Doctors and homosexuality Homosexuals deserve better from doctors

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6941.1439a (Published 28 May 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1439
  1. V Calland,
  2. T Worden,
  3. B Williams,
  4. M C Hayes-Allen
  1. Lesbian and Gay Health Workers Association, PO Box 153, Manchester M60 1LP
  2. London NW3 5PB.

    EDITOR, - The correspondence1 concerning Lynn Rose's paper on homophobia2 was a major topic of the discussion at a recent monthly meeting of the Lesbian and Gay Health Workers Association. Members of the association represent a wide range of health workers, and we believe that we can offer a consolidated opinion for all homosexuals working in health care.

    We believe that it is essential to identify the key facts in the debate. Homophobia may be the wrong word for the attitude of malice towards homosexual people, but nothing can disguise the fact such an attitude can be found throughout the health service in a scattering of staff. Fortunately, an equal number of heterosexuals will support and defend the right …

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