Monday, September 10, 2007

The Gay Rights Movement

At the same time that the women's movement was gaining strength, the gay rights movement was beginning to bring millions of gay men and lesbians out of the closet. A growing awareness of gay culture has since been felt in politics, religion, art, film, music, dance, fashion, television, and of course, medicine.
Although medicine is traditionally quite conservative in its approach to social change, more and more doctors have come out of the closet and established gay-friendly practices.

  • Insurance companies have been forced to stop redlining zip codes with heavily gay demographics.

Gay physician groups on the Internet include:

  • Bay Area Physicians for Human Rights

  • Gay and Lesbian Medical Association

  • American Medical Student Association's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health Action Committee

  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Health Science Librarians

  • Next: The Sexual Revolution

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