On June 29th, Elite Care 24 Hour Emergency Center will be giving away prizes and showing off their 1955 Cadillac ambulance at Houston’s LGBT Pride Festival and Parade.
My how times have changed from the days when a classic Cadillac ambulance would wail around town. Civil liberties and equal human rights have taken massive strides toward a fairer, more egalitarian society, but there is still room for improvement.
In fact, in 2009 the mistreatment of same-sex couples was brought to attention by an article published in The New York Times blog. It outlines the challenges same-sex couples face during healthcare emergencies when administrators, security personnel, and even doctors and nurses exclude one of the same-sex parents because they aren’t “real” family members. While many hospitals have come a long way since 2009 by enacting inclusive policies and registering for the Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index – it’s an injustice toward the LGBT community that certainly arose more recently than 1960’s when social improvement began to shape this nation for the better. We believe it’s important to remember where we’ve been and to keep growing.
Elite Care Emergency 24 Hour Center appreciates the diversity of human beings and does not discriminate based on race, age, religion, ability, marital status, sexual orientation, sex, or gender identity.