|Advisory Committee Recommends Change to Ban on MSM Blood Donation|
Fri, 21 Nov 2014
The HHS Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability voted 16 to 2 to recommend to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that the agency change the ban on MSM donating blood to a one-year deferral.
|GLMA Nursing Section Established to Fill Gap in Professional Association Landscape|
Tue, 05 Aug 2014
GLMA forms first-ever section with the creation of the GLMA Nursing Section, established to be a professional home for LGBT nurses and fill a critical need in the professional association landscape by providing a focal point for advocacy on LGBT nursing issues.
|GLMA Concerned about LGBT Health Implications of Supreme Court Ruling|
Thu, 10 Jul 2014
GLMA issues statement in response to the US Supreme Court ruling allowing closely held corporations to deny insurance coverage of contraceptives to their employees based on religious beliefs.
|First Openly Gay Trustee of the AMA Elected|
Tue, 17 Jun 2014
Hector Vargas, GLMA Executive Director, issued the following statement on Jesse Ehrenfeld’s election to the AMA Board of Trustees:
|CMS Announces Non-Discrimination Guidance to Health Insurance Issuers|
Thu, 27 Mar 2014
GLMA President Henry Ng issues statement in response to CMS Announcement of non-discrimination guidance to health insurance issuers
|Bringing Science into the Courts: Understanding the Impact of Amicus Briefs|
Wed, 05 Feb 2014
On January 28, 2014, GLMA joined a friend-of-the-court brief in a pair of important US Supreme Court cases. The cases involve a for-profit company’s ability to use religious-based beliefs to deny health insurance coverage to employees for certain health services the company finds objectionable.
|GLMA Statement: 40th Anniversary of the Removal of “Homosexuality” from the DSM|
Mon, 16 Dec 2013
In a move that would forever change the landscape for LGBT people, nearly 40 years ago to today, the board of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) voted to declassify “homosexuality” as a mental disorder.
|GLMA Files Amicus Brief in NV & HI Marriage Equality Cases|
Thu, 31 Oct 2013
GLMA Files Amicus Brief in NV & HI Marriage Equality Cases
|Support Policies on Change of Birth Certificates for Transgender Individuals|
Mon, 17 Jun 2013
Act now to support policies by the AMA on change of birth certificate for transgender individuals.
|New LGBT-inclusive CLAS Standards Released|
Fri, 26 Apr 2013
The Office of Minority Health (OMH) announced the release of revised cultural competency standards for healthcare that are LGBT inclusive for the first time.