About half of these bills would further limit access to gender-affirming care for transgender youth by barring certain insurance providers from offering coverage for gender-affirming care, by placing restrictions on the use of state funds or state facilities to provide this care, or by excluding gender-affirming care as a tax-deductible health care expense. Bills in seven states would prohibit certain health insurance plans from offering coverage for gender-affirming care. In eight states, bills would prohibit the use of state funds for gender-affirming care or more broadly prohibit distribution of state funds to any organization or individual that provides gender-affirming care to minors, seemingly regardless of what the funding is used for. In five states, bills would prohibit gender-affirming care by or in government-owned or operated facilities, and by individual providers employed by government entities. In four states, bills would exclude gender-affirming care as a tax-deductible health care expense.

Finally, a bill proposed in Missouri would attempt to limit access to gender-affirming care by classifying it as child abuse similar to the order recently issued in Texas.

Gender-affirming care, including the use of hormones to delay puberty and to promote the development of secondary sex characteristics that are consistent with a child’s gender identity, is recommended for transgender youth by the American Academy of Pediatricians and the Endocrine Society and is viewed by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) as evidence-based patient care.  Moreover, the American Medical Association supports insurance coverage for gender-affirming care for transgender people.

Research shows that gender-affirming care improves mental health and overall well-being for transgender people, including youth. A 2020 study published in Pediatrics found that access to pubertal suppression treatment was associated with lower odds of lifetime suicidal ideation among transgender adults. Similarly, research conducted by the Williams Institute concluded that risk of past-year suicide attempts was lower among transgender people who wanted and received gender-affirming medical care. More generally, research indicates that efforts to support transgender youth in living according to their internal sense of gender is associated with better mental health and feelings of safety at school, while efforts to change the gender identity of transgender people (i.e., conversion therapy) are associated with suicidality.


LGBTQ+ Bay Area Resources 


  • The GLBT Hotline of San Francisco: 415-355-0999
  • GLBT National Hotline: 1-888-843-4564
  • GLBT National Youth Talkline: 1-800-246-7743
  • Trevor Project Hotline (Queer Youth Suicide Prevention): 866-488-7386
  • California AIDS, STD, & Hepatitis Hotline: 1-800-367-2437
  • Sexual Assault - Community Violence Solutions: 800-670-7273
  • Contra Costa Crisis Center for Suicide & Crisis Intervention: 800-273-8255