Last night I found myself at the hospital. Nothing too serious, but I noticed a graphic on the room’s computer’s idle slideshow.
This is a rather strange thing to boast about, isn’t it?
I am routinely told that the LGBT community is no different than the heterosexual community. When I note that sexually transmitted diseases plague the gay male community, I’m told it’s merely a coincidence and unrelated to living a gay sexual lifestyle. I am told the same thing when they are confronted with the extra cancer risks of those active in a same sex sexual lifestyle.
I still find this odd given that I and no one I know has been asked if they are LGBT when checked into a hospital.
What is so different about LGBT healthcare from heterosexual healthcare that the Human Rights Campaign feels it necessary to ‘notice’ Yale New Haven Hospital? What is so different about the LGBT community that they need different healthcare?