LGBT & Allies BRG

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We represent the LGBTA community and their allies for UT Southwestern Medical Center. We gather to learn, to celebrate, and to encourage one another.

Our Impact

  • Annual Pride Celebration
  • Walking in Dallas Pride Parade
  • Recognized as a ‘Top Performer’ on the Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index

Our Leadership

David Weigle

David Weigle
Executive Sponsor

Elizabeth Paulk

Elizabeth Paulk

Timothy Blackburn

Timothy Blackburn

Our Committee Leads

Charlondra Thompson

Richard Preble
Darrel Loveless

Membership Chair
Emily Spotts

Professional Development
Brett Cooper
Kim Marchand



Featured LGBTA-BRG News

'UTSW Pride Month celebration event filled with history and hope'

UTSW Pride Month Celebration Event

On the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, which sparked the beginning of the modern fight for LGBT rights, UT Southwestern hosted its first Pride Month celebration on South Campus. The event, held in the D1.602 Lecture Hall, featured an inspirational song, a brief history of the LGBT rights movement, and an illuminating overview of the hurdles and strides in LGBT patient care. 

LGBT Pride Month celebration: Pride on display

UTSW Pride on Display

On June 27, UT Southwestern hosted its first Pride Month celebration on South Campus. The event drew hundreds of people from across the UT Southwestern community. Whether you missed the event, or were there showing pride, click through the gallery below for some snapshots from the day.

Business Resource Group spotlight: LGBT & Allies paint campus with pride

Center Times Spotlight on LGBT & Allies BRG

UT Southwestern serves a very diverse population throughout North Texas, and the institution aims to attract a campus community that reflects that diversity. In his President’s Message on Diversity, President Dr. Daniel K. Podolsky said: “I believe that promoting diversity is a moral imperative for our institution. In addition to being the right thing to do, it is a catalyst for innovation in fulfilling our mission, and it is essential for achieving UT Southwestern’s full potential as a leading academic medical center."

Dr. Laura Kuper's focus on LGBTA Research

Dr. Laura Kuper's focus on LGBT Research

Dr. Laura Kuper is an Assistant Professor in the Psychiatry department at UT Southwestern whose research focuses on the 'Transition of Care for Transgender Youth.' Click the link above to learn more about her work. 


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