The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) is the world's largest and oldest association of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) health care professionals. GLMA was founded in 1981 as the American Association of Physicians for Human Rights with the mission of ensuring equality in health care for LGBT individuals and health care professionals.
GLMA is the leading organization in North America working to ensure that LGBT people are treated competently and not discriminated against when they access health care. GLMA also works to ensure that LGBT healthcare providers do not experience discrimination in their training and at work. GLMA achieves its goals by using expertise in medicine and healthcare in professional education, public policy work, patient education and referrals, and the promotion of research.
Originally open only to physicians, residents and medical students, in 2002 GLMA expanded its mission and now represents the interests of tens of thousands of LGBT health professionals of all kinds, as well as millions of LGBT patients. GLMA's membership includes approximately 1,000 member physicians, medical students, nurses, physician assistants, researchers, psychotherapists and other health professionals. Our members reside and work in most US states and several countries. Their practices represent the major healthcare disciplines and a wide range of medical specialties--including internal medicine, family practice, psychiatry, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, emergency medicine, neurology and infectious diseases.
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American Red Cross Emergency Contact Card
Fill-out this card and place in your wallet in case of personal emergency. In the event of health or other emergency where you are incapacitated, service providers can quickly contact those you deem "emergency contacts", including spouse, relatives, friends, primary doctor, police, local fire department, etc.