Welcome to the official website of the Association of LGBT Doctors & Dentists, inclusive of all Dentists, Doctors & Students who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer or Questioning.

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GLADD is the UK's only organisation that unites and represents LGBT doctors and dentists from all over the country. 

We open our membership to anyone who supports the values and constitution that GLADD stands for.

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News

Promoting the health and wellbeing of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men

The programme report from the PHE programme of work on improving health and wellbeing for black and minority ethnic gay and bisexual men

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Sexual Orientation and symptoms of common mental disorder or low wellbeing: combined meta- analysis of 12 UK population health surveys

Read this article produced by some of our members and colleagues Joanna Semlyen, Michael King, Justin Varney and Gareth Hagger-Johnson

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Saturday 21st January 2017

Join us for our annual New Year party! 2017 brings us to The Fable for an evening of drinks, music and conversation over platters and bowl food.

Friday 21st October 2016, London

GLADD and the GMC are keen to hear about the experiences of LGBT medical students in order to help drive positive change.

Saturday 10th September 2016. London, Mystery Location

GLADD Summer party - a great opportunity to catch up with old friends, meet new friends, and expand your professional network.

Saturday 25th June 2016

As is our annual tradition we will be joining hundreds of other organisations at this years London Pride March. 

GLADD Articles

Homophobic and Biphobic Discrimination in the Workplace

 

 

 

 

GLADD and the BMA have teamed up to look at the experiences of homophobic and biphobic discrimination by doctors and medical students.We have a number of key survey findings and 21 case reports that build a picture of unacceptable levels of discrimination.

We are pleased to present the report, along with an action plan, which is available at https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/work-life-support/your-wellbeing/lgb-doctors-survey

Key survey findings

  • Over 70 per cent of those surveyed said they had endured one or more types of experience short of harassment or abuse in the last two years related to their sexual orientation. These ranged from feeling unable to talk about their private life at one end of the spectrum to homophobic name-calling at the other.
  • More than one in 10 (12 per cent) said they had experienced at least one form of harassment or abuse at their place of work or study. Incidents included psychological or emotional abuse, verbal attacks, threats of violence and abuse on social media.
  • More than one in 10 (12 per cent) felt they had suffered some form of discrimination in their employment or studies as a result of being lesbian, gay or bisexual. Areas of discrimination identified varied widely but most common were having fewer opportunities than colleagues/fellow students and finding problems with the provision of pastoral support.
  • Only a quarter of those feeling they had suffered harassment/abuse reported it to someone senior.
  • Only a fifth of those feeling discriminated against attempted to take the matter further to try to get it resolved.

Student BMJ 2015

Following on from a similar article 20 years ago involving Dan Saunders you can spot some of our committee members in this article published in 2015

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RCPGNI: Guidelines for care of LGBT Patients

The RCGP in Northern Ireland have recently publiches guidance for GPs on the management of LGBT patients in primary care

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