Originally Posted by maverick_kitten
thats what i was thinking.
Shouldnt you go for the best person for the job, not the one who happens to be the same religion/ethnicity/sexual orientation as you?
hmm... i dont know. i see their point but i dont know how i feel about it.
My two cents:
I'm gay, and it is MUCH easier to go to a doctor or any type of business where they don't look at you like you are some kind of freak for being gay. I know plenty of gay doctors that I would never go to, but all things being equal, I'd chose the gay one or at least the gay-accepting one.
I'm fortunate to live in South Florida, where it is not a big deal to be gay. I live in the middle of white picket fense town, and there are gays and straights living next to each other with nobody bothering anyone. It's not that way, tho, in most of this country, and it is getting worse every day.
I'm not one of those people that hangs out in clubs with only gay peeps, either. Half of our friends are straight.