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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.

 

  • “Why are some voices louder than others?” A reflection on ‘acceptable’ LGBT+ identity

    Sun 27th November 2022 The PDA

    In our latest member voice, senior clinical lead at LVNDR Health and co-opted member of the PDA LGBT+ Network, Josh Wells (he/him) reflects on ‘acceptable’ LGBT+ identity and meaningful representation in the LGBT+ community. 

  • Transgender Day of Remembrance 2022

    Fri 18th November 2022 The PDA

    Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is taking place on 20 November. This day is an annual event that honours the memory of transgender people whose lives have been lost due to anti-transgender violence.  

  • PDA LGBT+ Network has a presence at Manchester Pride for the first time

    Wed 21st September 2022 The PDA

    The PDA was delighted to have a presence at Manchester Pride this year for the first time. 

  • Attending London Pride 2022

    Wed 10th August 2022 The PDA

    London Pride took place on 2 July 2022 and PDA LGBT+ Network member and second-year pharmacy student, Eva Martin (they/them) was in attendance. Here they share the theme of this year's London Pride and what it meant to them to attend. Also, learn more about the PDA LGBT+ Network's presence at Manchester Pride this year. 

  • PDA LGBT+ Network praise the introduction of pronoun badges at LloydsPharmacy

    Wed 20th July 2022 The PDA

    The PDA LGBT+ Network has welcomed the news that LloydsPharmacy has introduced personal pronouns on name badges and are encouraging colleagues to wear them.  

  • PDA LGBT+ Network launch resources to support LGBT+ inclusive education

    Thu 2nd June 2022 The PDA

    June is Pride month which each year celebrates LGBT+ communities around the world. In honour of the month, this year, the PDA LGBT+ Network is launching a range of resources as part of an ongoing #LGBTplusMPharm campaign to update the curriculum at Schools of Pharmacy where LGBT+ inclusion is lacking. 

  • LGBT+ Pharmacists’ Network Newsletter – April 2022

    Wed 20th April 2022 The PDA

    In this April update, read about how cervical cancer screenings can be improved for transgender men and non-binary people. Also, read about the research showing that the LGBT+ community is facing poorer health and social care outcomes compared to other members of society.  

  • Celebrating LGBT+ History Month 2022

    Fri 11th February 2022 The PDA

    LGBT+ History month takes place in February every year and is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the LGBT+ community and to observe the progress made towards achieving equality.  

  • Pharmacist Education Summit: Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

    Sat 5th February 2022 The PDA

    Earlier this week on 2 February, Health Education England (HEE) and the Pharmacy Schools Council (PhSC) held a Pharmacist Education Summit on Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) aimed at pharmacy educators. 

  • PDA LGBT+ Network responds to government consultation on conversion therapy

    Mon 24th January 2022 The PDA

    The government has committed to banning so-called conversion therapy, a practice in which attempts are made to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of an LGBT+ person.  

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