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

Upcoming Events:

Las Vegas PRIDE 2021
Date: Friday, October 8th, 2021
Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Parade Main Stage is located at the intersection of 4th Street & Bridger Avenue in Downtown Las Vegas

NPA has a float and attendance is FREE! Hope to see you all there. If you plan to walk with us, RSVP TO DR. GREY

We also have a table for the Festival this year!
Festival Info
Date: Saturday, October 9th, 2021
Time: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: Craig Ranch Regional Park, 628 W. Craig Rd, North Las Vegas NV 89032

Click to buy festival tickets!!

Please use the doodle link below if you would like to help with tabling. We will have hand sanitizer and rainbow face masks (limited supply). 
https://doodle.com/poll/7zfvgfnusrq9dkgq?utm_source=poll&utm_medium=link


SEPTEMBER 2021

CURED award-winning new documentary
Virtual screening: September 22nd - 28th, 2021
Live, virtual Q&A: Monday, September 27th, 2021 at 3pm PT/5pm CT

The Wisconsin Psychological Association and the Nevada Psychological Association are excited to announce a private virtual screening of the award-winning new documentary CURED, which highlights a pivotal but little-known moment in LGBTQ history when activists rose up to challenge a formidable institution — and won! 

Described as “fascinating” (Hollywood Reporter), “riveting” (The Queer Review) and “one of the best documentaries of this or any year” (British Film Institute) — and the winner of Audience Favorite awards at Frameline and NewFest — CURED takes viewers inside the battle that led the American Psychiatric Association to remove homosexuality from its manual of mental illnesses in 1973. The film spotlights a diverse group of activists who achieved this epic victory in the movement for LGBTQ equality. Watch the trailer for CURED. While CURED highlights a little-known story from the past, its lessons are profoundly relevant today. Ultimately, the documentary celebrates the path breaking contributions of LGBTQ pioneers while demonstrating that even in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles, social change is possible.

The Wisconsin Psychological Association and the Nevada Psychological Association are proud to partner with the producers of CURED to offer this invitation-only preview event to our members and supporters. We hope you’ll join us to watch and discuss this inspiring new film!

We’ll provide more details about this virtual screening event soon, including a link to register.


 

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 

 


 

OF INTEREST:

Diversity Award

Started in 2012, the Diversity Award is given every year by APA to a group psychologist who has made outstanding contributions that promote understanding and respect for diversity in group psychology practice, research, service or mentoring. Click here for more details.