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London Doctor Tells Students to Act Less "Overtly Gay"

Dr. Una Coales, a London physician, recently told medical students to act less gay if they wanted to get further in their careers. The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) is now investigating Dr. Coales.

Dr Una Coales, a member of the RCGP council, suggested gay students speak in deeper voices and alter their body language to increase their chances of success in the RCGP Clinical Skills Assessment. She told one student to walk like a "straight" man. Read more.

In an op-ed for The Independent, Coales says she was only trying to help students avoid being subject to existing bias.

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