1What: National LGBTQ Health Conference Bridging Research & Practice

    Where: Atlanta, GA - Emory University

    When: Friday May 31 - June 1, 2019

    Deadline: February 15, 2019

    Notes: More information is in the flyer (check email or the "Current Events" section under this page. Please email if you did not receive an email and would like to.

    There will be scholarships available to help with travel and lodging expenses.

2What: The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association's conference

    When: September 11-14, 2019

    Notes: Registration may not be up yet, but please check the link to verify periodically if you're interested!

3) We are currently selling rainbow caduceus pins for $5 to raise money for Tiger Pride. If you are interested in purchasing a pin, please email

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Safe Zone trained LSUHSC faculty

Raquel Baroni De Carvalho

Sarah Beck

Kari Brisolara

Jennifer Cameron

Kathryn Carzoli

John Cork

Judy Crabtree

Robin English

Marilyn Eyer

Julio Figueroa

Tina Gunaldo

Lisa Harrison-Bernard

Catherine Hebert

Andrew Hollenbach

Jennifer Hughes

Cathy Lazarus

Angela McLean

Noelle Moreau

Alma Nixon

Ryan Pasternak

Randolph Roig

Emilio Russo

Bradley Spieler

Stanley Talley

Xiaolin Tian

Rachel Wellons


Tiger Pride


LSU Health Sciences Center LGBTQ+ Organization


Our mission:

Tiger Pride provides a safe space for all members of LSUHSC and promotes the visibility of LGBTQ students, faculty, and staff on campus. As future and current healthcare professionals in Louisiana, we strive to educate the community about issues specific to LGBTQ patients in order to eliminate health disparities and promote health equity for all.


Current News:



Can I join Tiger Pride if I'm not training to be a health care provider?

Yes. Tiger Pride is an interprofessional group. As such, we welcome members from all six schools of LSU Health Sciences Center.


How do I join Tiger Pride?

Check the sidebar to subscribe to our listserv. If you'd like more information before signing up, feel free to contact one of our officers or school representatives. In order to protect the privacy of our members, we use "blind carbon copy" for email correspondence. This means that you can't see the other recipients of the email and they can't see you.


How often does Tiger Pride meet?

Tiger Pride typically meets 2-3 times per year. Check our sidebar for the next meeting date, time, and location.


Need a guide for finding LGBTQ scholarships or a guide for navigating college as an LGBTQ student? Check out these guides:




What is Safe Zone training?

SafeZone Training was created to develop, enhance and maintain environments in workplaces, schools and other social settings that are culturally competent and supportive to LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning) individuals, as well as straight, cisgender people who care about diversity, equality and inclusion. The SafeZone programs aim to increase the awareness, knowledge, and skills for individuals and address the challenges that exist when one wants to advocate for their LGBTQ peers, family members, friends,    co-workers and for themselves. 

Safe Zone training is available to LSUHSC faculty, staff, and students. For more information, contact Dr. Gregory Casey at

To read more about Safe Zone training, please visit


Are there any faculty on the LSUHSC campus that are Safe Zone trained?

To date, 27 participants have undergone Safe Zone training. They can be identified by the Safe Zone sticker (shown below) attached to their office nameplate. In addition, a list of all Safe Zone participants and their contact information can be found on the sidebar to the right.



Tiger Pride officers


Ayesha Umrigar

Mirandy Li


Student Representatives

School of Medicine: 
Mirandy Li

School of Nursing :
Margaret Wilmes

School of Allied Health:
Penny Metzger

School of Public Health:
Mirandy Li

School of Dentistry:
This position is currently open!

School of Graduate Studies:
Ayesha Umrigar

Faculty Sponsors

Andrew Hollenbach, Ph.D.

Randolph L. Roig, M.D.