Advisory Committee on LGBTQ Issues The AMA Advisory Committee on LGBTQ Issues provides a forum within the AMA to address the needs of LGBTQ physicians, medical students and patients. Press Releases Jun 16, 2022 ·2 MIN READ AMA welcomes Biden administration focus on LGBTQ+ health The AMA strongly supports reducing the risk of youth exposure to so-called conversion therapy, an unethical practice not based on medical and scientific evidence. Press Releases Jun 13, 2016 ·1 MIN READ AMA president responds to Orlando mass shooting tragedy As the nation's healers, we are shocked and saddened by the horrific, senseless murders in Orlando and a brazen, targeted attack on LGBTQ Americans. Press Releases Jun 15, 2020 ·1 MIN READ AMA statement on U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Title VII cases The AMA supports everyone’s access to quality, evidence-based health care regardless of gender or sexual orientation. Press Releases Jan 26, 2021 ·1 MIN READ AMA on nomination of Rachel Levine, MD, for HHS assistant secretary If confirmed, Dr. Levine would be the highest-ranking transgender official in the U.S. government—a strong, inclusive message to America’s LGBTQ community. Press Releases Jun 12, 2020 ·1 MIN READ AMA opposes effort to allow discrimination against patients Respect for the diversity of patients is a fundamental value of the medical profession and is reflected in long-standing AMA policy. Press Releases Jul 26, 2017 ·1 MIN READ AMA statement on transgender Americans in the military The AMA believes there is no medically valid reason to exclude transgender individuals from military service. Press Releases Jan 25, 2021 ·1 MIN READ AMA salutes Biden for ending ban on transgender Americans in military AMA welcomes the president’s decision to reverse the policy that largely barred transgender people from serving in the military. Press Releases May 10, 2021 ·1 MIN READ AMA statement on Biden decision to restore anti-bias protections This move is a victory for health equity and ends a dismal chapter in which a federal agency sought to remove civil rights protections. Press Releases Apr 11, 2019 ·1 MIN READ AMA statement on Pentagon's ban on transgender in military As Pentagon's ban on transgender in military goes into effect, AMA says no medical basis for referring to gender transition as a “deficiency."