The 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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Kelly Bennett, MD, chair of the 2023-24 LGBTQ Health Section Executive Council, is leading the LGBTQ Health Section's charge. She believes the section is important “to protect the medical and professional interests of a historically marginalized community of people."
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, secretary, and medical student representative.
Read the Letter from the Chair
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
Subscribe to LGBTQ Health Section Emails
Virtual Policy Making 101Jan. 11 at 7 pm (CT)Information & Registration
Leadership SummitJan. 25-27Hyatt Regency AustinInformation & Registration
LGBTQHS Business MeetingSat., Jan. 27 • 10:15-11:15 amRSVP for Section Business Meetings
TMA election season is here. Call for nominations for AMA alternate delegate (two positions) and at-large trustee (four positions). Submit your interest to House of Delegates staff
Apply to run for Executive Council positions: chair-elect; secretary; TMA delegate; TMA alternate delegate; and medical student representative
To learn about these positions and apply, submit an application, attaching a headshot, two-page CV, and brief letter of interest.
Apply to submit a poster session for TexMed 2024
The census likely undercounts the number of LGBTQ+ people living in Texas. Brett Cooper, MD, chair of the TMA LGBTQ Health Section, comments on how this affects physicians’ ability to provide appropriate healthcare.
Join the group! This is an opportunity for TMA LGBTQ health section members to converse informally, collaborate, and exchange information.
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Have LGBTQ Health Section questions? Call the Knowledge Center.
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