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Why is homophobia and discrimination against LGBT people still acceptable in the NHS, asks Drew Payne  

Why is homophobia and discrimination against LGBT people still acceptable in the NHS, asks Drew Payne

When I started my nurse training 25 years ago, I ran into a wall of homophobia. I was told by vocal colleagues that I only wanted to be a nurse to see naked men and that all gay men deserved to get AIDS.

I was also told that I was a danger to children and that God could heal me and make me ‘normal’. I endured this because it was 1990, and homophobia was what I expected as a gay man.

It is now 2015 and society has changed a lot since my student days. We are much more open and there are many legal protections against homophobia. My partner and I got married last year and I thought we had come so far. Then I was brought down to

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