Our Authentic Selves: UCSF Community Reflects on LGBT Progress and Identity

By Nicoletta Lanese

In celebration of Pride Month, we are highlighting members of the UC San Francisco community who represent the LGBTQIA+ spectrum. Staff, faculty and students shared stories of overcoming prejudice, advocating for visibility, fostering inclusivity, and living their authentic selves at work each day. 

What advice would they give their younger selves? How has their identity influenced their work? What can we all do better? Here are their stories, in their own words.