LGBTQ+ specific health research is underfunded and underutilized, especially when it comes to research on and by BIPOC LGBTQ+ people, intersex people, and other historically-excluded intersectional identities. By promoting research, GLMA is working to fill gaps in knowledge and improve the health outcomes of all LGBTQ+ individuals.
As the oldest and largest association of LGBTQ+ and allied health professionals, GLMA is a vital resource for policy-makers and coalition partners working to promote LGBTQ+ health equity. GLMA builds power by harnessing the expertise of its membership to promote inclusive policy and challenge discriminatory policy.
Educating health professionals on the latest in LGBTQ+ health is key to GLMA's mission of ensuring health equity for all LGBTQ+ people and equality for LGBTQ+ health professionals. GLMA provides practice-changing continuing education for health professionals and resources to educate and empower LGBTQ+ patients.