There's an epidemic! We've all been diagnosed with the gay!!!
Gay California man, Matthew Moore, has gone public following a doctor's "diagnosis" of his "chronic homosexual behavior."
A doctor in California has diagnosed a gay man with chronic "homosexual behavior" after a routine medical examination, which she later defended was still medically classified as a "disease".
At the suggestion of an attorney, he later returned to the office to let the doctor explain her decision.
Asked about how a person could be treated for homosexual behavior, the doctor said that it was "still up to debate" and that being gay is "still being thought of as a disease".
Unsatisfied with his doctor's response, Mr Moore wrote a letter to the Torrance Memorial Physician Network and received a note of apology in return.
He also received his $30 (£19.30) co-pay insurance fee back.
Heidi Assigal, senior director of Torrance Health Association, Inc., wrote: "We fully appreciate your frustration and anger related to your experience and are committed to ensuring that such events are not repeated.
"We would like to unequivocally state that the Torrance Memorial Physician Network does not view homosexuality as a disease or a chronic condition and we do not endorse or approve of the use of Code 302.0 as a diagnosis for homosexuality."
Mr Moore said he does not plan to file a lawsuit against the doctor, who he asked remain anonymous to protect her reputation.
What a quack! And while it's certainly classy of Mr. Moore to be concerned for the doctor's reputation, we wonder if potential patients would be better served to know of her medically disproved stance so that they can steer clear of her?
Gays have enough to worry about. We don't need to inadvertently walk into the exam room of a doctor who thinks we're chronically ill simply for existing.
At least Moore got that co-pay back!