Month: March 2019

Congratulations to Ralph Klotzbaugh!

Our colleague Ralph Klotzbaugh, our first GLMA Nursing Section Budget Officer, just let us know that he has been awarded a 50k internal grant at the University of New Mexico on a study with peer-led support groups for trans folks in New Mexico.  It’s through the Transdisciplinary Research for Equity and Engagement Center at the Health Sciences Center at UNM.  Here are the aims of the study:

  • Investigate an ongoing peer-led support group intervention to describe participant and facilitator demographics, the intervention, and the community-based sites providing this intervention for gender minorities in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Identify intervention participant and intervention peer-leaders’ perspectives on a) intersectional minority stress; b) outcomes of the intervention; and c) input for developing and delivering online peer-led support groups for gender minorities in New Mexico.
  • Develop a gender minority affirming, intersectional behavioral health outcomes measurement tool by operationalizing qualitative participant-informed outcome descriptions (from Aim 2), to inform future intervention research.

Congratulations, Ralph!  I know we will hear more about your work as it progresses!

Leadership Opportunity

This opportunity is open to all health professionals in training, including nursing students at all levels (pre-licensure, enrolled in a nurse residency program, pursuing an advanced degree). Official call for applications follows.

HPiT Co-Chair Call for Applications!

GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality is seeking a motivated health professional student/trainee who has a passion for healthcare equality and strengthening their leadership skills to join the GLMA Board of Directors in the Health Professional in Training (HPiT) co-chair role. The one-year term begins in the fall with the opportunity for a one-year renewal.

The HPiT co-chair is the voice for the student and trainee members of GLMA. In addition to being a full voting board member, the position is responsible for co-chairing the HPiT committee, which is tasked with addressing issues important to GLMA student/trainee members. Students/trainees from diverse backgrounds including health profession and geographic locations are encouraged to apply. Residents and fellows are also eligible to apply.

DEADLINE to apply: April 8, 2019, at midnight (PST)

To learn more about the GLMA HPiT Board Member position, please reference the attached application.

Networking reminder!

Last October, I posted the following message on this blog – and I am posting it again – because we have been having a bit of a problem with the networking emails!  We are working on this – so bear with us – we will work it out!  If you are on the networking list and have the link to our Kanban view to find others in your region, the link I have sent before still works!  Wath for an update coming in the next couple of weeks!  And if you are not yet part of the networking group, information about how to join is below!

Our wonderful annual GLMA Nursing Summit is like an oasis in the desert for those of us who are able to attend, and the highlight is networking – meeting old and new friends, finding new connections with others who share our interests and passions for LGBTQIA+ health.  But what about the other 364 days of the year?  And what about possibilities a little bit closer to home?  The GLMA Nursing Section networking group might help!  There is nothing complicated about this group – it is simply a database that we can organize by region and showcase everyone in a gallery  makes it possible to find and connect with other LGBTQIA+ nurses and allies.

If you are not already signed up, here is the link to the form to sign up!  This is not GLMA membership, nor is it GLMA Nursing Section membership – it just gets you signed up for the networking database.  The benefit is that you will get a link to see a “kanban” view consisting off “cards” for everyone in the group, organized by your geographical region.  At this point, there are lots of regions (mostly states) that have no one – yet – and many that have only one or two people.  But over time that will change, and if you are part of the group, you can help change that! Your connection of course is not limited to just your region or neighboring regions – You can explore any region to find people who share your interest, and contact them by email

The Kanban view is password protected, and you have to have the link to sign in. Once you are part of the group, you will receive an email every few weeks reminding you of he link to the Kanban view, and a reminder of the password (which will change from time to time).  So join us! And if you already are in the group, encourage your friends to join us, and check the Kanban view frequently to welcome new networkers!