Talk:Homosexuality and disease

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Oh for heaven's sake. Look, I understand you want to create a politically biased 'resource', but you can't to educate anyone with completely WRONG information. This is ignorant ill-informed nonsense. If you have evidence that "promiscuous homosexuals" are contracting Macrolide-Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae (MRSP) by breathing on each other, the medical world would be very keen to know about it. It is a respiratory tract infection, and an ENTIRELY different condition to MRSA.

Also, it is utterly, COMPLETELY incorrect to say that either MRSP or MRSA are "spread primarily by promiscuous homosexuals". MRSA is VERY CLEARLY primarily spread in hospitals. Go ahead and write an article that slams contemporary health systems for letting this virulent disease become so prevalent in hospitals if you like, but you are utterly wrong on this issue. You might along the way point out that the average American is about 27 times more likely to contract MRSA by going into their local hospital than by 'succumbing to the gay lifestyle'. Yes, 27 TIMES. Billabong 21:21, 29 March 2008 (EDT)

Banned for comment above

I was banned after I posted that message above, and since I have now gone ahead and removed the MRSP reference, I feel I need to protect myself as I try to help make this encyclopedia more trustworthy. Please refer to the discussion on Talk:Gay man plague, where the debate continued. Billabong 22:49, 6 April 2008 (EDT)

No bad connotation?

About this part: The term "gay disease" originally carried no bad connotation

I find it hard to believe that this term hadn't had any sort of bad connotation from the beginning. The "explanation" given is that the unnamed physician who allegedly coined the term (sources or at least a name would be a big help) was a homosexual, but that isn't really cutting it in my opinion. At best, it's a sign that it most likely wasn't meant to have bad connotations, but that's not what the article claims, unless you silently redefine "originally" to mean "before anybody else knew the term".

If there are reliable and at least borderline unbiased sources that actually prove or at least document this, please provide them. --JBrown 19:46, 10 May 2008 (EDT)

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