I was listening to my favorite podcast Feast of Fools ( http://www.feastoffools.net/) and they interviewed Dr. Frank Spinelli, a well known medical expert on gay men’s health issues. A practicing physician for over 7 years, Spinelli has gained celebrity status as a medical consultant for Logo Network, MTV, the Today Show, and ABC News. He also authored the book: “The Advocate Guide to Gay Health and Wellness.”
Spinelli actively speaks on HIV prevention and other gay health issues to many groups. He has lectured on such subjects as HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis and sexually transmitted diseases. He also has wrote articles for publications like The Blade, Genre, HX and is currently a contributing writer for Instinct Magazine.
In the Feast of Fools interview Spinelli advises gay men:
Dr. Frank says one of the most important things you can do with your doctor is to come out as a gay man. Simply say “Doctor, I’m gay.” But for many of us, we shy away from doing that because we fear being judged or worse, being looked at as a freak because we don’t necessarily share the same sexual orientation as our doctor.
The full interview is available by clicking here: http://www.feastoffools.net/gay-fun-show/2008/07/04/fofa-712-your-gay-doctor-070408/