Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Chair:  STEPHEN GREY, PH.D.

Dr. Stephen Grey is an early career postdoctoral clinician from the University of North Dakota. His clinical interests include multicultural psychology, supervision, training, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Meetings

JUNE 2021 PRIDE Month
"Today is 6/1, the official start to #PrideMonth. But right now we are reminded that the 1st #Pride wasn't a party or celebration, it was a RIOT led by Queer POC."
-@NCLRights (National Center for Lesbian Rights) tweet from June 1, 2020

Brief history:
This statement is reflective of the views that many continue to express. To better understand and provide support, it is often helpful to understand history. The Stonewall Riots, which the quote is referring to, started in New York City on June 28, 1969. They occurred after the NYC police raided a gay club, called the Stonewall Inn. During this time, LGBT individuals could be served alcohol but were not allowed to hold hands, kiss, or dance with someone of the same sex. As a result, they would attend gay bars/clubs to avoid harassment, as much as possible. The resulting protests lasted six days and sparked the gay rights movement. The increased awareness following the riots led to the creation of the first group to publicly advocate for equal gay rights, the Gay Liberation Front. Additionally, the first Pride Parade occurred one year later, on June 28, 1970. Today Pride Parades occur all over the world. On June 24, 2016, Former President Barack Obama declared the area where the riots broke out as the first national monument celebrating gay history. There is still a lot of progress to make regarding LGBTQIA+ rights. Locally, advocates are pushing for Governor Sisolak to sign SB 194, making Nevada the 6th state to include LGBTQIA+ people in Civics Education.

National resource:

The Trevor Project
"Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25."

Local resources:

The LGBTQIA+  Center of Southern Nevada
401 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89101

The Henderson Equality Center
1490 W Sunset Rd. 
Henderson, NV 89014 

Upcoming Event:

Henderson Pride Fest - Henderson Equality Center Grand Re-Opening Pride Festival is this Sunday, June 6, from 1-6 pm.

Happy Pride Month!!
I encourage fellow allies to continue to learn, listen, and support LGBTQIA+ clients, colleagues, and the community.
Best,
Steve
Stephen Grey, Ph.D.
Pronouns: He/Him/His
NPA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Chair

 

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