US: Californian Doctor Diagnoses Gay Patient With ‘Chronic Homosexual Disease’
Earlier this year, Matthew Moore said he started seeing the new doctor who suggested he undergo a complete physical examination.
The tests revealed that he was B-12 deficient, and had high blood pressure and high cholesterol — conditions that Mr Moore joked were “normal for me”.
When Mr Moore, who is openly gay, went back to the Manhattan Beach office to discuss these findings, the nurse gave him the results of his physical.
Among other diagnoses, the doctor listed “homosexual behavior (302.0)”.
“Homosexual behavior” was also listed as a “chronic condition” on Mr Moore’s patient plan.
He said: “My jaw was on the floor.
“At first, I kind of laughed, I thought, ‘Here’s another way that gay people are lessened and made to feel less-than,’ and then as I thought about it and as I dealt with it, it angered me.
“When I look up code 302.0 and its sexual deviancy or mental illness, and that code has been removed or suggested heavily not to be used since 1973″.