COMING OUT AS A GAY DOCTOR

Just my story with being gay and being an Optometrist; How was your coming out experience – did it affect your job?

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40 COMMENTS

  1. I've been a viewer for so long until I met you in person. You are not the nice person you pretend to be on camera. You are one of the most stuck-up and arrogant people I have met in my life! It's very difficult for me to fathom how our brothers and sisters before us sacrificed their lives for our freedoms so that we have this fucking tool so desperate for attention always thirst-baiting for views and subs. I'd respect you more if you just said hey I'm a porn star or a gay speedo model, but you try to pass it off as hey I'm so cultured, kind, and intelligent and I have soooo much to offer… but no, you do nothing but give people jerk off material. You are not the cultured god you think you are, you literally are just a tool and a douche, you know it too.

  2. As a teacher myself I'm so disgusted by an educator treating a student, even outside of school, like that, I am so sorry. Being a teacher is one profression I feel that people need to be as open minded as possbile. We teach students from all diferents walks of life, we should never make any of them feel like they are something they should ever hide. I'm happy things are working out for you and that you've become a role model now for people who will go through similar things.

  3. Hm, I think you make a very important and interesting point about how patients are more comfortable telling you things because they also know some of your personal life through youtube.
    For a very long time, doctors have been treated as this separate caste almost, and patient-doctor interactions are usually marked by a certain level of "professional" distance. And in one hand, you don't want to get too attached in order to be able to make rational, unbiased decisions of treatment. But on the other, it has always been a problem that patients feel vulnerable and shy and don't dare to honeslty share their health-related problems or ask for help etc. And with a lot of shifts of paradigm happening in health care anyway, it could be worth examining what positive effects it can have if a doctor is more open about their personal life, more approachable.

  4. Thnx 4 learning lesson. You're welcome to be my optometrist if you're nearby. I live in Memphis Texas but I see doctors in Pueblo Colorado, Raton New Mexico, Deming New Mexico areas.

  5. I'm in nursing school and a gay male. They told us you shouldn't reveal anything about your personal life, because patients can use anything you tell them to track you in some way

  6. wowy … wow, wow … what a fantastic video.
    Thank you so much for your honesty … you are helping many who’re struggling and the like!
    nicholas – sd,ca RN

  7. As a nurse, I never tell my patients when they ask. I circle around the question because with my patients being of an older generation they are usually not very agreeing. It is kind of hard because you do always have to be on your toes when they start asking questions.

  8. Thank you for this. I'm an openly gay anesthesiologist and during my training I've met several gay, lesbian and transgender anesthesiologist along the way. I forget how blessed I am to have a training like I had. People are people and I've met some "non-accepting" patients. I make sure to be the best physician I can be for them. "Be the change you want in the world."

  9. Doesn't matter with me now. But I just realized watching this video that if I had come out as gay when I was your age, I would probaby not even be alive today. Of course, about the time I graduated high school, the AIDS epidemic hit. A younger friend I grew up with who was obviously gay to everyone else contracted HIV within a few years of my graduation & died within about 5 years. I would not have been able to work in the restaurant or bank that I worked in, due to all the prejudice in the small rural area I lived in. I went thru years of unemployment just because I wasn't married with kids. People around here just wouldn't hire a single guy for an office job. The first bank I worked at wouldn't even hire a black woman. Even after moving to a large city after age 40, employment was hard. I experienced reverse discrimination for being a single, white man. And probably even moreso for being open to a few of my fellow City employees. I'm sure word got around so that my permanency status & benefits never went thru like it did with other employees, even those hired after me. Socially, I was much more open. But even then, it was only to a degree because of the very large influence of the Southern Baptist churches there. Before then, I'd never really had the chance to socialize. I tried to become a part of the small gay community there. You would think they would be supportive of each other, considering the hardships. But as soon as I got dumped by someone I'd dated for over a year, I was ostracized from that community. So, I moved back to my small, rural, homphobic home town & went back to being alone. Years have come & gone. Life isn't any better. I still struggle to get by. It's just the way it is. It's nice to know that someone like you has done so well in life. And can be an inspiration to others. It would have been nice to have had someone like you around when I was young. I'm still living a silent life.

  10. Sometimes I don’t know what to say when older ladies that i talk to will ask, β€œI can’t believe you are such a beautiful boy and you have no girlfriend.” Most of the times I just don’t say anything.

  11. Well she judged you when She did not want you to examine her Everyone else that was the same way they judged to The Bible says judge not that ye be not judged for the same judgment that you judged it shall be measured back to you so they are only hurting themself

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