OneWorld’s Rainbow Connection is an employee-driven group that meets monthly to assure that OneWorld is a welcoming place for LGBTQIA+ patients, families and employees. Currently, the group is facilitating OneWorld’s participation in Pride Month activities during the month of June. Committee members will be present at the following events:
- 2019 Heartland Youth Pride: This event will take place at the Baxter Arena (2425 S 67th St.) on Friday, June 28 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. The tables at this information fair are geared toward people in the LGBTQIA+ community who are 13-20 years old. This event is free.
- 2019 Heartland Pride Parade: OneWorld’s Rainbow Connection group and other OneWorld staff members will walk in the 2019 Heartland Pride Parade in downtown Omaha at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 29.
- 2019 Heartland Pride: OneWorld representatives will staff an information table during Heartland Pride 2019 inside the Baxter Arena on Saturday, June 29 starting at 1 p.m. Tickets to access vendor exhibitions inside the arena are available in advance for $12 at the UNO ticketing website or for $18 at the door.
In addition to community outreach activities, OneWorld’s Rainbow Connection is also planning awareness activities for OneWorld staff during June for Pride Month.
OneWorld is proud to provide quality, affordable health care specially designed to fit the needs of people within the LGBTQIA+ community. Our goal in reaching out to this population during Heartland Pride is to let more people know that, no matter what a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity may be, they will be welcomed and treated with respect at all of our clinics.
To learn more about LGBTQIA+ health care at OneWorld, please visit www.OneWorldOmaha.org/lgbtq. For more information about OneWorld’s participation in Heartland Pride or about OneWorld’s Rainbow Connection committee, please email LGBTQCommittee@oneworldomaha.org.