LGBT Announcements

American Medical Association Foundation National LGBTQ+ Fellowship Program
June 2021

This unique program for eligible US medical schools is designed to address health care inequities experienced by LGBTQ+ individuals by increasing the number of culturally competent LGBTQ+ affirming specialists and further integrating LGBTQ+ health care curriculum in medical education.  The first grant will be announced in June 2021.  See AMA grant for more information.

Endocrine Societies Voice Opposition to Bills Banning Gender-Affirming Care
January 28, 2021

Two endocrine societies have condemned the legislative attempts of 17 states in the last three years to criminalize gender-affirming therapies. In December 2020, the Endocrine Society and the Pediatric Endocrine Society released a joint policy perspective, published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, affirming the need for evidence-based policies that include provider input.  See:  Healio

Healthy People 2030 LGBT Objectives
August 2020

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people experience many specific health-related challenges and disparities. Collecting population-level data is key to meeting the needs of LGBT people, but not all state and national surveys include questions about sexual orientation and gender identity. Adding these types of questions to surveys can help inform effective health promotion strategies for LGBT people.  Healthy People 2030 focuses on collecting data on LGBT health issues and improving the health of LGBT adolescents in particular.

Click here to see the full list of LGBT related objectives within Healthy People 2030.