Gay Doctors Ireland

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Gay Doctors Ireland (GDI) is an organisation of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) physicians and medical students in Ireland. It was founded in 2010 as Ireland's first association for LGBT doctors.[1][2]


GDI is an educational, professional and social support network for LGBT doctors and medical students. The group's inaugural annual general meeting featured Doctor Jesse Ehrenfeld of Harvard University.[1][3][4]


Among the issues addressed by the group is the Irish Blood Transfusion Service controversial ban on gay men donating blood.[5][6] In September 2011, GDI criticised Deputy Brian Walsh's efforts to deny surgery to transgender patients.[7][8]

In April 2011, GDI announced an annual LGBT Health Research Bursary for medical students, the first of its kind in Ireland.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b McDonagh, Michelle (April 4, 2010). "Gay and lesbian doctors find a voice". Irish Times.  Full version on GDI website here [1].
  2. ^ Cosgrave, Terence; Connors, Aoife (April 28, 2010). "Changing conservative views". Irish Medical Times. 
  3. ^ Kelly, Pat (April 15, 2010). "First Irish gay doctors AGM". Medical Independent. 
  4. ^ Mudiwa, Lloyd (May 4, 2010). "Making medicine more inclusive". Irish Medical News. [dead link] (copy on GDI website here [2])
  5. ^ Mudiwa, Lloyd (May 4, 2010). "Gay Doctors Ireland criticise blood transfusion ban". Irish Medical News. The interim Chairman of Gay Doctors Ireland (GDI) has said the IBTS (Irish Blood Transfusion Service) policy of refusing blood donations from gay men is "unscientific" and outdated. [dead link]
  6. ^ Author Ethan Troy-Barnes (2011-10-04). "Flesh and Blood - University Observer". Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  7. ^  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ Gartland, Fiona (September 14, 2011). "State paid for 14 sex-change operations over five years". The Irish Times. 
  9. ^ Fogarty, James (April 21, 2011). "First LGBT health bursary announced". Medical Independent. 

External links[edit]