LGBT+ Network

This is the PDA LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Pharmacists' Network.

The network was launched by the PDA in April 2020 as part of their work to meet the demands of their growing membership and advance their work on equality.


  • Just Like Us #YoungerMe campaign

    Wed 14th April 2021 The PDA

    In our latest LGBT+ Network Member article, third-year pharmacy student Scott Rutherford highlights the role we all play in educating ourselves and the people around us on inclusively to ensure that everyone feels safe and welcome whether that be in schools, colleges, university, or in the workplace. Scott also discusses the benefits of the Just Like Us charity that works to empower the young LGBT+ community.  

  • Being ‘out’ as part of the LGBT+ community at work

    Tue 13th April 2021 The PDA

    Research carried out by Stonewall in 2018 discovered that when at work, becoming 'out' and open about your sexuality if you are part of the LGBT+ community was still a problem. Over 35% of LGBT+ workers admitted hiding their identity at work due to fear of discrimination, with this rising to 42% for LGBT+ BAME colleagues and 51% for transgender staff.  

  • Being BAME and LGBT+: My personal coming out story

    Tue 13th April 2021 The PDA

    In our latest LGBT+ Network Member article, Community Pharmacist Vimal Patel shares his personal coming out story. He also explores what it's like to be both BAME and LGBT in the community.  

  • LGBT+ Network invites nominations for upcoming elections

    Tue 13th April 2021 The PDA

    The PDA LGBT+ Pharmacists' Network has grown substantially over the last year and in the coming weeks, the PDA will be running an election for LGBT+ Officers to lead the network.  

  • LGBT+ History Month 2021

    Mon 15th February 2021 The PDA

    In the UK, LGBT+ History Month is celebrated during the month of February in order to coincide with the anniversary of the 2003 repeal of Section 28 in England and Wales, which declared that local authorities were not allowed to ‘intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality.’ Section 28 was abolished earlier in Scotland, in 2000. 

  • PDA celebrates reaching over 1,500 members across four equality networks in the first year

    Mon 4th January 2021 The PDA

    The PDA is celebrating reaching more than 1,500 memberships across the organisation’s four equality networks within the first year of their activity, demonstrating the importance to pharmacists of equality at work. 

  • LGBT+ Pharmacists’ Network Newsletter – December 2020

    Thu 17th December 2020 The PDA

    Welcome to the first PDA LGBT+ Pharmacists' Network newsletter! The network provides a structure through which members can work together to proactively address and campaign around sexual orientation discrimination and its causes and consequences. 

  • The PDA host their first LGBT+ network event

    Wed 29th July 2020 The PDA

    This virtual meeting was an opportunity for LGBT+ network members to discuss relevant issues in pharmacy, for both pharmacists and patients, as well as to talk about the future direction of the network. 

  • PDA launch equality networks on the 10th anniversary of the Equality Act

    Fri 10th April 2020 The PDA

    The PDA has launched three additional Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Networks for their growing membership. The Ability, BAME and LGBT networks will fit alongside the National Association of Women Pharmacists (NAWP), which became part of the PDA in January. The four networks will significantly advance the organisation’s work on equality. 

  • Improving Equality at Boots

    Wed 23rd January 2019 PDA Union

    A key objective of the PDA Union is to tackle inequality at work and when we say that, we mean our constitution explicitly states that we exist to “promote equality for all and to eliminate all forms of harassment, prejudice and unfair discrimination…”  

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