Every year during June, Pride Month is celebrated. It commemorates the Stonewall Riots of 1969, which were a response to the raid of Stonewall Inn on June 28th of that year. The harassment of patrons and employees resulted in many protests, but more importantly, it was in many ways a catalyst for the advancement of gay rights.
During Pride Month there are events all around the world that support the LGBTQ community. The Alumni Association would like to provide support for our smaller SUNY Downstate community. In conjunction with the Downstate STAR program, the Association would like to offer LGBTQ medical students the opportunity to be mentored by alumni who identify as LGBTQ as well. If you are interested in becoming a mentor email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We respect your privacy, if you would like to remain anonymous/confidential, please let us know in the email.
The Special Treatment and Research (STAR) Program is the umbrella organizational structure for an integrated HIV clinical, mental health, psychosocial, educational and research program at SUNY-DMC within the Department of Medicine (Infectious Disease Division) (www.starprogram.nyc). Jack A. DeHovitz, MD, MPH, Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine, serves as director of the STAR Program. The mission of the STAR Program is to provide and enhance quality healthcare locally and globally through the integration of treatment, prevention, research, and education.