Gay Groups Seek More Questions About Sexual Orientation Health in Next Census

Sep 11, 2012 Full story: International Business Times 307

If there is one good thing that the controversial comparison of the health of gay people and smokers by the head of the Australian Christian Lobby group has achieved, it is to seek more information on the health of homosexuals.

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“Engaged to the love of my life”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#1 Sep 11, 2012
As they said, no matter what proof or facts are brought forward, the anti-gay will always dismiss it as being set up by gays.

Since: Sep 12

Sydney, Australia

#2 Sep 11, 2012
Oh, great. Like the HIV Clinic at St. Vincent's Hospital in Sydney needs more funding. NOT.

“Engaged to the love of my life”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#3 Sep 11, 2012
Midnight Mystery Muster wrote:
Oh, great. Like the HIV Clinic at St. Vincent's Hospital in Sydney needs more funding. NOT.
They aren't talking about that...but while you're bringing it up, you'd rather people suffer in extreme pain until they die?

Since: Sep 12

Sydney, Australia

#4 Sep 11, 2012
Lacez wrote:
They aren't talking about that...but while you're bringing it up, you'd rather people suffer in extreme pain until they die?
No, it's just that, in Australia at least, the GLBT community is already way, way, way overfunded when it comes to allocation of the health dollar.

When I was younger, I hurt my knee and it got infected. I needed an operation and was in hospital for 2 months. Even after leaving hospital, I was on antibiotics for many more months and had to go back regularly to 2 x outpatient clinics for review: one was the Orthopaedic Clinic, and the other was Infectious Diseases. There's no separate Infectious Diseases clinic per se, so, because most patients that the Infectious Diseases team saw were HIV patients, I had to go to the HIV Clinic for review.

What an eye-opener!

The Orthopaedic Clinic was a hell-hole of barely controlled chaos, with at least 50 patientsw waiting for 3 or 4 hours to be seen, with physiotherapists in such short supply that you'd have to wait ANOTHER hour after seeing the specialist, to see the physiotherapist. Patients were so grumpy sometimes they'd lose their temper and wedge themselves in between another patient and the nurse when they thought the other patient was jumping the queue and seeing the nurse before it's their turn.

Nothing unusual, you say. Typical of outpatient clinics at busy inner-city hospitals, you say.

The HIV Clinic was serene, air-conditioned, beautifully decorated, with the most polite receptionist staff who'd even make you drinks. Never more than 2 people in the waiting room at any one time. The cleanest toilets I've seen in that hospital. Never had to wait for more than 15 minutes at the most. Happy fluffy white marshmallow clouds floating all around.

“Engaged to the love of my life”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#5 Sep 12, 2012
Midnight Mystery Muster wrote:
<quoted text>
No, it's just that, in Australia at least, the GLBT community is already way, way, way overfunded when it comes to allocation of the health dollar.
When I was younger, I hurt my knee and it got infected. I needed an operation and was in hospital for 2 months. Even after leaving hospital, I was on antibiotics for many more months and had to go back regularly to 2 x outpatient clinics for review: one was the Orthopaedic Clinic, and the other was Infectious Diseases. There's no separate Infectious Diseases clinic per se, so, because most patients that the Infectious Diseases team saw were HIV patients, I had to go to the HIV Clinic for review.
What an eye-opener!
The Orthopaedic Clinic was a hell-hole of barely controlled chaos, with at least 50 patientsw waiting for 3 or 4 hours to be seen, with physiotherapists in such short supply that you'd have to wait ANOTHER hour after seeing the specialist, to see the physiotherapist. Patients were so grumpy sometimes they'd lose their temper and wedge themselves in between another patient and the nurse when they thought the other patient was jumping the queue and seeing the nurse before it's their turn.
Nothing unusual, you say. Typical of outpatient clinics at busy inner-city hospitals, you say.
The HIV Clinic was serene, air-conditioned, beautifully decorated, with the most polite receptionist staff who'd even make you drinks. Never more than 2 people in the waiting room at any one time. The cleanest toilets I've seen in that hospital. Never had to wait for more than 15 minutes at the most. Happy fluffy white marshmallow clouds floating all around.
People who are dying of an unforgiving disease SHOULD get that treatment. You had way less of a problem than them, yet you would take the comfort away from dying, suffering people just so you can wait a little shorter?
While I do understand the waiting times are horrid when you have an injury requiring quick attention, it's not a matter of money, the issue is the management of the facility. If they take in a patient with a cold before a patient with a stick in their leg, that's mismanagement.
Also, why are you mentioning LGBT? It has nothing to do with this. Straight people have HIV and AIDS too, you know.
mojo

Port Lincoln, Australia

#6 Sep 13, 2012
Lacez wrote:
<quoted text>
They aren't talking about that...but while you're bringing it up, you'd rather people suffer in extreme pain until they die?
the extreme pain suffered by dying gays should be broadcast 24/7 on live tv, the comedy channel perhaps, so everyone can enjoy watching the dirty arse bandits die :-)
Indian Man

Adelaide, Australia

#7 Sep 13, 2012
Gay groups (gang) raped me, repeatedly. I was calling out for Ganesha the whole time!!
mojo

Port Lincoln, Australia

#8 Sep 13, 2012
Indian Man wrote:
Gay groups (gang) raped me, repeatedly. I was calling out for Ganesha the whole time!!
lucky you didnt repeatedly call out for George Michael & he appeared
Indian Man

Adelaide, Australia

#9 Sep 13, 2012
Sometimes I call out for.... Bowie. David Bowie is a national hero in my homeland of India.

