About Us

Our primary aim is to grow a vibrant, welcoming and diverse community, open to anyone who supports the values that we stand for; namely the unification and representation of the LGBTQ+ medical and dental communities in the UK.

We run social & networking events in London and through our regional networks around the country. The LGBTQ+ community faces more challenges and barriers to accessing healthcare than the general population, and has poorer health as a result. We have a national voice in LGBTQ+ health activism and education, working with leading figures such as the British Medical Association, General Medical Council, Royal Colleges and Parliament to tackle these important issues.

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Governance

As a non-profit member organisation, GLADD and was formally constituted in 1995, building on the earlier activism efforts of the LGBTQ+ and medical communities.

The Executive Committee is directly elected by and accountable to the membership, including the Chair/Co-Chairs, Treasurer, Secretary, Events Officer and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer. Elections are open to all members held at our AGM each spring.

The Advisory Group is appointed by the Executive Committee to form working groups on projects related to our constitutional aims, including social events, education, policy work, publicity and engagement. The Advisory Group also incorporates positions to represent our diverse membership, including but not limited to BAME, Women, Trans, Dental, Student and Retired Officers.

You can find out more about our constitution and committee roles below. For details on the current committee and standing for election, visit the committee page: