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BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 14 November 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:S3b-7169

Unless the British are more tolerant than their Canadian counterparts, lesbian or gay doctors suffer a fair amount of discrimination in their working lives. The Gay and Lesbian Association of Doctors and Dentists aims to combat discrimination and to provide professional and personal support for gay, lesbian and bisexual doctors and dentists. There is a website at or you can contact them on 0701 070 5606. The BMA has also issued new guidance on discrimination against same sex couples, and has set its own house in order by offering the lower rate “spouse” subscription to couples of all orientations. The document is free for members, and available to non-members from the BMJ Bookshop on 0171 383 6244.

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