Pride Parade

Since 2021, Stanford's Department of Surgery has hosted an annual Pride Parade on the Stanford University campus during the month of June. The transition started during the pandemic after San Francisco's parade was cancelled for the second year in a row. In 2022—although the SF parade returned—Stanford Surgery decided to continue hosting its on-campus event. 

"Hosting the event on the Stanford University and Stanford Med campuses shows our community that we support LGBTQ+ rights," said Event Organizer and Stanford Surgery Staff Member Rachel Baker. "Having the event during the work week also allows staff and students, who may not have the resources to join the parade in the city on the weekend, the opportunity to participate." 

Now in its fourth year, the parade is sponsored by the Departments of Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Pediatrics. the 2024 parade is also supported by the Office of Campus Engagement through a Campus Engagement Mini-Grant.

2024 Pride Parade

The 2024 Stanford Med on campus PRIDE parade will take place on Wednesday, June 5! 

11:00 Poster Making at LKSC. All are welcome!
12:00 Parade begins.
12:45 Return to LKSC for brief remarks from parade Grand Marshals Dr. Leslee Subak and Bláz Bush

Meet the 2024 Grand Marshals!

Bláz Bush
Executive Director, LGBTQ+ Health Program

With over a decade of LGBTQ+ affirming healthcare experience from care coordination and program development to education and training, Bláz Bush joined Stanford Medicine as the inaugural Executive Director of the LGBTQ+ Health Program in 2022. Bláz expertly leads strategic growth for the program across the Stanford Medicine Enterprise, represents the program and initiatives to internal and external stakeholders, unifies the multidisciplinary efforts for LGBTQ+ health, develops equitable best practice curriculum and trainings, and facilitates restorative circles for students, faculty, and staff.

Leslee Suback
Chair of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Founding Director of the Stanford LGBTQ+ Health Program

Dr. Leslee Subak is Professor and Chair of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Stanford and Founding Director of the Stanford LGBTQ+ Health Program. She is a physician-scientist with synergistic clinical and research interests in lower urinary tract function in women, with methodological expertise in epidemiology, cost-effectiveness, and clinical trials of interventions to improve urologic and sexual health outcomes. Her group develops and investigates novel interventions for incontinence such as weight loss, yoga, slow-paced respiration, and mobile health applications. She leads education and career development programs to nurture development of independent clinician-investigators and leaders in women’s and LGBTQ+ health with a focus on women, sexual and gender minority, and underrepresented minority mentees. She is committed to increasing opportunities for women and underrepresented minorities, including people of color and sexual and gender minorities (LGBTQ+).

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