Join the gay parade: doctors urged

On the eve of Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, a leading GP is urging doctors to march in the parade to show the profession’s support for ending discrimination.

Associate Professor Ruth McNair of the University of Melbourne wrote on Friday in the Medical Journal of Australia: “Individual health care providers have an obligation to be informed about the health issues faced by their [Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI)] patients.

“Common neutral responses, such as a belief that sexual

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