Welcome to equalityMD, your inclusive telehealth community! Get ready to receive affirming care in the comfort of your home, office, dorm room, or wherever. We’ll meet you where you are and our network of providers will deliver care on your terms.
With equalityMD, it’s simple: Your health. Your way.
Although laws and social norms have evolved, 56% of the nation’s 40 million LGBTQ+ patients still experience discrimination. 28% don’t bother to seek care. Of those that do, only 12% fully come out to their providers as their authentic selves.
Without equitable care, underserved LGBTQ+ patients risk suffering from preventable health and wellness hardships that can destroy families and entire communities.
You need someone that will listen to you, not just diagnose you.
equalityMD is dedicated to providing inclusive, personalized care to everyone. We prioritize your personal identities and unique life experiences to ensure that you’re fully heard.
equalityMD started in January 2015 as a LGBTQ+ multimedia and marketing company, Q Media. In 2019, we became a LGBTQ+ consumer behavioral data analytics company, Equality Rewards and went through a national technology accelerator, Lighthouse Labs. In early 2020, we launched our initial product. Then COVID-19 stopped the world.
Upon assessing the historic and systemic healthcare inequities laid bare by the pandemic, our Founder & CEO, Justin Ayars (a former healthcare trial lawyer), transformed Equality Rewards into equalityMD in December 2020.
equalityMD is an inclusive telehealth community working to bridge glaring healthcare disparity gaps by creating equitable solutions to societal and institutional problems.
Our goal is to empower individuals to be their full, authentic selves throughout their unique healthcare journeys. At equalityMD, you’ll receive the care you need and the respect you deserve. We’re curing systemic inequities, democratizing care, and making patients the superheroes of their own healthcare stories.
You deserve to be treated with respect. You deserve affirming care. You deserve the right to choose your doctor. equalityMD is for the LGBTQ+ community and its allies who are looking for providers that will make them feel welcome, safe, and heard.