Health organisations are increasingly announcing their position on LGBT+ rights as the issue gains traction in Australia… what do you think about it?
Over the weekend, the Australian Medical Association (AMA) released its Position Statement on LGBT+ rights, with AMA President Dr Michael Gannon writing to the Prime Minister and Opposition leader Bill Shorten urging a bipartisan approach to marriage equality.
PSA has also recently thrown its support behind the LGBT+ community, announcing earlier this year its intentions to be involved in next year’s Mardi Gras under the banner “Pharmacists for equality”.
CEO Dr Lance Emerson says the PSA acknowledges that discrimination has mental and physical health consequences affecting many people, including health practitioners such as pharmacists.
“Equality is a health issue, and is a right for all regardless of age, culture, gender identity, sexuality, religion or marital status,” he says.
“With the diverse nature of the pharmacy profession and the communities which pharmacists’ serve, PSA is committed to ensuring equality is achieved and pharmacists are recognised as an important part of an accessible and equitable healthcare system.”
We want to know what you think about pharmacy and LGBT+ rights.
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