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NIH Record - 75th Anniversary - National Institutes of Health

Pride Month Events Planned for June

NIH will celebrate June as Pride Month with an awards program for SGM community members and a speaker on June 20.

Sexual and gender minority (SGM) is an umbrella term that encompasses lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender populations as well as those whose sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions or reproductive development varies from traditional, societal, cultural or physiological norms. This includes disorders or differences of sex development (DSD), sometimes known as intersex.

Award nominations are sought for individuals who help advance SGM research or help make NIH a more welcoming environment for individuals in SGM communities. The award is open to all NIH employees and fellows. 

Nominations should be made by Friday, May 17 to Include the nominee’s name, title and email address, say how the nominee addresses issues in the SGM community and specify whether the nominee is a member of the SGM community.

Awardees, who must be NIH employees, will be honored during the first annual EDI Sexual & Gender Minority Community and Ally Leader Awards ceremony at the event “PRIDE in the Diversity of NIH” on June 20 at Natcher Conference Center, balcony C from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Dr. Sharon Milgram, director of NIH’s Office of Intramural Training & Education.

For all inquiries, contact Bali White at (301) 594-0155 or

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