More Than a Safe Space
If you self-identify as LGBTQ+ and are interested in research experience in a laboratory environment with an out, open, & proud gay faculty member, then you are highly encouraged to contact lab Director Dr. Masapollo (firstname.lastname@example.org). He celebrates the LGBTQ&A community and is passionate about training and mentoring students with marginalized sexualities and gender identities in the cognitive and linguistic sciences.
As part of Pride month, Dr. Masapollo recently shot a video with the UF multimedia office highlighting his research program and how the University can create and maintain supportive academic environments for self-identified LGBTQ&A students (see YouTube link below). Back when he was an undergrad, Dr. Masapollo wanted to see more individuals with a similar identity as his captured and represented in the academic and scientific arenas. We hope that it will help UF students struggling to “come out” live happy, authentic, and liberated lives.
Pride Teach-Out: In the fall of 2019, the University of Michigan’s Spectrum Center and the Office for Academic Innovation created the Pride Teach-Out. This free 5-hour mini-course delves into the complexities of Pride as an event and as a feeling for individuals within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community, also referred to as LGBTQ. The production team interviewed several individuals who self-identify within the LGBTQ community in order to provide you with direct narratives and experiences. You can access the course here.
UF LGBTQ+ On-campus Organizations
UF LGBTQ+ Healthcare Resources
UF Pride Student Union
Gender Affirming Healthcare: The Speech Language Pathologist’s Role by Kristen Lewandowski