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LGBTQ+ Community OUTlist

At the University of Maryland School of Medicine, we are committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and respected, celebrating our unique identities including all dimensions of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Our OUTlist is a safe space for our current SOM faculty, staff, students, trainees, and alumni who identify as LGBTQ+ to connect with others who share this lived experience within the School of Medicine. It is intended to facilitate communication and community building, and is a reflection of our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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If you'd like to be a part of our vibrant LGBTQ+ OUTlist or email list, simply fill out this survey inquiry form:  

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Why Join?

Being part of the OUTlist offers a variety of benefits:

These names represent just a small sub-portion of the LGBTQ+ community but serve as a reminder that LGBTQ+ community deserves to thrive in open and safe environments.

We also recognize that an OUTlist has the potential to attract controversy around privacy concerns, misuse of information, and discrimination, however the University of Maryland School of Medicine community chooses to uphold its core values of Equity and Justice to support and build a strong LGBTQ+ community.

We, at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, aspire for this OUTlist to:

Increase Visibility: Help create a more visible LGBTQ+ presence within the School of Medicine, fostering a more inclusive environment for everyone.

Build Community: Connect with peers, mentors, and allies to build a strong support network.

Foster Mentorship: Link with LGBTQ+ faculty and staff who can offer guidance and support as you navigate your academic or professional journey.

Promote Networking Opportunities: Expand your network and connect with LGBTQ+ colleagues across the School of Medicine community.

Alternative Ways to Get Involved

If you choose not to join the OUTlist, there are other alternative ways to connect with our LGBTQ+ community.

  • Attend LGBTQ+ events and workshops as shared within the community.
  • Join our LGBTQ+ student group and listserve ‘UMSOM LGBTQ’ by emailing
  • Join our LGBTQ+ campus-wide group ‘STONEWALL PRIDE’ by contacting Ayamba Ayuk-Brown at for more information.
  • Learn more about allyship by visiting the UMB Safe Space Program.

UMB students, staff, and faculty can enroll in a free online Safe Space course and earn a digital badge and micro-credential. Safe Space Online brings UMB’s traditional LGBTQ+ Safe Space program to the virtual world, allowing participants to build their LGBTQ+ allyship skills, engage with a cohort of online peers, and learn about LGBTQ+ identities 

For additional inquiries about the LGBTQ+ OUTList or other programming initiatives within the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at the School of Medicine, contact:

Office of Equity Diversity and Inclusion

Pre-Register to Join LGBTQ+ OUTList & Email List