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Our Mission

The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association is an organization of 2,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) physicians, medical students, and their supporters in all 50 states and 12 countries. Founded in 1981, GLMA works to combat homophobia within the medical profession and in society at large; to promote quality health care for LGBT and HIV-positive people; to foster a professional climate in which our diverse members can achieve their full potential; and to support members challenged by discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

GLMA plays a critical role in bridging medicine and the LGBT movement and is uniquely credible and effective in advocating for our communities. Through our newsletter, annual membership directory, receptions, and special projects, we offer a wealth of opportunities for networking and community building. Our annual Women in Medicine conference and our Annual Symposium are especially popular.


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