Partners and Coalitions

GLMA's partnerships and coalition work in advocacy are focused on promoting LGBTQ+ health equity and advocating for policy changes that improve the health and well-being of LGBTQ+ individuals. GLMA partners with a wide range of organizations, including medical associations, advocacy groups, and governmental agencies, to advance this mission.

To learn more about partnering with GLMA to expand your impact, see the information below.

GLMA has worked closely with the American Medical Association (AMA) for over two decades, collaborating on several important fronts. First, GLMA serves on the AMA Advisory Committee on LGBTQ+ Issues and advises the AMA Board of Trustees on LGBTQ+ issues, hosts the LGBTQ+ & Allies Caucus programming at AMA meetings, and LGBTQ+ educational sessions. Second, GLMA is a contributing member of the AMA's Center for Health Equity, working to embed health equity across the AMA organization so that health equity becomes part of the practice, process, action, innovation, and organizational performance and outcomes. Lastly, since 2013, GLMA has a seat in the AMA House of Delegates (HOD), which allows it to have a direct impact on national health policy as well as nominate and endorse candidates for various positions with the AMA.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is an independent, volunteer panel of national experts in disease prevention and evidence-based medicine. GLMA serves as an official partner of the USPSTF, providing interdisciplinary medical expertise and advocating for the inclusion of LGBTQ+ health experts and patients in the USPSTF's work to ensure that the Task Force considers the unique needs and experiences of this population in its recommendations.

The National Minority Health (NMH) Alliance was established by the Make Well Known Foundation as a collaborative initiative to help fill a critical gap in understanding and improving minority health. The NMH Alliance provides a central space for diverse groups to pursue meaningful dialogue and solutions related to health disparities facing people in underrepresented populations. GLMA was invited to the NMH Alliance in 2023, joining a group of nationally renowned thought-leaders assembled to develop an action agenda in support of underrepresented groups.

Organized by the American Medical Women's Association, the Reproductive Health Coalition is a wide-range of health professional associations and allied organizations who advocate with a unified voice to protect access to reproductive care for all. Recognizing that abortion access is an LGBTQ+ issue, GLMA joined the Reproductive Health Coalition in 2023 in response to the regressive political landscape governing access to reproductive health care. 

Since 1999, GLMA has partnered with the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) to celebrate the unique contributions of LGBTQ+ medical students to the field of medicine. The AMSA/GLMA Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) Health Achievement Award, an annual award presented at both the Future Physicians for Change Conference and GLMA's Annual Conference on LGBTQ+ Health, is designed to do just that. The overarching goal of this award is provide national recognition to those contributing to the advancement of LGBTQ+ community as well as showcase their models of success at their institution. Previous award winners have been commended for their impact on health education, patient care, or improving the environment for LGBTQ+ students.

GLMA has partnered with the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) to promote LGBTQ+ health equity and provide education and resources to physician assistants on LGBTQ+ health issues. This partnership involves collaboration on educational initiatives, advocacy efforts, and policy development to ensure that the healthcare needs of LGBTQ+ patients are addressed and met by physician assistants. Each year, the AAPA selects a medical liaison to represent the organization among GLMA's leadership.

In 2023 GLMA partnered with Castle Connolly to release the first annual Castle Connolly Top LGBTQ+ Doctors List. It’s the first time Castle Connolly has recognized exceptional doctors within the LGBTQ+ community who have demonstrated outstanding expertise, patient care, and contributions to the field of healthcare. There are 64 doctors represented, across 22 states and 34 specialties. By introducing this new distinction, Castle Connolly aims to honor LGBTQ+ physicians who have demonstrated exemplary expertise, patient care, and significant advancements in the field of healthcare. The selection process for this esteemed list involves nominations from peers, colleagues, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Through this collaboration, GLMA and Castle Connolly strive to recognize and amplify the outstanding achievements of LGBTQ+ physicians.

Castle Connolly Top LGBTQ+ Doctors List

International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)

GLMA has partnered with the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) to promote LGBTQ+ health equity and provide education and resources on LGBTQ+ health issues. This partnership involves participation in the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders as a host organization for an international fellow in order to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and information on LGBTQ+ health care in different cultural contexts.

Interested in Partnering with GLMA?

GLMA partners with a wide range of organizations to maximize our impact. Here's what you can expect from a GLMA partnership:

Access to Expertise:
GLMA is a leading authority on LGBTQ+ health issues and has a wealth of expertise in this area. Partnering with GLMA can provide access to this expertise and help organizations to better understand the unique health needs of LGBTQ+ individuals.

Increased Visibility:
By partnering with GLMA, organizations can increase their visibility and reach within the LGBTQ+ community. GLMA has a large and engaged membership base, and partnering with the organization can help to amplify an organization's message and increase its impact.

Networking Opportunities:
GLMA offers a range of networking opportunities, including conferences, webinars, and other events, that can help organizations to connect with other advocates, experts, and stakeholders in the LGBTQ+ health space. Partnering with GLMA can provide access to these valuable networking opportunities and help organizations to build relationships and partnerships with other organizations in the field.

Collaborative Advocacy:
GLMA works closely with its partners to develop and implement advocacy strategies that promote LGBTQ+ health equity. By partnering with GLMA, organizations can participate in this collaborative advocacy work and help to advance policy changes that benefit the LGBTQ+ community.

If you are interested in partnering with GLMA, contact us at to explore opportunities.

Resources on Health Professional Associations


Published in 2013, this resource is a compendium of policy and position statements on LGBTQ+ health issues from various health professional associations in the United States. It includes statements on a wide range of topics, including discrimination, access to healthcare, mental health, reproductive health, and aging. The goal of the compendium is to provide a comprehensive resource for healthcare providers and policymakers to better understand the positions of these organizations on LGBTQ+ health issues.

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