"I didn't know you were gay" - page 3

twice this week, I've mentioned to acquaintences of mine that I plan to get into nursing, and the reponse has been a joking "Don't you have to be gay to do that?" sort of response. Does that... Read More

  1. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Nurse of the male gender at work: "Hi i'm Russ, i'll be your nurse tonight"

    Pt: "A male nurse?"

    Nurse of the male gender at work: "No i don't work for the USPS"

    Pt: "Well are you gay or something?"

    Nurse of the male gender at work: "I must be 'or something'. If i were gay, my wife would be more than P.O.'d that i was lying to her"

    Pt: "You must have flunked out of med school to wind up doing this"

    Nurse of the male gender at work: "I wanted a more challenging education and career than med school, so i went for nursing. Not to mention i love answering stereotypical questions that people present to me on a daily basis."

    (Actual conversation back in February on my home floor.)
  2. by   PCGrad06
    when i went for the required meeting at the college, i discovered there are 3 men in our class. i say more power to the guys! that is what america is all about: freedom of choice!
    good luck
  3. by   Jen2
    What! My boyfriend is gay! Maybe that's why he hasn't proposed yet. Ha Ha! I still have a year of nursing school left and met my boyfriend who is a male and a nurse at the hospital that I used to work in. Not only is he the kindest man in the world, but his patients love him. From the second he introduces him self to the patients they can see his professionalism and passion for nursing. They know that they are going to be in good hands and they are. Also myself still being in nursing school it's wonderful to have my man understand what I am going through. Alot of people in my nursing class complain that their guys are constantly giving them a hard time because they can't be with them every waking minute because of the demands of nursing school and my man just says. "Oh you have a test on Monday, I'll talk to you next week sometime. Good luck" What can I say but I love the guy!
  4. by   Energizer Bunny
    You know, the nurse that took care of my son in the ER was a man and he was wonderful!! It never even occured to me that he might be gay. Anyone know where that stinking myth came from anyways?
  5. by   tmiller027
    Quote from hyperstudent
    Being gay is a requirement at my school. :chuckle
    This post reminds me of the movie Stripes when they asked Bill Murray and the other guy if they were gay when they were joining the army. Their response was:

    "No we're not homosexuals, but we're willing to learn." :chuckle
  6. by   tmiller027
    Quote from CNM2B
    You know, the nurse that took care of my son in the ER was a man and he was wonderful!! It never even occured to me that he might be gay. Anyone know where that stinking myth came from anyways?
    Me and another male CNA at my facility are thinking of wearing the old fashioned nurses uniforms to work on Halloween this year lol
  7. by   Truly_Blessed
    Quote from tmiller027
    Me and another male CNA at my facility are thinking of wearing the old fashioned nurses uniforms to work on Halloween this year lol
    OMG...that would be so hil-a-rious!
  8. by   Benton
    I've known a lot more lesbian nurses than gay male nurses, but you don't hear much about that. I bet women in construction hear comments about being lesbians, probably from the same people who think of male nurses as gay. And there are probably more gay male construction workers than lesbian construction workers. From simple minds come simple thoughts! I bet if a simpleton is seriously ill they won't care if their nurse or doctor is homosexual.
  9. by   Star Trek Nerd
    Quote from ChrisA
    twice this week, I've mentioned to acquaintences of mine that I plan to get into nursing, and the reponse has been a joking "Don't you have to be gay to do that?" sort of response.
    I got the exact opposite of this when I went into aircraft mechanics at age 17. I had a crush on practically every guy in the class (I was the only female out of the 40 of us - and had raging hormones!)

    People I had known for ages actually said aloud that they didn't know I was a lesbian.
  10. by   Tweety
    I would say it is getting better. All the time patients ask me about my wife, do I have any kids, etc. They presume I'm heterosexual, go figure. I think my wedding band confuses them.
  11. by   Tweety
    Quote from Benton
    I've known a lot more lesbian nurses than gay male nurses, but you don't hear much about that. I bet women in construction hear comments about being lesbians, probably from the same people who think of male nurses as gay. And there are probably more gay male construction workers than lesbian construction workers. From simple minds come simple thoughts! I bet if a simpleton is seriously ill they won't care if their nurse or doctor is homosexual.
    I grew up in a military town and it was presumed the females were all lesbian. Horrible myth to perpetuate. Made it hard on the single females.
  12. by   ChrisA
    Quote from CNM2B
    You know, the nurse that took care of my son in the ER was a man and he was wonderful!! It never even occured to me that he might be gay. Anyone know where that stinking myth came from anyways?
    Well, you know, taking care of people? I mean, that's women's work, right? Like teaching or working in day care? And if you're a guy who wants to do that, then you must be gay, right?:wink2:
  13. by   Kabin
    I recalling one classroom I was attending where a female student proudly wore a t shirt for all to see, "FBI: Female Body Inspector."

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