The Guardian today reports findings that "Gay and bisexual men are neglected and sometimes discriminated against by a health service (NHS) that tends to focus solely on their sexual health, despite the fact they are more likely to self-harm, attempt suicide and experience depression, according to a major study".
Our GPs would be the obvious frontline for addressing this - shame their funding has been hit hard.
The article continues: Almost 6,900 gay and bisexual men across the UK who had used NHS healthcare services in the last year were surveyed by gay rights charity Stonewall. The survey reveals that a third have had a negative experience related to their sexuality. Confidence in confidentiality systems and lack of opportunities for discussion were so poor that the same proportion had not even come out to their GP or other staff. The men said they were more likely to be open about their sexual orientation with their manager and work colleagues than with healthcare professionals.