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
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Time Commitment

  • 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
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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.