Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Return from Unexpected Hiatus

Wow, hard to believe it's been a month since I last posted anything here! Also kind of hard to believe that I haven't been blogging about all the things I've seen and done the last 3 months (and there's oh so much to tell). Didn't mean to not post . . . oops.

Days have become long again, now that I'm on ob/gyn. It's an abomination to wake up and be at the hospital before dawn. Thankfully, the break of dawn is slowly creeping earlier and earlier in the day such that by the time I get to the hospital, the cracks of daylight begin to alight the horizon.

But before I get back into my day to day, week to week, month to month recount, there are 2 things I came across on Facebook recently.

On Being Gay in Medicine: A Leading Harvard Pediatrician's Story
This is an amazingly written (albeit long) article. The author recalls how when he was in med school, you had to stay closeted otherwise your career can be ruined at a whim. It's almost weird reading about that and about how much things have changed. Things are getting better, but there's always some room for improvement. I think this article resonated with many people, gay/bi/straight/otherwise.

It Gets Better at Brigham Young University

This is a really touching YouTube vid I saw posted. Very well done (albeit long-ish) and very moving. It's not secret that BYU is among the least LGBT-friendly campuses in the nation, but it's reassuring to know that even there things are changing for the better. Definitely worth watching the whole thing.

4 comments:

SCalRF said...

That Harvard guy's story is pretty amazing. It's great that things are getting so much better in the medical field.

naturgesetz said...

I haven't read the article yet, but I did watch the video. I'm sure it will be very encouraging to gay students at BYU. It looks as if BYU may no longer deserve the reputation of being among the least LGBT-friendly campuses in the country.

It's getting better.

R said...

Was the video 'okayed' by BYU? I doubt it.

Aek said...

SCalRF: Yeah, pretty amazing indeed!

naturgesetz, R: It may not have been officially "sanctioned" by BYU, but that BYU students made it - confidently - still says something.