Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People In Medicine
Welcome - Upcoming Events - Prior Events - Campus Resources - Chicago Resources - Chicago Pride Parade
Welcome to the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine's Chapter of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People in Medicine (LGBPM).
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is a community that strives to achieve the common goals of mutual respect, trust, and concern. Our community is founded on these principles, as well as the ideas of freedom of expression, and tolerance of differing opinions. As a result, medical students are encouraged to approach others with an open mind and participate in meaningful dialogue as an active voice and a willing listener. For gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students, this provides a space in which to nurture personal development, and to share that development with a tolerant and accepting community.
Medical school is a challenging time of exploration, introspection, and maturation as one prepares to enter into the medical profession. The University of Chicago emphasizes a safe, accepting environment for students of varying sexual orientations through our egalitarian philosophy. This web page serves as an introduction to the ways in which our community addresses issues of sexual orientation and sexuality.
Should you have further questions, please feel free to contact the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual medical student liason . This is a current LGBT student who is happy to answer questions and/or put you in contact with other students at the University. Please note that all communications remain confidential.
This is a dinner just to say hello to our newest members, have an opportunity to mingle with our older members, and talk about any plans for the year. Maybe we'll even find a "T". Please let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are planning on attending. We can arrange for rides.
Prior Events:Come join LGBT students / residents from all of the 7 medical schools in Chicago at our annual fall barbeque. Email us for details.
Annual LGBTQ Welcome Reception - October 16th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM - Divinity School Common RoomPlease join us for the twelfth annual LGBTQ Welcome Reception! All are welcome to attend. Sponsored by the LGBTQ Mentoring Program with funding provided by the Office of the Provost.
Come join us for GayCo Comedy Night @ Second City. Tickets are only $5 and may be purchased at the door. We will also be heading to SPIN NightClub (3200 N. Halsted) afterwards (around 11:00 pm). Email us for more details.
Several groups other than LGBPM exist at the University of Chicago and are able to provide medical students with a recognized support network. Each group pursues different goals in an effort to raise awareness of gay and lesbian issues on campus, and in the world, and to provide a definitive gay space within the medical school community.
A resource, guide, and listing of all things queer at the University of Chicago. This website, developed by the Vice President and Dean of Students Office lists campus GLBT organizations and events.Queers & Associates
A University wide GLBT organization open to both graduate/professional students and undergraduates. Q&A fosters social, political, and educational activities, and advises students, staff, and faculty on GLBT issues. Q&A also provides a safe and supportive environment for those dealing with sexuality and sexual identity issues.Pritzker LGBPM Advisors
These two members of the faculty serve as the primary liasons between gay medical students and the medical school administration. For the last two years, both Dr. Karin Rhodes and Dr. Terry Vanden Hoek have served as our faculty advisors. Feel free to contact them directly.Lesbian and Gay Faculty and Staff Organization
The Lesbian and Gay Faculty and Staff Organization hosts an annual welcome and welcome back reception for GLBT students, faculty, and staff each fall quarter.Outlaw
Outlaw seeks to increase social acceptance of gay students at the University of Chicago Law School, to educate the University community on the legal status of gays and lesbians, and to provide a supportive atmosphere for gay and lesbian law students. Outlaw successfully negotiated for the inclusion of sexual orientation in the University's non-discrimination clause.Gays and Lesbians In Business
Gays and Lesbians in Business exists to provide a social and educational network for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual and transgendered members of the Graduate School of Business.Chicago Resources:
A vibrant Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual community exists within the City of Chicago. Chicago offers a wealth of cultural, historic, educational, and entertainment opportunities specifically for gay, lesbian, and bisexual students. Chicago affords area gay, lesbian, and bisexual students an opporunitity to submerge themselves in a gay environment by partaking of any of countless cafes, restaurants, bookstores, bars, nightclubs, or neighborhoods.
This a very small sampling of what Chicago provides:
- Chicago Queer Film Festival – an annual festival that inundates the city with independent gay and lesbian films from around the world. Several films are shown every day at different venues around the city, and are often followed by after-parties.
- Volunteerism – many medical students have volunteered to work with organizations serving the GLBT community within Chicago. These have included both medical facilities such as the Howard Brown Health Clinic and non-medical groups such as Horizons Community Service.
- Windy City Times – a weekly Chicagoland newspaper that can be found at many gay-friendly cafes and bookstores as well as at several locations campus including the Reynolds Club and Bookstore.
Chicago Pride Parade:
Each year, we join forces with GLMA (Gay
and Lesbian Medical Assocation ) and a number of other Chicago LGBPM
chapters to march in the Chicago Pride Parade.