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Summary: On June 15, 2022, President Biden issued a Pride Month Executive Order directing key federal agencies to take comprehensive action to advance and protect LGBTQ+ health and equality. GLMA applauds the Biden administration's Pride Month Executive Order, which includes several initiatives to address LGBTQ+ health and recognizes that health and equality are intrinsically intertwined.

Summary: GLMA congratulates Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH, on his historic election as president-elect of the American Medical Association. Dr. Ehrenfeld’s election as the first openly gay president-elect of the AMA is more than a milestone. For the AMA to be led by a physician who is not just openly LGBTQ+ but who has made advocacy for our community a cornerstone of his career is a groundbreaking achievement not just for Dr. Ehrenfeld but also for LGBTQ+ healthcare professionals and allies who have worked over many years to ensure associations are responsive to the LGBTQ+ community.

Summary: GLMA is proud to support California SB 923, the TGI Inclusive Care Act, which would significantly improve access to comprehensive and gender affirming care for transgender, gender non-conforming, and/or intersex (TGI) people in California. On the first day of Pride Month, we submitted a letter of support for CA SB 923 to the California Assembly Health Committee. This first-of-its-kind bill would require health plans to require TGI cultural competency training for contracted providers, their staff, and the staff of health plans. It would also ensure that plan provider directories identify providers who offer gender affirming services. Healthcare discrimination and a lack of access to culturally competent care is a hurdle that TGI people should not have to face.

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