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  • May 21, 2020 8:00 AM | Jeff Straw (Administrator)

    The LBGT PA Caucus is proud to present a one-day online conference presenting topics of sexual and gender minority health.

    Mark you calendars for June 20, 2020, from 11AM to 6PM EDT.

    More details coming soon!

  • May 06, 2020 4:28 PM | Jeff Straw (Administrator)

    Have a say in who leads your AAPA!  

    AAPA elections for Board of Directors, House Officers, and Student Academy opens June 2nd and runs until June 15th.

    The LBGT PA Caucus sends out a survey to BOD and HOD candidates to help identify their experience, knowledge, skills and attitude on issues affecting the population of LGBT PAs, PA students, and patients.  Members will have exclusive access to their responses as the election approaches.

    In the meantime, you can find out more about all the candidates on AAPA's election website.

    Be sure to check your e-mail for the invitation to vote on June 2!

  • March 19, 2020 2:43 PM | Jeff Straw (Administrator)

    The LBGT PA Caucus joined over 100 other organizations as signatories of a national open letter about coronavirus and the LGBTQ+ communities.

    The letter, organized by the National LGBT Cancer Network and GLMA, addresses the LGBTQ+ communities’ increased vulnerability for coronavirus 19 as a direct result of three factors:

          The LGBTQ+ population uses tobacco at rates that are 50% higher than the general population. COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that has proven particularly harmful to smokers.

          The LGBTQ+ population has higher rates of HIV and cancer, which means a greater number of us may have compromised immune systems, leaving us more vulnerable to COVID-19 infections.

          LGBTQ+ people continue to experience discrimination, unwelcoming attitudes, and lack of understanding from providers and staff in many health care settings, and as a result, many are reluctant to seek medical care except in situations that feel urgent – and perhaps not even then.

    Read more here...

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