CINspirational People is a new feature of Good Things Going Around profiling diverse people of Greater Cincinnati, what inspires them, and what is inspiring about them. Where you grew up, how old you are, where you went to high school, what your degree is in, any hobbies, basically, anything you would like to say! Growing up on the west side of Cincinnati, I always knew I was different from most of the people around me, and I eventually discovered it was because of my sexuality.
Well into a training program to help a senior living community staff better understand LGBT residents came the part that really explains why so many older people fear they'll have to go back in the closet if they move to senior housing — history. In the s, the United States banned gay immigrants and the American Psychiatric Association listed homosexuality as a mental disorder. Then came the AIDS epidemic, years of activism, and, finally, marriage equality.
The issue of inclusion and training staff and leadership on how retirement communities can better understand Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender LGBT residents and be more welcoming of all received a boost of awareness in recent months. Lawsuits filed by senior women who claim to have been mistreated because of their sexual orientation by two different retirement communities resulted in major national news stories. What happened in St.
Via Pandagon: Thirty-six-year-old Florida resident Jaime Beiler went to the doctor for a bronchitis checkup back in March of last year, making an appointment with a physician's assistant because her regular doc was out of town. At the end of the appointment, the physician's assistant, Dawn Pope-Wright, left an envelope for Beiler at the reception desk. When Beiler opened the envelope, she found "photocopied pages including Bible verses that denounced homosexuality and asserted God can help her change," the Associated Press reported Friday. In case you hadn't guessed, Beiler is a lesbian.
A national society of physician assistants PA this week rejected a resolution that would have banned all efforts to alter sexual orientation. Instead, it passed one that would not restrict PAs from helping those with unwanted homosexual desires. PAs, health care professionals who are licensed or credentialed to practice medicine with physician supervision, function as the Primary Care provider for many patients in the United States.
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A new Pointless Theatre production explores the highs and lows of the life of Carmen Miranda, center, played here by Sharalys Silva. Photo courtesy Pointless. Pointless Theatre.
Units respond to the scene of a reported crash with entrapment in Paradise Township on April 30, All four were killed on impact, with the cause of death identified as multiple blunt force trauma due to a two-vehicle crash. There will be no autopsy but toxicologies were drawn, the release said. Units were dispatched to the scene of the reported crash with entrapment on Route 30 near Pine Road and Mary Street around a.
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A Kissimmee doctor gave a lesbian materials calling homosexuality "detestable" and "sexually impure," prompting the woman and a national gay-rights group to file a complaint with the state. Former Kissimmee resident Jamie Beiler, 36, had finished a follow-up appointment for bronchitis in March when she received a sealed manila envelope that a physician's assistant said contained medical information, said Karen Doering, senior counsel for the National Center for Lesbian Rights, based in San Francisco. Heritage Family Physicians P. John R.