In 1980 he was one of three founding members of the Gay Medical Information Society. He went on to found the Gay Medical Association and subsequently GLADD. He was also a director of the Terrence Higgins Trust.
His partner for many years, Teck Ong, died in 2004.
http://www.bma.org.uk/equality_diversity/sexual_orientation/LGBTDoctors.jsp?page=10#.T8JpuVL5Aow British Medical Association page about David Harvey.
- http://www.theguardian.com/science/2010/jun/15/david-harvey-obituary Obituary in The Guardian.