National LGBTQ Medical Group Cancels Florida Conference Citing Anti-Trans Youth Sports Ban
GLMA has cancelled a planned Florida conference following passage of anti-LGBTQ legislation/ hostile action by Governor Ron DeSantis. The announcement to members also cited COVID concerns as data showed Florida leading the nation in related deaths.
“In view of this harmful law and ongoing concerns about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the conference, GLMA’s leadership has made the decision that its 39th Annual Conference on LGBTQ Health will be held virtually from Sept 22-25, 2021. The conference was originally planned to be held in-person in Florida.
The GLMA Annual Conference strives for “a welcoming environment and safe space for all conference participants, staff and guests” designed to create a sense of community and empowerment for LGBTQ health professionals. We could not in good conscience ask our conference participants, especially our trans and gender non-conforming colleagues and friends, to subject themselves to the hateful and discriminatory atmosphere created by the state’s leaders.”
Read their full press release: http://glma.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Feature.showFeature&CategoryID=1&F…