Are you a nurse or a friend of nursing? Do you want to make LGBTQI history in nursing? Then here is an opportunity for you! GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality, is in the process of establishing a Nursing Section! The invitation is now open to “sign up” to become part of the founding membership of this historic GLMA Nursing Section! Members of the Section will plan and implement specific actions to advance LGBTQI issues in nursing practice, education, research and policy. If you want to be part of establishing this Section, please complete our online “Statement of Commitment.”
The initial formal meeting of the Section will be on September 10, 2014, in Baltimore, Maryland, at the time of the 2nd annual GLMA Nursing Summit, with the annual GLMA conference to follow. We hope you can join us, but if you cannot, never fear – we are implementing a full range of online tools for members of the Nursing Summit to connect and participate. One of our tools is already in place — the GLMA Google email group. You can sign up today to be on the email list, regardless of your intention to join the GLMA Nursing Section. Just visit the google group page, request to join; please include a brief statement letting us know who you are!
The Summit will be a full day of celebration of LGBTQI nurses and allies gathering together, with workgroups organizing to follow through on action goals established last year at the first Nursing Summit. You do not have to be a nurse, or identified as LGBTQI – you are welcome to join us for the Summit if you are eager to see this work move forward! Registration for the GLMA conference and the Summit are now open, so visit the GLMA web site today to reserve your spot!