Publisher: British Medical Association (BMA), Association of LGBTQ+ Doctors and Dentists (GLAAD)
In 2016, the BMA and the Association of LGBTQ+ Doctors and Dentists (GLADD) conducted research looking at the experiences of discrimination faced by lesbian, gay and bisexual doctors in the workplace. Six years on, we wanted to find out what progress towards better inclusion has been made. In this new survey, we also wanted to look at the experiences of trans and non-binary medics, including medical students, and the views of doctors who are not themselves members of the LGBTQ+ communities.
The first part of the report looks at individual experiences of phobia and discrimination and their impact on professional and personal wellbeing. It also looks at the extent to which people are reporting phobia and discrimination they experience or witness, and the consequences they face for doing so. The second part of the report looks at broader systemic factors that contribute to supportive and inclusive environments and how inclusive of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities people perceive their work and study environments to be. The third part of the report sets out areas where respondents feel that further action is needed to ensure an inclusive medical profession free from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.