After Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an anti-trans law on the first day of Pride Month, the organizers of an upcoming LGBT health care pulled their event out of Florida.
GLMA, a national organization committed to ensuring health equity for LGBT individuals and health professionals, decided to host its 39th Annual Conference on LGBTQ Health virtually from Sept. 22-25. It was originally planned to be in-person, but due to COVID-19 and the anti-trans law, it has changed course.
These conferences strive to create a “welcoming environment and safe space” for all participants. The organization vows to fight the anti-trans law by using medical science and ensure policymakers in the state and across the nation prioritize LGBT health, as stated on its website.
The GLMA Education Committee and Nursing Section leadership said it’s focusing its efforts on creating high quality and successful virtual programming for the Annual Conference and Nursing Summit for the second consecutive year, while working on returning to in-person conferences in 2022.
You can find more information about the conference and when registration begins by visiting glma.org/conference.