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‘That’s a bit gay for work’: medicine is not doing enough for LGBTQ+ colleagues

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  • Contributors The idea for this paper was born in the desire to increase LGBTQ+ representation within undergraduate and postgraduate medical training, changing the shape of our profession and its culture. VC and WLB are both LGBTQ+ advocates and members of the community. As such, they have both openly spoken about their journeys and experiences in public forums, raising awareness and calling for action. VC has reached out to numerous colleagues and members of the LGBTQ+ community for input, advice and guidance with this paper. WLB has advised on the overall trajectory of this letter and its purpose.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.