Italy: leaflet warns patients to “take precautions” over gay dentist

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Leaflets were posted outside the office of a gay dentist in Massa, Tuscany, telling patients to take “due precautions”.

According to ANSA, one of the leaflets read: “Notice to patients, a gay dentist works here, you are kindly asked to be careful and take the due precautions.”

It urged patients to “take the necessary precautions so as to protect their health” and was signed by an “organism for the protection of patients against illnesses contracted in dentists’ environment”.

It named the allegedly gay dentist, and has been widely condemned by equal rights groups.

Alessandro Bordoni, president of the local equal opportunities commission, said: “We will hunt those responsible and take legal action.”