Cast your ballot for the GLMA Nursing leadership team election!‏

Attention GLMA Nursing members!

The leadership team election is now underway! Please click on the link below to cast your vote for the next team who will lead the GLMA Nursing section. Once you click on the link, there will be another link to read the biosketches and personal statements for the nominees. The ballot will only take a few minutes to complete. The ballot is for current GLMA Nursing members only. Please cast only one vote! The ballot will close on August 7, 2015.

Here is the link to the electronic ballot: https://unlv.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cFOG42KK2qNyv6B

Health Professional in Training Position on GLMA Board of Directors

The GLMA organization is soliciting self-nominations for the Health Professional in Training (HPIT) position on the Board of Directors of GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality. The one-year term begins in fall with opportunity for a one-year renewal. Diverse students/trainees from all health professions are encouraged to apply.
The GLMA HPIT Member is the HPIT voice and advocate of GLMA.  The HPIT Board Member is responsible for co-chairing the HPIT Committee, which is tasked with addressing issues important to HPIT members including HPIT content at the annual conference, mentorship activities, and curriculum and climate at health professional schools. The two HPIT members fully participate as directors of the organization. To meet these and other goals, the HPIT Board Member works closely with GLMA staff, fellow board members, and other organizations.
DEADLINE to apply: end of day on August 17, 2015
Applications should be sent to James Lehman (james.lehman@uwalumni.com) with the subject “HPIT application”.
To learn more about the GLMA HPIT Board Member position, contact James Lehman.

Application FormHealth Professional in Training Application_2015

Nominations are open for 2015-16 Leadership Team

Greetings from Chair-elect Michael Johnson!

The GLMA Nursing section, also known as Nurses Advancing LGBT Health Equality (NALHE), will be moving in to its second year! We are soliciting self-nominations for the next leadership team, including Chair-Elect, Recorder, Budget Officer, and Student/Health Professionals in Training (HPiT) Representative. The GLMA Nursing section is the first-ever organizational home for LGBTQ nurses, students, and allies. The section leadership team and members have done great work, and we are excited to see what advances the next leadership team will make!

The purposes of the GLMA Nursing section are to: 1) Facilitate the development and implementation of specific actions to advance LGBTQ health issues within nursing practice, research, education and organizational policy; 2) Strengthen and support the involvement of nurses and nursing students within GLMA as a whole; and 3) Provide an organizational home for LGBTQ nurses, students and allies, something that has never before existed.

Requirements for the leadership team positions include:

  1. You must be a member of the GLMA Nursing section
  2. You must attend the Nursing Summit meeting in Portland, OR on September 24, 2015 (registration details can be found here: http://www.glma.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.viewPage&pageId=1045&parentID=559&nodeID=1)

 To self-nominate for one of the positions, please send an email to Michael Johnson (johnsonmikej@live.com) by July 20, 2015 that includes the following:

  1. The position you are interested in running for (Chair-elect, Recorder, Budget Officer, or Student/Health Professionals in Training (HPiT) Representative
  2. A short biosketch
  3. A short personal statement that describes your reasons and/or qualifications for the position

After the self-nominations are received and compiled, an electronic election will be held. All of the nominees will be informed of the results in early August.

Thank you,

Michael Johnson (on behalf of the leadership team)


History of LGBTQ Acronym?

Hello Colleagues,

I am very proud of all the recent developments in marriage equality and the ACA. As a result of this, I have been asked to write an article titled “Introduction to the LGBTQ Community”. I am wondering if you can share with me or refer me to articles that deals with the general history of LGBT movement (one questions: when was the acronym first used?) and the health care professions response to LGBT health issues.

Thanks so much for your assistance.

Best regards,


GLMA Nursing Summit – September 24, 2015

Yes indeed!  Our 2015 GLMA Nursing Summit is coming up soon, and early-bird registration is even sooner!  To get the best possible rate for your conference registration, do it before July 29th.  Check out the details here.  The flat rate for the Nursing Summit is $125, which includes a networking lunch!

