Alliance Meetings

Note: All meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month, unless otherwise indicated.


Next Meeting:

Please join us for our monthly meeting on October 2nd, 5:15 - 6 pm.

West Pavilion Conference Center, Room G (2nd floor), 615 18th St S, Birmingham, AL 35233

Please CONTACT us to be included in our email list for the most updated information.

Welcome to The Alliance for LGBTQ Equality at UAB

Where we are making our voices known.
Wouldn't you like to join in at our next meeting?


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 Shcolarship Reception

 August 31, 2018

The UAB Alliance for LGBTQ Equality at UAB will be hosting the 2018 Scholarship Reception on October 23, 2018, 4:00-5:00 pm, at AB (UAB Administration Building) Penthouse Conference Room. Please join us to celebrate the accomplishments of this year's recipient.

UAB Again Recognized as an LGBTQ-Friendly Hospital

 October 18, 2017

HRC recognition 2017


For the second consecutive year, UAB Hospital has been recognized by the Human Rights Campaign’s Healthcare Equality Index as being a national leader in policies and practices that are friendly to LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer and/or questioning) patients, visitors, and employees. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is the educational arm of the country’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization.

A record 590 medical centers actively participated in the latest Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), which marked the 10th year for the annual survey that promotes and encourages inclusive care for LGBTQ people in health care facilities across the United States. UAB was one of 303 – and the only one in Alabama – out of the 590 respondents to achieve the status of a “2017 Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.” UAB Hospital also earned this distinction in 2016.

“UAB Hospital is dedicated to patient- and family-centered care, and we aim to provide this care in a culturally competent manner to meet the needs of our diverse population,” says Deborah Grimes, RN, JD, UAB Medicine’s first-ever diversity officer and head of the UAB Health System Office of Diversity. “The recognition by HRC is an important step in that journey. Ensuring that we meet the requirements of the HEI will help us provide an even greater level of individualized care, and it also aligns with our mission of providing equitable and inclusive health care to all patients.”

According to the HEI report, UAB Hospital earned top marks in meeting nondiscrimination and training criteria that demonstrate its commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBTQ patients and their families, who can face significant challenges in securing the quality health care and respect they deserve. The survey found that many hospitals do not have LGBTQ-inclusive patient and employment non-discrimination policies.

Copyrighted by and published with permission of UAB Medicine.


Alliance Social

September 18, 2018

Come and watch a newly discovered documentary about the very first Pride March in Alabama from 1989 and get to know the invisible Histories Project.

Sunday, Sept. 30th, 2018.
Doors open at 4pm.

Al's on 7th,
2627  7th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233

19+ welcome to attend.


HEI Celebration

May 24, 3018

UAB Medicine invites you to join us as we celebrate our 3rd consecutive year as a Leader in LGBTQ Healtcare Equality!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 4:00-5:00 pm.

North Pavilion Atrium, 1st floor
615 18th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35233.

Closest parking is in 4th Avenue Parking Deck (located at 4th Avenue South and 18th Street South).
Refreshments will be served.

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Social Gathering

May 15, 2018

Our May 10th Social Gathering was a success. Blaze Pizza (707 Richard Arrington Junior Boulevard South, Birmingham, AL 35233) donated 20% of proceedings to Magic City Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.


May 2018 Dinner Compressed


State & Union: Lesbian Families in the Deep South

May 13, 2014

State & Union: Lesbian Families in the Deep SouthState & Union: Lesbian Families in the Deep SouthUAB 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.

View the trailer and learn how you can help.