“Engaged to the love of my life”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#10 Sep 13, 2012
Indian Man wrote:
Sometimes I call out for.... Bowie. David Bowie is a national hero in my homeland of India.
You know that Bowie was bisexual, right?

“Engaged to the love of my life”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#11 Sep 13, 2012
mojo wrote:
<quoted text>the extreme pain suffered by dying gays should be broadcast 24/7 on live tv, the comedy channel perhaps, so everyone can enjoy watching the dirty arse bandits die :-)
Straight people have AIDS and HIV too, you dimwit...I'd say it'd be gun to see you die slowly of AIDS.
Chinese Power Ranger

Podgorica, Montenegro

#12 Sep 13, 2012
Homosexual Canada!!!
AIDS and HIV!!!
Shame on Canada!!!!
Shame shame shame!!!
ROOF HAHA CACA

Brisbane, Australia

#13 Sep 13, 2012
Lacez wrote:
<quoted text>
They aren't talking about that...but while you're bringing it up, you'd rather people suffer in extreme pain until they die?
YES I WOULD

if they take it up the arse or put a needle in their arm and too stupld to use protection or steralize then why should I care or pay for their health care?

LET THEM DIE IN PAIN

and maybe the others will learn

“Engaged to the love of my life”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#14 Sep 13, 2012
ROOF HAHA CACA wrote:
<quoted text>
YES I WOULD
if they take it up the arse or put a needle in their arm and too stupld to use protection or steralize then why should I care or pay for their health care?
LET THEM DIE IN PAIN
and maybe the others will learn
You are an inhumane and idiotic troll.

By your thinking, people in accidents should suffer and not get any treatment because they were the ones who were driving stupidly, or not looking where they were going, or they didn't fix their brake lights, et cetera.
ROOF HAHA CACA

Brisbane, Australia

#15 Sep 13, 2012
Lacez wrote:
<quoted text>
You are an inhumane and idiotic troll.
By your thinking, people in accidents should suffer and not get any treatment because they were the ones who were driving stupidly, or not looking where they were going, or they didn't fix their brake lights, et cetera.
you got it toots
you fast learner for a chick
who says aussie women stupld?
Oh Yeah .... ME
HAHAHAHa

think of money save in health
need it for welfare
Revolver of Reason

Sydney, Australia

#16 Sep 13, 2012
Lacez wrote:
<quoted text>
You are an inhumane and idiotic troll.
By your thinking, people in accidents should suffer and not get any treatment because they were the ones who were driving stupidly, or not looking where they were going, or they didn't fix their brake lights, et cetera.
Having unprotected sex with strangers in public toilets =/= an accident

Its a lifestyle choice and they have to live (or die) with the consequences.

“Engaged to the love of my life”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#17 Sep 13, 2012
Revolver of Reason wrote:
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Having unprotected sex with strangers in public toilets =/= an accident
Its a lifestyle choice and they have to live (or die) with the consequences.
That's very little of the gay population. That's like saying straight people all cheat with their secretaries and get divorced 3 times.

Also, it's not a choice, mister troll.

“Engaged to the love of my life”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#18 Sep 13, 2012
ROOF HAHA CACA wrote:
<quoted text>
you got it toots
you fast learner for a chick
who says aussie women stupld?
Oh Yeah .... ME
HAHAHAHa
think of money save in health
need it for welfare
What the hell are you on about?
Who ever said I was an Australian woman? You're ridiculous xD
I'm a Canadian man.
Midnight Express

Australia

#19 Sep 13, 2012
Lacez wrote:
<quoted text>
What the hell are you on about?
Who ever said I was an Australian woman? You're ridiculous xD
I'm a Canadian man.
there no men in Canada, just soft c ocks

“Fair & Balanced”

Since: Jul 12

wherever there's a mine

#20 Sep 13, 2012
I feel sorry for my kids because they way the world is going free speech will mean as long as you don't upset anyone. When the f*ck did everyone get so over-sensitive? If gays die from aids then its there fault for not taking every reasonable step to avoid getting it. If you die from smoking then it's your fault. If I say something against abos as long as it is true - no matter how inflammatory - it should be allowed.

Our right to criticise is being eliminated by over-sensitive vocal minorities that have more political clout than me - a white, married man with kids with mortgage & job. Life isn't meant to be fair.

You want a d*ck up your @ss then that's your choice but be responsible for all consequences that come with that lifestyle. You want choose to be a lazy, whinging, drunk, glue sniffing, unemployed abo then you should not be entitled to 1 cent more than what a white person has spent on them.

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