This will be a very important opportunity as we celebrate the completion of our first year as a GLMA Nursing Section, and our third Nursing Summit! As in the years past, this is a marvelous opportunity to bask in the glow of being in a community where LGBTQ identities are celebrated, and share our common hopes and dreams for the future of LGBT health for ourselves and for those we serve!

Here is the preliminary agenda that the planning chair, Caitlin Stover, just sent!

The goal of the GLMA Nursing Summit is to bring together LGBT and ally nurses and nurse supporters to further the GLMA Nursing Section Action Plan to improve critical LGBT issues in the nursing profession. The summit will provide a forum for mentorship, support, and networking for attendees in the areas of research, education and training, policy, climate, and patient care.

  1. Describe the development of the GLMA Nursing Summit and Section, including foundational accomplishments in nursing related to LGBT health.
  2. Review and build upon the progress made by GLMA Nursing Section workgroups (education and training, patient/clinical care, policy, research, and climate) over the past year.
  3. Apply new skills to facilitate workgroup outcomes.


11:00-12:00 Welcome & Introduction to the Nursing Section of GLMA

12:00-12:45 Networking Lunch

12:45-1:30 Excellence Award/ Keynote Speaker–Christine Tanner

1:30-1:45 Break & Posters

1:45-2:45 Skills Building Breakout Session (TBD-but we anticipate three different breakouts that will meet for the hour, participants chose one)

2:45-3:00 Break & Posters

3-3:45 Work Group Meetings

3:45-4:30 Nursing Section Business Meeting (includes the workgroup reports)

4:45 GLMA Plenary

 Here is a little preview — a video from the Oregon ACLU featuring Christine Tanner and Lisa Chickadonz, which shares their journey fighting first for domestic partner benefits in Oregon, and more recently for marriage equality!  Many of us know Chris as the former Editor of the Journal of Nursing Education, and as a leader in revolutionizing connections between AD and BS nursing programs nationwide!  As you see from the agenda above, Chris will be our honored guest and Keynote Speaker!

Education and Training Workgroup – Call for Feedback!

Caitlin Stover, who is the leader for our Education and Training Workgroup, is calling for feedback from Nursing Section members!  They are examining the American Association of Medical Colleges recent document titled “Implementing Curricular and Institutional AAMC LGBT Publication_CoverClimate Changes to Improve Health Care for Individuals Who Are LGBT, Gender Nonconforming, or Born with DSD,” and are considering ways in which the recommendations in this publication can be transferred to nursing.  And they want out feedback on this!  Caitlin tells me that we do not have to read the entire paper (unless of course we want to!) and we do not have to answer all of their questions … but any feedback we can provide will be be very helpful!

You can download the entire document for free here.

Here are their questions!

1. What do you think about the document, and its significance in helping the profession of nursing promote LGBT education and training?

2. What aspects of the document can we adopt to nursing education?

3. What aspects of the document are being done in nursing already?

4. How do we facilitate implementation in nursing?

5. What challenges do you think that the profession will encounter and how can we overcome them?

Meet Laura C. Hein

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Hello colleagues and friends!  The holidays are almost upon us. Can you believe it’s been almost three months since the conference?!  Members of the different workgroups have been working hard.

I wanted to share an opportunity for input into NLN Accreditation standards. The NLN Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA) needs our feedback on their standards. Of particular interest to our Section is Standard IV: Culture of Learning and Diversity.  Press release with links to the standards and feedback survey.  This is our chance to address LGBTQ diversity concerns with one of our two nursing accreditation organizations. Please don’t pass up this opportunity!

I wish you all safe and Happy Holidays!                                         



Patient & Clinical Care Workgroup 2014 Summary and 2015 Action Plan

Nate Swift-Erslev, our Patient & Clinical Care Workgroup leader, has posted their 2014 Summary and 2015 Action Plan!   It is available on their workgroup page here

One of the early steps in our workgroup’s action plan is creating an office and break room poster for nurses and other providers that has basic questions related to sexuality, reproductive and gender health to improve care of LGBTQI patients.  They have drafts under review now, so watch for more information on this exciting project coming soon1