Additionally, doctors not comfortable with LGBT patients can convey awkwardness or embarrassment, hindering good communication and prompt treatment. Gay and bisexual characters have featured in Doctor Who before, such as Captain Jack and River Song, but this is the first time the Doctor's permanent companion has been openly gay. Mackie said it had been "kind of insane" to be the centre of attention since she was announced in the role last April, despite not being seen on screen until this Easter. This series of Doctor Who will be Peter Capaldi's last, as the actor is due to hand over the key to the Tardis during this year's Christmas special. GLMA achieves its goals by using expertise in medicine and healthcare in professional education, public policy work, patient education and referrals, and the promotion of research.
Finding an LGBT-friendly doctor is often like finding a needle in a very straight haystack.
Doctor Who's Bill Potts to be show's first openly gay companion
Anthony and Hoffman hope that QSpaces will help close that gap. It's sort of like being welcomed into a family and all the fans have been really welcoming. Anthony, a medical student, and Hoffman, a designer, surveyed more than people and found that finding LGBT-competent healthcare was more important than inclusive housing, restaurants or other options. Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player. It's an amazing platform for me and it opens a lot of doors that wouldn't necessarily have been open before - it's very exciting.
LGBT people face a unique range of issues and health disparities, which can be exacerbated by medical staff not versed in their needs. Copying or modification of its content and underlying structure is forbidden without express written permission. I believe that true, well-told stories have the power to change the world for good. Logo and all related marks and designs are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. Lesbian and bi women for example, are significantly less likely to be screened for cervical cancer because some providers assume HPV is only transmitted through heterosexual sex. Elsewhere on the BBC. Media playback is unsupported on your device.