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Before Stonewall, censorship of the theater caused authors to encode homosexual content in publicly-presented plays.
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A vigorous gay and lesbian literature emerged in the Philippines in the last two decades of the twentieth century.
Dr. Anna Reid.
Congratulations to Dr. Anna Reid, who has been installed as president of the Canadian Medical Association, which represents some 76,000 Canadian physicians, residents, and medical students. Dr. Reid, an emergency care physician in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, is, in addition to being the first openly gay or lesbian president of the CMA, also the organization's first president from the Northwest Territories and its sixth woman president.
Dr. Reid holds her medical degree from the University of Ottawa and completed her residency at the University of British Columbia.
She is a past president of the Northwest Territories Medical Association.
In an interview with Andre Picard of Toronto's Globe and Mail, Dr. Reid emphasized her belief in "patient-centered care" and identified the need to correct the "real inequalities" in health care across the country.
Dr. Reid said that there is a growing gap between the services available in urban and rural areas of Canada, as well as between wealthy and poor jurisdictions. She said that "it is no longer sufficient for medicare to cover only physician and hospital care, because prescription drugs, home care and long-term care are often essential."
"We need equitable distribution of health care resources and services so that--within reasonable restrictions such as geography and population [density]--everyone has equal access to important health-care services."
Dr. Reid said that in addition to pushing for universal access to essential medical care, she will use her year as president of the CMA to raise awareness about the role of the socio-economic determinants of health, and the need to focus on marginalized groups like aboriginal people, those with mental illness, and the isolated elderly.
"I want to advocate for the marginalized," she said.
She told Picard, "Being a woman has never stood in the way of my doing anything and neither has being lesbian."
The video below records Dr. Reid's inaugural address as president of the CMA.