Don't you mean "Gay Patient"?
After a day of Ferguson coverage, here's another story from the "Wait, What Year Is This?" department. Matthew Moore, a 46-year-old man from Los Angeles, went to the doctor for a routine check-up earlier this year, and the examination turned up some of the standard middle-aged man bug-a-boos: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and a B-12 deficiency. Also, he was diagnosed with a chronic condition, namely "Homosexual behavior (302.0)."
It's not just when he smokes chronic, you know. Oh, that's not what it means?
Said Moore, "when I look up code 302.0 and it's sexual deviancy or mental illness, and that code has been removed or suggested heavily not to be used since 1973...my jaw was on the floor."
"At first, I kind of laughed, I thought, 'Here's another way that gay people are lessened and made to feel less-than,'" said Moore, "then as I thought about it and as I dealt with it, it angered me." Moore didn't dispute the doctor's accuracy in calling him homosexual, but obviously took issue with the fact that she referred to it as a disease.