AAVMC signs on to support the Gender Identity Bill of Rights

Susan Leigh, Director for Marketing and Communications

Phone: 202/371-9195 x171

Email: sleigh@aavmc.org

AAVMC signs on to support the Gender Identity Bill of Rights

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 12, 2023 —The American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) has signed on to the Gender Identity Bill of Rights (GIBOR) in support of the veterinary profession. GIBOR is an initiative of the Pride Veterinary Medical Community (PrideVMC). Diversity is a core value for the AAVMC and this action demonstrates support aligned with our guiding principles.

The mission of the PrideVMC is to create a better world for the LGBTQ+ veterinary community. The statement was created to provide guidance on how the veterinary profession should conduct itself regarding gender diversity. The statement is intended as a guiding principle for human rights within a broader context of treating every human being with decency and respect.

“I’m delighted that AAVMC has taken the important step of signing the Gender Identity Bill of Rights. Recognizing the fundamental rights to be who you are and to be free from discrimination and marginalization are essential if we are all to live up to the goal of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” says Dr. Lisa M. Greenhill, Chief Diversity Officer, and Senior Director for Institutional Research.