Pride 2019

Pride in the Diversity of NIH

The National Institutes of Health celebrates June as Pride Month as we remain deeply committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our research and workplace.


An ally is a member of an advantaged social group who uses social power to take a stand against injustice directed at oppressed groups (e.g., Whites who speak out against racism, men who are anti-sexist, a gay person who advocates for more transgender, or bi- representation). An ally works to be an agent of social change rather than an agent of oppression. We can all learn more towards ending homophobia, as well as bi- and transphobia, and to support peers of different races, socio-economic status, geographic location, and all the amazing ways that we may differ.

We should indeed keep calm in the face of difference, and live our lives in a state of inclusion and wonder at the diversity of humanity. - George Takei

EDI Game Changer: Dr. Sharon L. Milgram

Sharon L. Milgram, Ph.D.

NIH Office of Intramural
Training and Education

In 2007 Dr. Milgram joined the National Institutes of Health (NIH) where she directs the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE), an office dedicated to providing career counseling and professional development opportunities for trainees in the NIH Intramural Research Program. Dr. Milgram lectures widely on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers and has a passion for working with trainees at all educational levels. From high school students to postdocs, Dr. Milgram strives to make the training experience meaningful, safe, and enjoyable for all trainees.

EDI Change Agents

EDI Change Agents are the outstanding individuals in our community who plant and nurture seeds of inclusion, shaping and cultivating our work environment. They take risks, envisioning a world filled with more possibility and less… They make Game Changing moments possible.

This year, EDI awards community members and allies who help to create safer spaces for sexual and gender minorities (SGM) at the NIH. These awardees lead by example and encourage others to demonstrate unconditional compassion, leadership, and understanding towards members of the SGM community.

2019 SGM Community &
Ally Leader Awards Program

Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 2:00-3:30 PM @ Natcher Conference Center, Balcony C

EDI Blogs

Telling Our Stories

Watch the complete series on YouTube!
Over 20 videos of your peers telling their stories.

Desmond Taylor-Douglas on Positivity & The Media

Amanda Bruce on Allyship

Tammy Massie on Supporting Each Other

Michelle Boyle on Transitioning

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is pleased to celebrate June as Pride Month as we remain deeply committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity in our research and workplace.