UC Davis Health employees celebrating PRIDE month on the steps of the capitol.

June is PRIDE Month

How much do you know about PRIDE month?

Pride Month traces its roots back to the 1969 Stonewall riots, which started on June 28, 1969. The first Pride marches started the following year, on June 28, 1970, to commemorate the multiday riots, and these one-day celebrations eventually evolved into a full month of LGBTQ pride. (LGBTQ Pride Month: Everything you should know about its history (nbcnews.com))

While it is important to understand the history behind PRIDE month, it is just as important to know how to be an advocate/ally.  Did you know:

  • LGBT victims of violent hate crimes are about five times more likely to feel angry, violated, and unsafe, and four times more likely to feel anxious, sad, or depressed, as a result of the victimization.
  • LGBT victims of violent hate crimes are six times more likely to have high blood pressure, five times more likely to have headaches, and three times more likely to have trouble sleeping as a result of the victimization.
  • Fewer than four out of ten LGBT violent hate crime victims sought professional help for their emotional (39%) or physical (35%) problems related to the victimization.

In support of anyone who may be experiencing mental health challenges, we do offer Mental Health First Aid once per month virtually.  Here is a link to register for upcoming sessions: (Click Here) We also have the ASAP program as well as counselors on the WPVP team who are available to assist you. 

Additionally, here are some tips for celebrating safely: 

  • If you feel unsafe, trust your instincts and act accordingly or leave! 
  • If you see someone being hassled - help them or call for help. 
  • At UC Davis Health, we offer Verbal De-Escalation skills in our Nonviolent Crisis Intervention classes (Click Here).

    (Link to More Safety Tips)

UC Davis LGBTQ resources: Click Here

ASAP: hr.ucdavis.edu/departments/asap

Counselor drop-ins: https://ucdavis.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_byI2jDrEAPyQzMa?Q_CHL=qr

Support U Peer Responder Program: clinicalwellbeing@ucdavis.edu

Our website: hr.ucdavis.edu/prevent-workplace-violence 


Workplace Violence Prevention Program

Contact the Workplace Violence Prevention Unit: