Husky Pride OutList
What is the Husky Pride OutList?
A published list of LGBTQ+ faculty, staff, and trainees who have voluntarily added their names for the purpose of:
- Advocacy through visibility further increasing access for UW Medicine patients, students, and colleagues to LGBTQ+ providers and educators/mentors in an effort to improve the lives and health of this diverse community
- Networking and community building
- Recruitment and retention of LGBTQ+ faculty, staff, and trainees to our diverse and vibrant work and scholastic environment
Why the need for an OutList?
- People who carry a sex and/or gender marginalized identity often feel isolated due to this being an “invisible” identity. An OutList enhances our LGBTQ+ visibility at UW Medicine to help remind those who are feeling alone that we’re here, we’re queer, and ready to support our UW QMED Community
- Representation is an invaluable asset to medicine and health systems. As research indicates, LGBTQ+ patients avoid or delay care because of prior experience with or fear of discrimination/stigma
- Normalizing the diversity of gender and sexuality in professional spaces (especially within healthcare) is key to changing behaviors of presumptive cis-/het- normativity, and reducing biases rooted in stereotypes that go unchallenged. to a lack of awareness of LGBTQ+ identities that surround them in their social, faith, collegial, and other circles
What impact can the Husky Pride OutList make?
- Every member of the Husky Pride OutList contributes to increasing queer visibility at UW Medicine for our staff, colleagues, students, visitors, and patients
- Reduce LGBTQ+ health disparities, especially in the intersections (QTBIPOC), by improving the community’s access to a diverse population of LGBTQ+ health professionals who deliver evidence based and inclusive care, free from stigma, stereotypes and discrimination
- Strengthens our commitment to health equity, diversity, and inclusion locally and across all of our WWAMI sites/partners
- An OutList could help close the care/knowledge gap that remains, due to the disparity of time and attention spent on LGBTQ+ health topics taught in medical and health service academic programs
- Develop and strengthen connections across disciplines, institutions, and regions for LGBTQ+ centered discussion, networking, and health innovations.
- Strengthen and in some cases repair, the trust between patients/providers so that our most vulnerable populations (veterans, immigrants, aging, QTBIPOC, etc.) feel they can be honest with their providers, free from fear or discrimination.
At-Risk and Underserved: LGBTQ Older Adults in Seattle/King County
- There is no time requirement for being included on the OutList. If you choose to participate in the QMED Mentorship Program, the time commitment is flexible, student-driven, and you can withdraw your name at any time
- You may remove your name from the list at any time
By adding your name to the Husky Pride OutList, you agree to
- Have your professional profile and photo (if available) displayed on the UW Husky Pride OutList public webpage. Phone numbers will not be published on the public webpage
- Publish your intersectional social identities on a public, UW-supported webpage on a voluntary basis and acknowledge that there is no compensation for enrolling in the UW Medicine Husky Pride OutList
Husky Pride OutList Details
- The OutList is managed by the UW School of Medicine Office of Healthcare Equity and QMED Leadership
- The personal information collected for inclusion in the OutList includes your name, pronouns, social identities, hospital/clinic location, and medical specialty. Your UW email address will only be posted with your consent
- LGBTQ+ includes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning. The plus sign “+” symbolizes all of the many, additional sexual and gender minority identities beyond just LGBTQ
- You can update your information at anytime, if needed. If you are a UW Medicine student, your information will be transferred to the Q-Alumni list after your date of graduation
- Participation is completely voluntary and you may withdraw your information at any time by sending an email
QMED Mentorship Program
- Participation in the QMED Mentorship Program is a completely voluntary opt-in extension of the OutList. It allows us to address the need for positive role models who have navigated the intricacies of being a member of the LGBTQ+ community while undergoing professional development in medicine and health sciences
- Personal phone numbers are kept secure and only shared when requested by a UW Medicine trainee and mentor’s permission is first obtained
- Serves as a resource for LGBTQ+ UW Medicine employees, trainees, or patients who contact you about specific inquiries or networking
Contact UW School of Medicine Office of Healthcare Equity with questions.