Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy

GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality

Washington, DC

Mission

GLMA is a national organization committed to ensuring health equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and all sexual and gender minority (SGM) individuals, and equality for LGBTQ/SGM health professionals in their work and learning environments. To achieve this mission, GLMA utilizes the scientific expertise of its diverse multidisciplinary membership to inform and drive advocacy, education, and research.

Ruling Year

1996

Executive Director

Hector Vargas JD

Main Address

1133 19th Street NW, Suite 302

Washington, DC 20036 USA

Keywords

health, healthcare, advocacy, LGBT

EIN

94-2901694

 Number

4471399737

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Lesbian/Gay Rights (R26)

Professional Societies & Associations (E03)

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Programs + Results

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GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality (previously known as the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association) is the world's largest and oldest association of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) healthcare professionals. GLMA was founded in 1981, as the American Association of Physicians for Human Rights, with the mission of ensuring equality in healthcare for LGBTQ individuals and healthcare professionals. Today, there is still considerable ignorance about LGBTQ health issues, with many assuming that LGBTQ health involves only HIV/AIDS. In fact, the full scope of the LGBTQ health agenda includes breast and cervical cancer, hepatitis, mental health, substance abuse, tobacco use, depression, access to care for transgender persons and other concerns.

Our programs

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Annual Conference on LGBTQ Health

Lesbian Health Fund

Online Provider Directory

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Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Over the past three decades, GLMA has tackled many initiatives and projects. Early on, GLMA focused on HIV/AIDS and the issues faced by physicians coming out at work. As the climate and culture have changed, GLMA has become a leader in public policy advocacy related to LGBTQ health.

Originally open only to physicians, residents and medical students, in 2002, GLMA expanded its mission and now represents the interests of tens of thousands of LGBTQ health professionals of all kinds, as well as millions of LGBTQ patients and families. GLMA's membership includes approximately 1,000 member physicians, nurses, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, researchers and academics, behavioral health specialists, health profession students and other health professionals. Our members reside and work across the US and in several other countries. In 2012, GLMA announced a new tag line and preference to be known as GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality, or simply “GLMA". This shift recognizes that all health professionals and our supporters have a role in improving the health and well-being of LGBTQ people and that GLMA is an organization that welcomes and serves everyone who shares in that belief.

Through the expertise of our members and in collaboration with other lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights and health organizations as well as with health associations and policy-makers at all levels, GLMA is a major force in the effort to ensure the health and well-being of LGBTQ individuals and families. We at GLMA take great pride in the impact we've made over our 30+ year history—with the support of our members, our supporters and the community at-large—toward greater equality in healthcare.

GLMA will continue to evaluate diversity of our membership and board of directors, solicit and act on feedback from our educational and other programming, and involve stakeholders in organizational planning and evaluation.

Below are just a few areas in which we have made a significant and sustainable impact:
- Healthcare Reform
- Hospital Discrimination
- Electronic Health Records
- Marriage Equality
- Patient Education & Referrals
- HIV Discrimination
- Cultural Competence
- Health Profession Advocacy
- Health Profession Education
- Continuing Education for Health Professionals
- Promoting Research

External Reviews

Awards & Accreditations

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education - Accreditation

Financials

GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

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Yes

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

Race & Ethnicity

Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies

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