Month: June 2020

Two new articles in UConn Today re the LGBTQIA+ community

UConn Today has recently published two articles on pertinent topics within our community:

A Welcome Environment for Transgender Patients” features Britta Shute, a family medicine nurse practitioner who has also lectured for the Rainbow Center as a part of our Out to Lunch Lecture Series! In the article, Shute talks about the importance of gender affirming healthcare and touches on some of the avenues offered through UConn Health.

Many LGBTQ Teens Report Bullying that Extends Beyond Their Sexual and Gender Orientations” details a new study by researchers at the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut.

A Statement from the Rainbow Center

Today, June 1st, marks the beginning of Pride Month. The first pride was a riot led by black and brown trans women fighting back against police brutality. The Rainbow Center is writing to the UConn community to state how important it is to acknowledge that it is systemic racism, anti-blackness, white supremacy, and police brutality that led to the killings of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. It is vital that we not only acknowledge this reality but move forward with action.

The Rainbow Center would like to encourage everyone to attend the Virtual Town Hall being held by the African American Cultural Center on Thursday June 4, 2020.  The RC is currently compiling resources for folx who want to do more to combat racism.  We will be publishing a list of those resources shortly on our website.  If you have suggestions please email,