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About Us

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Caucus is an association of public health professionals committed to

furthering LGBT issues within the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the field of public health at large. Since its founding in 1975, the LGBT Caucus has provided a forum for educational exchange and networking among its members and their allies. The caucus is committed to combating discriminatory health policies and practices against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and communities.

What do we do?

The LGBT Caucus…

  • Organizes and presents a number of scientific sessions about LGBT public health issues at APHA’s annual meeting;
  • Co-sponsors scientific sessions relevant to LGBT public health with other sections, special interest groups, and forums within APHA;
  • Disseminates to its member’s information regarding published scientific literature, funding and employment opportunities relevant to LGBT public health;
  • Promotes professional networking among its members through the caucus’s annual social events, the caucus web site, and web presence;
  • Sponsors the Walter J. Lear, MD, Outstanding Student Research Award; and
  • Sponsors the Grant W. Farmer Memorial Scholarship for undergraduate and graduate students.

Our mission 

  • To provide a forum for the supportive educational interchange among LGBT APHA and caucus members.
  • To provide the opportunity for APHA members and other professionals to learn about LGBT public health-related issues.
  • To improve public health and combat homophobia and heterosexism within APHA as an organization.
  • To ensure that LGBT public health issues are addressed in APHA’s policy statements.

Membership

Membership in the caucus is open to anyone who expresses an interest in LGBT issues. While APHA membership is suggested, it is not a prerequisite of membership to the Caucus. Membership categories include regular members and student members. Caucus membership runs from the opening of each year’s caucus business meeting at the APHA annual meeting through the opening of the following year’s Caucus business meeting. Voting members are those who are current dues-paying caucus members. Student members must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree program.


About the Caucus

Since its founding in 1975, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Caucus has been an association of public health professionals committed to furthering LGBT issues within the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the field of public health at large. For more information about the LGBT Caucus, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Contacts

Phillip Vaughan, Webmaster
webtech@aphalgbt.org


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