Act TODAY to Protect LGBT+ Healthcare Access

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Provider Sign-On in Support of 
Non-Discrimination Protections in Healthcare

The administration is moving forward with plans to roll back the Healthcare Rights Law, which provides non-discrimination protections in healthcare for transgender and LGB individuals, women, people with disabilities and patients who need communication assistance in their native languages.  

As you know, nondiscrimination protections are foundational to ensuring healthcare for all, especially for marginalized communities. GLMA and the National Center for Transgender Equality are asking healthcare providers of all disciplines to sign their names to a letter urging HHS Secretary Alex Azar, HHS Civil Rights Director Roger Severino and other federal officials to suspend issuing the final rule until at least 90 days after the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency declared by Secretary Azar.

See the text of the letter and sign-on here . The initial deadline to sign-on is Tuesday, 5/27.

It’s unconscionable for HHS to put up barriers to care during a pandemic. Please join this letter, and share with your colleagues!

Dr. Elisabeth Sheff, PhD, CASA, CSE

One of a handful of global experts on polyamory and the foremost international expert on children in polyamorous families, Dr. Elisabeth Sheff has studied gender and
families of sexual minorities for the last 16 years. Sheff’s television appearances include CNN, and the National Geographic, and she has given more than 20 radio, podcast, print, and television interviews with sources from Radio Slovenia to National Public Radio, the Sunday London Times to the Boston Globe and Newsweek. By emphasizing research methodology and findings in her discussions, Dr. Sheff presents the kind of public intellectualism that encourages audience members to think critically regarding gender, sexualities, and families.

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