Gay brothers and sisters. . . You must come out. Come out to your relatives. . . come out to your friends. . . Come out to your neighbors. . . to your fellow workers. . . to the people who work where you eat and shop. . . break down the myths, destroy the lies and distortions. For your sake. For their sake. For the sake of the youngsters who are becoming scared.
One of the fundamental reasons why so many doctors become cynical and disillusioned is precisely because, when the abstract idealism has worn thin, they are uncertain about the value of the actual lives of the patients they are treating. This is not because they are callous or personally inhuman: it is because they live in and accept a society which is incapable of knowing what a human life is worth.