Category Archives: Public Policy

Banned or Not, Avoiding These Words is a Concern

[Originally posted to the GLMA Nursing Section blog on 1/4/18.] In the wake of the article in the Washington Post on December 15 stating that the current administration has banned the use of specific words in budget documents from the … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks for Human Rights

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, many of us are griped by uncertainty and fear as our country is facing the most egregious attacks on human rights ever seen in this country, fueled by the election of … Continue reading

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Urgent: LGBTQ Aging

As much as we all hate to admit it, more and more of us are getting older every day!  Our LGBTQ cultures, like most others, have been youth oriented, defying mainstream norms for activity, hobbies, and interests based on gender. … Continue reading

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American Academy of Nursing Issues 2 LGBTQ Policy Statements

This month the American Academy of Nursing has issued two important policy statements that affirm LGBTQ health!  Both statements are available for download from the Nursing Outlook web site: American Academy of Nursing position statement on reparative therapy – this statement … Continue reading

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The Barney Frank Story and the “Indiana” discrimination law

Barney Frank’s autobiography is a book I highly recommend for all who are interested in the political process and one gay man’s experience of struggling with the challenges of coming out as a public figure. He titled his book “Frank: … Continue reading

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