It is rare for an article to inspire a letter to the editor; however, after reading “More Than Just ‘I Do’” in the October issue of ACEP Now, I realized that sending you a note was more important than an extra 10 minutes of sleep.
I have always felt the professional support of ACEP—issues ranging from burnout to balance billing. However, I wish to thank you and your editorial staff for including an article touching on the unique challenges facing the LGBT physician community. I realize that we are a distinct minority among the ranks of our specialty. In fact, I’ve only met two other “out” LGBT ED physicians. Knowing that ACEP acknowledges these challenges and values our experience to the point of placing an inspirational article on the cover page of our monthly magazine nearly brought tears to my eyes.
Thank you for supporting our community and making me feel even more like I belong to our EM tribe.
Douglas P. Brosnan, JD, MD, FACEP