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Moffitt survey: Too many doctors don't know enough about their LGBTQ patients

Alexander Howe didn’t think much of the strange bump on his leg at first. Then it grew bigger. He knew he had to see a doctor, but he was nervous.

Howe, 53, is a gay man living in St. Petersburg. Talking to a doctor about his personal life can be kind of awkward.

“I didn’t want to feel like a victim,” he said. “It can be scary to talk to a doctor, especially if you’re transgender or identify as gay. But for me, I didn’t want to die. There are doctors out there that are willing to listen and learn.

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