LGBTQI+ Health Professional Groups

LGBTQI+ Physician Groups

AIDEM’s LGBT Committee promotes education, research and scholarship in areas relating to LGBT health.

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The Section on LGBT Health and Wellness of the American Academy of Pediatrics is a group of pediatricians and other health providers interested in LGBT health and wellness.

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The Advisory Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Issues (LGBTQ) addresses many important issues of interest to LGBTQ medical students, resident and fellows, LGBTQ physicians, patients and our straight allies.

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Recognizing that discrimination based on gender and sexuality stems from common roots in sexism and heterosexism, the Gender and Sexuality committee is dedicated to assuring equal access to medical care and equality within medical education. We work to establish AMSA as a leader on issues affecting the health of women, intersex and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities and support initiatives to improve policy at the institutional, local, state, and federal levels. We advocate for patients through curricular improvement, increased physician education, research and health-related resources. We support physicians-in-training by providing a safe and supportive environment, leadership development opportunities, and advocating for their rights.

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AGLP traces its roots to the late 1960s when gay and lesbian members of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) met secretly at the annual meetings. In 1973 the APA removed homosexuality from the diagnostic manual (DSM) allowing a more open association of lesbian and gay psychiatrists, who no longer had to fear for their jobs if they were found out to be gay. Even today, the mission of providing support and a safe space for LGBT psychiatrists to meet continues to be important to many of our members. AGLP is an independent organization from APA, but works closely with APA through LGBT representation on the APA Assembly (the LGB Caucus of the APA).

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GALDA is an organization of dermatologists and health-care professionals dedicated to unity and networking of the gay community at Dermatology meetings. We strive to provide a networking forum for mentoring and the exchange of ideas and experiences related to education, research and patient service in dermatology. GALDA is dedicated to providing peer support and networking social opportunities for our GLBT members, friends, and supporters to get to know each other, build relationships within the derm community, and educate our members on GLBT related topics and outreach needs.

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LAGCAPA is an organization dedicated to the mental health needs of youth related to sexual minority issues. LAGCAPA is an affiliate of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, with which it works closely on a number of scientific, educational, and advocacy activities.

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A place for peers to collaborate and have a safe space to talk about certain issues they may have or questions about respective institutions, etc.

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Our group focuses on two important values: advocating for social justice to improve health and improving the quality of care, specifically of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations in family medicine. Our group celebrates diversity and multiculturalism, both among providers and patients and works to address inequities in health care through outreach and education as described above.

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Medical Education and networking for lesbian physicians and medical students since 1984.

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LGBTQI+ Allied Health Professional Groups

The LGBTQ+ Health Coalition is centered on the health and professional issues of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender persons, and allies. Its purpose is To be a mechanism for the exchange of information, resources, and tools to address the health concerns of LGBT students and professional concerns of college health professionals who identify as either LGBT or allies supporting and educating members of the community.

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This Special Interest Group focuses specifically on the needs of Older Gay and Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Persons.

Geriatrics has not yet fully considered the needs of older gay and lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons. This interest group centers on a more formal analysis and observation of these needs. The SIG is open to all AGS participants who are dedicated to delineating these needs and advocating for older LGBT persons.

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The mission of the American Occupational Therapy Association LGBTQI Network is to create the means for members of the occupational therapy professional community who are committed to advancing understanding of sexual orientation issues to identify, support and mentor one another and to promote research in occupational therapy.

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LAIN works to raise awareness about the concerns of LGBT elders and about the unique barriers they encounter in gaining access to housing, healthcare, longterm care and other needed services. LAIN seeks to foster professional development, multidisciplinary research and wide-ranging dialogue on LGBT issues in the field of aging through publications, conferences, and cosponsored events. LAIN welcomes the participation of all concerned individuals regardless of age, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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The American Psychological Association's Division 44 is psychology's focal point for research, practice, and education on the lives and realities of LGBT people.

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We provide mental health services including therapist referrals, education and consultation. Our members offer a wide range of specializations, allowing us to serve as a unique resource both to the LGBTQ communities and to other service providers.

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GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality (previously known as the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association) is the world's largest and oldest association of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) healthcare professionals. GLMA's mission is to ensure equality in healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and healthcare providers.

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This group was formed to promote the profession of pharmacy among all communities, to seek acceptance among the profession for LGBT pharmacists as viable, energetic and contributing group to the pharmacy profession, and to change the perception of LGBT people throughout the pharmacy profession.

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LGVMA fosters acceptance & inclusivity for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities within the veterinary medical profession.

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We are a caucus of the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP) and of the American Speech-LanguageHearing Association (ASHA).

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Since its founding in 1975, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Caucus has been an association of public health professionals committed to furthering LGBT issues within the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the field of public health at large.

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Medical professionals working with LGBT patients in palliative care settings are encouraged to use this website as a resource for best practices in the field. We also offer a network of individuals caring for LGBT patients in palliative care.

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The LBGT PA Caucus provides education, advocacy, and professional networking. Efforts we believe are essential to Healthcare Equality for LGBT patients, and achieving our full potentials as LGBT people.

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The National Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues develops, reviews, and monitors programs of the Association that significantly affect gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people.

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NALGAP: The Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies is a membership organization founded in 1979 and dedicated to the prevention and treatment of alcoholism, substance abuse, and other addictions in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer communities. NALGAP provides information, training, networking, and advocacy about addiction and related problems, and support for those engaged in the health professions, individuals in recovery, and others concerned about the health of gender and sexual minorities.

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We empower lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by providing education, advocacy, professional development, networking, and peer support. We educate all communities regarding scientific, technological, and medical concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people.

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LGBTQI+ Health Professional Community

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