Health Place. Jul; doi: /dlzhentan.coplace Epub May 3. The birth of the (gay) clinic. Brown M(1), Knopp L(2). Author information: (1)Department of Geography University of Washington, Box , Seattle, WA , USA. Electronic address: [email protected] The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center of Central Florida has been in operation for 38 years making it one of the oldest centers in the. We apply and extend Philo ()׳s arguments about Foucault׳s Birth of the Clinic as an inspiration for health geography and the study of governance of gays . Philo identified three spaces through which he argued disease is framed: disease tabled, embodied, and institutionalized. These focus attention on the spatialities.