LGBTQ+ Section

About the LGBTQ+ Section


The LGBTQ+ Section addresses many important issues of interest to LGBTQ+ medical students, resident and fellows, LGBTQ+ physicians, patients and our straight allies. The section has commented on the World Medical Association's proposed policy on transgender health, which was ultimately adopted, completing 12 years of leadership with the Commission to End Health Care Disparities.

Sexual orientation and gender identity are integral aspects of our communities; the AMA policies on LGBTQ issues work to inform individuals about LGBTQ discrimination and abuse. AMA’s policies for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people’s rights represent a multiplicity of identities and issues.

Review the policies

Create an environment in your practice that is inclusive for all patients. Access LGBTQ health-related articles, podcasts, handouts and presentations produced by the AMA and other leaders in the LGBTQ health field.

Resources include:

  • Communicating with LGBTQ patients
  • Understanding LGBTQ health issues
  • Preventing suicide in LGBTQ youths
  • Webinars on navigating the residency Match as an LGBTQ applicant and LGBTQ family-building

Join the LGBTQ+ Section by updating subscription preferences in the Account Management Center. Subscribe to the newsletter to get the latest committee updates on advocacy and governance issues that impact LGBTQ and ally physicians and their patients.

Attendees at the Aug. 25, 2022 LGBTQ Advisory Committee town hall meeting discussed whether the committee should apply for delineated section status.


Keep up to date on the LGBTQ+ Section meetings and current events. Learn more about the section’s creation of special interest groups, medical school LGBTQ curriculum and specific advice that LGBTQ medical students need to know about the Match.

Visit the leadership opportunities page open positions and applications.

Contact staff at [email protected] for further information.

General questions

Contact Charlotte Grill at [email protected] for assistance.