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Celebrating Pride Month!

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🌈 Happy Pride Month! 🌈

Emergency One proudly celebrates Pride Month from June 1st to June 30th, honoring our LGBTQIA+ community members, including our family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, and patients. This observance stems from the Stonewall Riots of June 1969, led by Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, and Stormé DeLarverie, marking the beginning of the modern LGBTQIA+ rights movement.

Initially, Pride was a protest for gay liberation, but it has evolved into a month-long celebration against oppression. Federally recognized as “Gay and Lesbian Pride Month” by President Clinton in 1999 and renamed “LGBT Pride Month” by President Obama in 2011, it now encompasses a broader spectrum of identities.

This Pride Month, we highlight Dr. Alan Hart, a pioneering transgender man in medicine. Born in 1890, Hart became the first documented transgender male to undergo gender-affirming surgery in the U.S. in 1917. Despite challenges, he made significant contributions to radiology, particularly in tuberculosis detection and treatment, saving countless lives.

Let Dr. Alan L. Hart inspire us to show compassion in healthcare and celebrate inclusivity. Thank you for fostering an environment where everyone is respected and celebrated.

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