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Demand Ball Memorial Hospital Stop Discriminating Against LGBT Patients

Offbeat  (tags: Hospital, Patients, treatment )

- 3194 days ago -
On July 18th, transgender woman Erin Vaught made a trip to the emergency room at Ball Memorial Hospital. She was coughing up blood and expected treatment for a lung condition.


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Jean Lord (46)
Saturday October 23, 2010, 12:19 pm
All people should be treated medically without concern for their sexual preferences. It's the business of the hospital to give good care to all patients.

. (0)
Saturday October 23, 2010, 12:35 pm
Does the hippocratic oath mean anything?

Jaclin S (230)
Saturday October 23, 2010, 12:46 pm
Oh come on - really - what does this matter everyone is who they are - likewise everyone is entitled to proper medical care - I think these pple need to get a good understanding of their profession and what they have sworn to uphold then open their minds to a better understanding of the differences in all pples and their right to be different and live their lives accordingly - so long as they do no harm. TY Tarequl Peace & Harmony

Susan Pernot (75)
Saturday October 23, 2010, 3:26 pm
done people are people and deserve equal treatment

Patricia N (41)
Saturday October 23, 2010, 4:02 pm
signed and noted. Makes no difference who they are they are people and should be treated as such not like they are monsters.

Mary T (178)
Saturday October 23, 2010, 5:47 pm
Done, everyone deserves to be treated equal.

Carol H (229)
Saturday October 23, 2010, 6:57 pm
thanks Tarequl, noted. excellent comments!

linda b (186)
Saturday October 23, 2010, 7:10 pm
It does'nt matter what sexual preference people are, they are human beings first and foremost and should be treated and respected as such. Thank you Tarequl.

Ashley T (2)
Saturday October 23, 2010, 9:37 pm
Signed. What a terrible thing to do for a person. Being fired and subsequently not hired for sexual orientation. But to be denied necessary medical care? That's taking things way too far.

Saturday October 23, 2010, 11:36 pm
Why have so many people totally lost the plot??? I am constantly in a state of amazement at the unfairness in this world! Being kind, loving and non-judgmental is easy to do and even FEELS good! I DO wish people would try it!!!

KS Goh (0)
Sunday October 24, 2010, 12:08 am
Thanks for the info.

patricia lasek (317)
Sunday October 24, 2010, 4:17 am
already signed. What gives them the right to deny anyone treatment?

Francisco Carvalho (106)
Sunday October 24, 2010, 10:17 am
Signed Thanks.

Re S (49)
Sunday October 24, 2010, 12:17 pm
The link only took me as far as Here is the petition's url:

As an androgyne, I come across medical discrimination all the time. It's saddening and humiliating. Doctors should be given sensitivity training before their licenses.

Sunday October 24, 2010, 3:05 pm
Signed and note.
It makes me ashamed of myself

Sandy G (35)
Sunday October 24, 2010, 7:18 pm
Signed and thanks Re S. for the link.

Elizabeth D. (0)
Sunday October 24, 2010, 10:10 pm
This is upsetting but not surprising. Many people face discrimination by the medical community. Medicine is a very corrupt business.

Dan(iel) M (25)
Monday October 25, 2010, 5:08 am
Noted & Signed.

Cathy K (0)
Tuesday October 26, 2010, 6:03 am
Those refusing medical treatment to ill patients need to be fired and punished. If it is the hospital itself, it needs to be fined and shut down.

Jennifer M (78)
Tuesday October 26, 2010, 11:09 am

Julia S (16)
Tuesday October 26, 2010, 3:00 pm
Signed, thanks.

Mervi R (74)
Thursday October 28, 2010, 2:29 pm
noted, already signed
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