Dr. Smith's Dream

Health Care for Gay Men by Gay Men

Dr Smith believes that health care for gay men should be provided by gay men.  He applauds straight and/or female health care workers who are open-minded and supportive of men who have sex with men, but his experience has been that gay/bi male patients are often not completely honest with them and that heterosexual (or lesbian!) bias creeps into their treatment.  If women are entitled to care by female health-care providers, gay men are entitled to care by gay men.  He would like to see a clinic similar to the Women’s Health Clinic in Winnipeg that would be run by gay men and be at least partially government-funded. It would be a place where the full diversity of men who have sex with men are treated by a team of gay health professionals and would function as a center for education, research and advocacy on gay male health issues.