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Taking Care of Ourselves & Each Other

Health & Well-Being

Ric Weiland and partner, Mike Schaefer.

About Ric Weiland

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Richard "Ric" Weiland (class of '76), was a pioneering advocate for queer rights and Microsoft founder who entrusted Stanford University with funds to support queer health. Some of these funds helped create the Weiland Health Initiative, a collective of queer clinicians providing queer-centered clinical services, advocacy, and education to the Stanford community and beyond. As members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community, the Weiland Initiative aims to continue to honor his legacy.

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A meeting of the Lakeside Programming Group, with Paul Allen, Ric Weiland and Bill Gates. (Lakeside School Photo)

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