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Dr. Ray Watts Presents Scholarship Award to Asia Sullivan

August 20, 2014
Asia Sullivan and Ray WattsAsia Sullivan receives her scholarship award from President Ray Watts

Dr. Ray L. Watts, President of UAB, presented the 2014 Scholarship Award to Asia Jasmine Lee Sullivan, this year's recipient, at our annual Scholarship Reception. Asia participates in UAB’s Honors Program and Global Scholars Program and is working on her bachelor’s degree in Public Health. Asia grew up in a small town in southern Alabama, where she was afraid to “come out” as a lesbian. Things have changed dramatically for Asia since coming to UAB. At UAB she found a community and with that she found her voice, becoming a visible and active advocate for equality.

At UAB, she has

  • • Served as an Executive Board Member of the Gay Straight Student Alliance (GSSA) at UAB;
  • • organized an on-campus “No H8” photo shoot in which proceeds benefitted the No H8 campaign;
  • • served on the AIDS Alabama Youth Leadership Council;
  • • currently volunteers at UAB’s 1917 Clinic;
  • • served as an active member of the Alabama Alliance for Healthy Youth, where she advocated for HB 496, a bill that would change the requirement for sex education teachers in Alabama to teach students that being gay is a criminal offense.

Perhaps most impressively, Asia served as Goin’ Green Orientation Leader Coordinator at UAB. In this capacity she prepared and presented a professional development information session at the Southern Regional Orientation Workshop (SROW) entitled “Diversity at Orientation: Creating an LGBTQ Inclusive Environment” to over 50 collegiate orientation leaders from across the southeastern United States.

The Alliance for LGBTQ Equality at UAB is pleased to award our scholarship to such an outstanding young woman.

State & Union: Lesbian Families in the Deep South

May 13, 2014

UAB employees, present and former, have participated in producing a feature length documentary following the lives of several lesbian families in Alabama, telling their stories of pain, perseverance, strength and humor.

State and Union DocumentaryState & Union: Lesbian Families in the Deep South

View the trailer and learn how you can help.

What is The Alliance?

The Alliance is an employee-resource group of The University of Alabama at Birmingham, the UAB Health System (UABHS), the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation (UAHSF), and the Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital. It exists to provide advocacy, support, and networking for faculty and staff members of UAB's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Allies (LGBTQA) community. Membership is open to all. . . more

Alliance Membership Meetings

Note: All meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month, Noon-1:00 PM, unless otherwise indicated.
For further information, please contact us at alliance@uab.edu.
Thursday, November 13th, Noon-1:00 PM
808 South Bistro in the DoubleTree Hotel, on the SW corner of University Blvd. and 20th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35294
All UAB Employees and Retirees are welcome.
If you don't see us, please ask for the Alliance at the front desk.
Free parking is available to restaurant patrons in the DoubleTree's parking deck next to the hotel on 20th Street.