P.R.I.D.E. (Employee Resource Group)

Perspectives, Resources, Insights, and Direction by Employees

P.R.I.D.E. Resource Group




Mission Statement:

The mission of the P.R.I.D.E. Resource Group is to celebrate the vibrant community of LGBTQ employees at VUMC, and to provide them with the resources needed for growth and development. We champion VUMC’s Strategic Directions of "Making Diversity and Inclusion Intentional” by creating a more inclusive workplace through education, communication, and mentorship.

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Andy Peterson
Director, Pastoral Care & Volunteer Services

Anna Dumont - Assistant Director, Trial Management
Pepper Heifner - Associate Program Manager, Program for LGBTQ Health
Vinnie Lopes - Associate Program Manager, Center for Patient & Professional Advocacy


Upcoming Events:

Every Tuesday in June – Trivia Tuesday

Join the PRIDE ERG Teams chat and test your knowledge with LGBTQ+ trivia questions that will be posted throughout the day. If you are not a member of the PRIDE ERG chat on Microsoft Teams and would like join, please email pride.erg@vumc.org.

Every Thursday in June – Wear Your Pride

LGBTQ+ members and allies at VUMC are encouraged to wear to work an item of clothing that is the color from a Pride flag they identify with. Please note that clothing items for Wear Your Pride should adhere to VUMC dress code.

Saturday, June 18 – PRIDE ERG Social Gathering

The PRIDE ERG will meet for a brunch at 10:30am at the Lipstick Lounge in East Nashville. If you are interested in attending, please email pride.erg@vumc.org for more information.

Wednesday, June 22 – Pronoun Pride Day

LGBTQ+ members and allies at VUMC are encouraged to wear pronoun pins that state their pronouns. VUMC employees can pick up free pronoun pins at the Program for LGBTQ Health located in Light Hall. In addition, LGBTQ+ members and allies are encouraged to include their pronouns to their Zoom handle and work email signature.

Friday, June 24 – Share Your Pride

PRIDE ERG members are encouraged to share their story. There is no wrong way to share your story – whisper it to your pet, write it down or have a conversation with a colleague, etc. Find the way that is most comfortable for you and take time to celebrate you.

Saturday, June 25 – Nashville Pride Parade

If you are interested in marching in the parade with your fellow VUMC colleagues, please email pride.erg@vumc.org.

Recent Events:

PRIDE ERG May Meeting and Pride Month Planning: Tuesday 5/10, 1:00pm

SHARE Center presentation: Creating Equitable and Empowered Environments. Addressing workplace sexual harassment through Bystander Intervention: Tuesday 4/12, 2-2:45pm

Lesbian Visibility Day Panel Discussion: Tuesday 4/26

Monthly Meeting: Thursday 3/17, 12pm

Monthly Meeting: Thursday 2/17 12pm

Monthly Meeting: Friday 1/20 1-2pm

Event for Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR)

Friday 11/19, 12-1pm

History 101 Presentation

Friday 10/22, 12:30pm

Kahoot LGBTQ Trivia

Monday 10/25, 12:10-1:15pm

Movie night on National Coming Out Day

Monday 10/11, 6:30pm 

Monthly ERG Meeting

Wednesday 9/28, 9:00am-9:45pm