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Summary: On September 3, 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights issued a proposed regulation expanding on its position that discrimination based on gender identity is prohibited under the Affordable Care Act. GLMA issued a statement applauding the move.

Summary: GLMA, the American Academy of Nursing and Sullivan & Worcester submitted a friend-of-the-court brief to the US Supreme Court today, providing expert scientific analysis in support of marriage equality in a set of cases the high court will hear in late April.

Summary: Two landmark rulings today from the US Supreme Court on marriage equality for same-sex couples will have a significant effect on LGBT people and their health by helping end discrimination and stigma, a principle source of health disparities for LGBT people, according to GLMA.

Summary: At the conclusion of the American Medical Association’s Annual Meeting earlier today, GLMA praised the AMA for adopting new policies aimed at improving the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.

Summary: GLMA voted into the AMA’s House of Delegates is a significant milestone in the advancement of equality and understanding of LGBT healthcare needs.

Summary: 3/1/13 - GLMA submitted friend-of-the-court briefs to the US Supreme Court, providing the expertise of GLMA’s health professional membership to the Court and joining a chorus of organizations and individuals in support of marriage equality.

Summary: 10/14/11 – Amid the signing of a number of pro-equality bills over the weekend, California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill (SB747) that would have required a broad range of health professionals to complete continuing education in cultural competency for treating LGBT individuals.

Summary: AMA adopted a policy position declaring that excluding same-sex couples from marriage is “discriminatory” and reaffirming existing AMA policy to support relationship recognition of gay and lesbian couples as a means of addressing health disparities faced by those couples and their families.

Summary: 4/27/11 - GLMA & HRC condemn violence after Heinous Beating of a Transgender woman in Baltimore, with emphasis on the immediate negative health consequences, and also long-term health outcomes caused by violence.

Summary: 3/31/11 - The Institute of Medicine today released its long-awaited report, The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding. Read the joint statement issued by GLMA and the National Coalition for LGBT Health.

Summary: 2/1/10 - The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) today presented testimony to the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM’s) Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Health Issues and Research Gaps and Opportunities in Washington, DC.

Summary: 11/10/09 - Gay and Lesbian Medical Association Praises AMA Policy Declaring Same-Sex Marriage Bans to be Harmful to the Health of LGBT Families

Summary: April 16, 2009 – GLMA is establishing the Committee for Fair Visitation at Jackson Memorial Hospital, a coalition of gay rights organizations, to persuade the hospital to provide same-sex partners the right to visit each other in their hospital.

Summary: SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- February 24, 2009 -- The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) announced today that Joel Ginsberg is resigning his position as the organization’s Executive Director. He has held the position since 2003.

Summary: SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- November 13, 2008 -- The Joint Commission has appointed Joel Ginsberg, Executive Director of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA), to serve on a new Expert Advisory Panel on “Developing Hospital Standards for Culturally Competent Patient-Centered Care.”

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