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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.

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