Equality and diversity: Sexual orientation
We were the first Royal College to have a presence at Pride events, led by our active LGBTQIA+ community group who champion the needs of both LGBTQIA+ patients and GPs.
We have been at the forefront in condemning conversion therapy and our LGBTQIA+ health hub promotes best patient care. If you would like to share your story or support our work, please get in touch below.
What we're doing
Gareth Patterson's story
"My name is Gareth Patterson. I was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and raised in a small village called Annahilt, just outside Hillsborough, County Down. I studied medicine at Queen’s University Belfast, graduating in 2012, and went on to do my Foundation Years and GP training locally – I think back now and wonder what it would have been like not to have been such a home bird at the time."
Share your story
We're eager to hear your experiences and perspectives. Please use this form to tell us your story.
Resources and support
Catch up on the conversation
- #TeamGP Perspectives on LGBT+ health
- #TeamGP Perspectives on LGBT+ Women in General Practice
- #TeamGP Perspectives on Pride
- Caring for LGBTQ+ patients, DGP and LCARM conference session
- LGBT+ health in NHS history panel discussion
Develop your knowledge
Resources on RCGP eLearning: