The LGBTQ* UK Alumni Group kicked off #PrideWeek on Monday evening with a mixer and forum at the Hilary J. Boone Center on Monday.
Dr. Keisa Fallin-Bennett (https://ukhealthcare.uky.edu/physicians/keisa-fallin-bennett), an associate professor in the UK HealthCare Department of Family and Community Medicine and director of the UK Transform Health Clinic was honored with this year’s Outstanding LGBTQ* Alumni Award for her work and dedication to LGBTQ* health, particularly her efforts with Transform Health initiative and its LGBTQ* clinic at UK. The award is selected and presented annually by the PrideCats LGBTQ* UK Alumni Group.
The event, which drew around 50 people, consisted of a mixer with students and alumni. Last year’s Outstanding LGBTQ* Alumni Award winners, Greg Bourke and Michael DeLeon, gave a keynote address about their experience as plaintiffs in the United States Supreme Court case that resulted in nationwide Marriage Equality.
The PrideCats’ Social and Mixer was part of a series of events being hosted across campus and throughout Lexington as part of UK’s Pride Week celebrations. Details about other UK Pride Week events can be found at https://www.uky.edu/lgbtq/calendar-events
The LGBTQ* UK Alumni Group, also known as PrideCats, was founded in 2016 to promote fellowship among alumni of the University of Kentucky who identify as part of an LGBTQ* community as well as alumni who identify as friends of LGBTQ* communities. This group operates in close connection with the UK Office of LGBTQ* Resources and seeks to bring members together through communication, meetings, gatherings, and reunions.
Anyone interested in being added to the distribution list to stay up to date on the latest news and events from PrideCats should visit www.ukalumni.net/lgbtqform.
For additional information on the UK LGBTQ* Alumni Group, including the group’s bylaws and links to their social media pages, please visit www.ukalumni.net/lgbtq.
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