About Us

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

  • To provide professional and social support for LGBTQ+ doctors, dentists and medical and dental students.
  • To collect and disseminate information on LGBTQ+ issues relevant to the practice of medicine and dentistry.
  • To combat discrimination against LGBTQ+ people, particularly if expressed by doctors and dentists or toward doctors and dentists.

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 General Medical Council, British Medical Association, Royal Colleges and Parliament to tackle these important issues.

We are out, proud, and flying our flag. Even if you can’t be, know that we’re here for you.

Keep up to date and get involved via our socials:




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 since 1975. We are a member of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations.

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 and are 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 Women’s, Trans, Student and Retired Officers.

You can find out more about our constitution and the current committee below.