Happy pride month everyone – wait is that now?

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PRIDE is about feeling good about yourself, feeling good about your community, standing up for what is right, and celebrating the joy surrounding PRIDE.  In particular PRIDE month refers to the LGBTQA community.

But when are all the celebrations in Austin?  Well, that’s complicated.  There are three time periods to pay attention to.

1. PRIDE month is recognized in June for most parts of the world.  This month was chosen to commemorate Stonewall, an historic event that occurred on June 28th, 1969.  At Stonewall, New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay nightclub, and hauled away patrons and workers.  During this time period being homosexual was illegal as was dressing as another gender, holding hands, or kissing and dancing with a same sex partner. It was also illegal to serve alcohol to gays and lesbians. However, the laws were starting to change.  In the midst of this change, and on that early morning in June, the bar patrons of the Stonewall Inn and neighboring community responded to the police raid with riots that lasted 6 days.  This event is known as the Stonewall Riots or Stonewall Uprising and prompted the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world. But …… Austin doesn’t hold the PRIDE celebration in June????

2. What about October?  Gay and Lesbian History Month is in October and national coming out day is on Oct 11th.  But that is not PRIDE month for Austin.

3. PRIDE in Austin, is celebrated in August.  During this month, there are parades, parties, festivities and celebrations across town.  The community vows to have 2021 continue the tradition even if according to new Covid standards.   Please visit austinpride.org for more info.

Please join us in celebrating the diversity of the human race.  Please be welcoming to those who walk a different walk than yours, and please help those in need.

Who exactly is in need?

Well, there are some medically significant needs of the Queer community.  According to the National Institute of Health, the LGBT youth are at higher risk for substance use, sexually transmitted infections, cancers, cardiovascular disease, obesity, bullying, isolation, rejection, anxiety, depression and suicide as compared to the general population.  

Health Care Disparities Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and …

In celebration of the PRIDE month of June, and later in August, please consider donating to: Austin Out Youth: https://www.outyouth.org OR The Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce https://austinlgbtchamber.com. Your donation would go towards services for those in need.

Happy PRIDE month; time to be proud of who you are!

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    Dr. Pyron is board certified in both family medicine and sports medicine. She obtained her medical degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, completed a residency program in Family Medicine at Southern Colorado Family Medicine, and pursued a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Michigan State University, Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies. After becoming board certified in both family medicine and sports medicine, she started her career as a team physician for Penn State University. She then returned to her home state of Texas and worked as a Sports Medicine Specialist and Team Physician for the University of Texas at Austin.


    Dr Pyron is currently the founder and president of Medicine in Motion. She is an active member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the American College of Sports Medicine. She maintains a relationship with the University of Texas by teaching classes for the Athletic Training students and by providing the Medical Director role for the Exercise In Aging Research Laboratory headed by Dr. Hiro Tanaka at the University of Texas. In 2012, Dr. Pyron also became certified in Musculoskeletal Sonography allowing her to provide diagnostic and procedural ultrasound exams in her office at the time of a patient visit!


    Dr. Pyron has lived and worked in Austin since 2003 and has developed extensive connections with specialized orthopedic surgeons, chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, athletic trainers, strength trainers, and other healthcare professionals who provide excellent service. She enjoys working together as a team with a variety of healthcare professionals to provide customized and optimal care for her patients.


    Although Dr. Pyron also has training and is board certified as a family physician, she prefers to limit her practice to sports medicine. This means that she wants you to maintain your relationship with your family doctor, but see her for sports injuries, training questions, or illnesses which affect your activity level. Please let her know how she may best help you!


    In her off time, Dr. Pyron enjoys a variety of outdoor and sports activities including soccer, softball, running, biking, mountain biking, strength training, yoga, swimming, and sailing.