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Summary: GLMA submitted letters to the California Senate Committee on Health, California Senate Standing Committee on Judiciary, and all California State Senators in support of Senate Concurrent Resolution 110, a resolution calling for an end to nonconsensual, medically unnecessary surgeries on children born with differences in sex development (DSD). Learn more about the letter, and what you can do to support SCR 110.

Summary: GLMA has become a program champion of the All of Us Research Program, a new undertaking of the National Institutes of Health that seeks to speed up health research breakthroughs and advance precision medicine for Americans of all backgrounds. The goal of the program is to recruit over one million study partners who will share information about their health and lifestyle over time. GLMA stands with All of Us and hopes to work with the program to spread the word to the LGBTQ community to ensure our community is well represented!

Summary: On March 21, 2018, the Sunlight Foundation’s Web Integrity Project released two reports revealing how lesbian and bisexual health content has been removed from WomensHealth.gov, a website maintained by the HHS’s Office on Women’s Health. Among content removed was a webpage dedicated to answering questions specific to lesbian and bisexual health and a similar lesbian and bisexual health fact sheet. GLMA President Gal Mayer, MD, MS issued a statement in response.

Summary: HHS has proposed a new regulation that would grant healthcare providers and institutions a license to discriminate against LGBTQ patients on the basis of religious and moral objections. HHS is currently accepting public comments on the proposed rule until March 27th, and needs to hear from GLMA’s expert health professionals today to ensure LGBTQ people are ensured access to clinically and culturally competent care! Feel free to use GLMA's template to draft and submit your comments to HHS today!

Summary: On January 18, 2018, GLMA issued a statement opposing the HHS creation of a Division of Conscience and Religious Freedom, whose stated goal is to “protect” healthcare providers who object to performing medical procedures based on religious or moral grounds, amounting to a license to discriminate against LGBTQ patients. Read the full statement and learn how you can aid GLMA's advocacy efforts!

Summary: On December 16, 2017 Washington Post broke a story revealing officials at the CDC were given a list of prohibited words by the current administration, including "transgender." GLMA issued a statement condemning this ban, and called on CDC Director Barbara Fitzgerald, MD, to issue a statement that emphatically supports the inclusion of transgender people in the communities that are served under the mission of the CDC.

Summary: This week, GLMA, along with other LGBTQ advocates and organizations, are working to spread the news of ACA Open Enrollment to LGBTQ people to ensure our community gets covered. Learn more about how you can help!

Summary: GLMA welcomed its 2017-2018 Board Officers, including GLMA President Gal Mayer, MD, MS, during GLMA’s Annual Membership Luncheon held as part of the 35th GLMA Annual Conference on LGBT Health in Philadelphia.

Summary: The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) is seeking submissions for its 22nd Biennial Symposium to be held in Atlanta, GA on September 24 – 28, 2011.

Summary: On July 26, 2017, President Trump issued a tweet announcing his intent to reverse existing policy allowing transgender individuals to serve openly. GLMA condemns this change in policy, and strongly advises the administration to review the evidence thoroughly before taking further action on this discriminatory reversal in policy.

Summary: CNN.com reported on 10/12/2010 that the Florida Department of Children and Families won’t appeal a state District Court of Appeals decision that found the three-decade ban preventing gay and lesbian Floridians from adopting as unconstitutional.

Summary: 1/5/10 - Nominate your medical school, student group or individual for the LGBT Health Achievement Award.

Summary: According to an 11/6/10 CNN U.S. online article, Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Episcopalian bishop, will retire in 2013.

Summary: GLMA heads to the Capitol to lobby against the AHCA. GLMA President Jesse Joad, MD, MS, joined other health professionals in a press conference with Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and other members of Congress to oppose the House-passed AHCA, and the Senate healthcare repeal bill.

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