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Do We Ever Finish Coming Out?

This post marks the first in a series on LGBTQ+ Patient Experiences From Our Health Professionals. Long after I came out to myself, to my family members, to my friends and to my work colleagues, I felt it was important to come out to my primary care physician. I had so many positive experiences in …

175p CallahanEdward J. Callahan, PhD
University of California, Davis Health System
Associate Vice Chancellor Emeritus for Academic Personnel
Professor Emeritus of Family and Community Medicine
Chair, Vice Chancellor’s LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee

Blood, Sex, and Fears: The Legacy of the FDA “Gay Blood Ban”

As a boy growing up, I learned early to eat liver. With enough servings, I even learned to like it. Every time my dad gave blood, my mother cooked liver and onions for all of us because doctors recommended replenishing the body’s iron after giving that gift of life to others. With his type O …

175p CallahanEdward J. Callahan, PhD
University of California, Davis Health System
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel
Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Chair, Vice Chancellor’s LGBTQI Advisory Committee

Welcome to Improving OUTcomes 2016!

As we begin the New Year, we need to both reflect on what we accomplished in 2015 and look ahead to new goals in 2016. The LGBTQI community counted remarkable successes in the past year; marriage equality became nationwide law in the United States and Ireland; public figures like Laverne Cox and Caitlyn Jenner created …

175p CallahanEdward J. Callahan, PhD
University of California, Davis Health System
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel
Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Chair, Vice Chancellor’s LGBTQI Advisory Committee