Ally-Gator (Dental Gay-Straight Alliance)

Ally-Gator Dental Gay-Straight Alliance

First Gay-Straight Alliance at UFCD

Ally-Gators is motivated to create a supportive and cooperative environment for students, faculty, and staff both within the college and beyond. Our main goal is to provide support and promote equality for the LGBTQ+ community and its allies.

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Mission

We strive to create an inclusive space to connect LGBTQ+ students with their peers and to educate our community on issues specific to the LGBTQ+ population.

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Purpose

Ally-Gators is the first Gay-Straight Alliance at any dental school in the state of Florida. We will lead the way in promoting LGBTQ+ related medical and dental education along with public health and mental health awareness outlets. We encourage kindness and foster a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone.

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About Us

In 2017, students and faculty worked together to found Ally-Gator, the first gay-straight alliance at any dental school in Florida. We are advocates for LGBTQ+ related medical and dental education and provide outlets for public and mental health awareness.

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What We Can Do For You

Members and non-members of the LGBTQ+ community are welcome to join and participate in any capacity. Membership is available for all students, faculty, and staff interested in supporting the organization. Members will gain a greater understanding of the LGBTQ+ community, both epidemiologically and personally. Guest speakers will be invited to share their professional and personal experiences as they relate to the field of dentistry.

President

Hunter Fromm

Internal vice president

Zachary Youngblood

External Vice president

Rafael Suarez

treasurer

Laura Londono

Internal Secretary

Summer Brooke Young

external secretary

Dhara Patel