Pride Month voices at UMass Global
Pride Month is time to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community's progress toward defeating discrimination. Recognized each year in June, Pride Month is rooted in the historic struggle for gay rights in the United States and since has evolved to be even more inclusive.
In this spirit, interim UMass Global Chancellor David Andrews sends the following words of appreciation for UMass Global’s LGBTQIA+ faculty and staff:
June is Pride Month and a great opportunity to celebrate and support the vast diversity of identities among us. While it shouldn’t be limited to one month, the proud and courageous expression of one’s identity is certainly worthy of celebration. I am proud to be part of an organization that openly addresses the diversity of our identities and fully supports LGBTQIA+ issues and initiatives. A special thanks to the Office of Equity and Inclusion for its primary role in helping to create and support a culture that recognizes the value and uniqueness of us all.
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Mental health and counseling resources
OEI has also compiled a list of several external resources providing information and services related to mental health issues of relevance to LGBTQIA+ individuals. Readers are encouraged to seek professional assistance if they are experiencing a mental health crisis for any reason.
- Crisis Text Line
- LGBTQ Psychology Resources
- National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- Trans Lifeline
- The Trevor Project
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