LGBTQ Health Section

  • What Is the LGBTQ Health Section?

    Inclusion190The LGBTQ Health Section welcomes all TMA members who are interested in advancing the association’s leadership role in providing physicians and patients with evidence-based, scientific information on care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, and queer/questioning individuals. The section also addresses practice management issues and communicates TMA policy and expertise on LGBTQ health to other physicians, policymakers, and the public.

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  • LGBTQ Health Section Member Highlight

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    Aaron C. Cessna, DO

    Aaron C. Cessna, chair of the 2024-25 LGBTQ Health Section Executive Council, is leading the LGBTQ Health Section's charge. Dr. Cessna believes the section is important “because it promotes inclusivity, education, advocacy, and support for LGBTQ+ healthcare professionals and patients, ultimately contributing to TMA's mission of improving the health of all Texans."

    Read More about Dr. Cessna
  • LGBTQ Health Section Leadership

    The LGBTQ Health Section is led by the LGBTQHS Executive Council, which is elected annually by the section membership. The Executive Council is currently comprised of the chair, chair-elect, immediate past chair, secretary, TMA delegate, TMA alternate delegate, and medical student representative. 

    Read the Letter from the Chair

  • Join the LGBTQ Health Section

    The LGBTQ Health Section is open to all TMA members with an interest in LGBTQ health policy and serving LGBTQ patient populations. If you'd like to get involved, click the link below and indicate your interest on your TMA online profile.

    Join the Section

  • LGBTQ HS: View Priorities

    • Section members completed a survey, the results of which helped define the goals of TMA’s six member sections and their priorities for the 2024-25 year. Take this opportunity to view the feedback and hear what matters to you most.

    View Survey Feedback


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