Raj sent this to me a while back. Back in 2002 PRI and NPR’s This American Life ran an hour long show revealing the story of how homosexuality was removed from the DSM.
The theme of the story was that change came largely at the request of gay people who formed a secret alliance and helped put sympathetic leaders into power at the APA. It’s EXACTLY the sort of conspiracy theory the religious right is always screaming about but this story also has a pivotal turning point that very much hinged on sympathy of one straight man.
Oh but also included, a tirade of
tired dead gender stereotypes courtesy of Charles Socarides. For a professional member of NARTH I really expected something a bit more relevant and intelligent than what he adds to the story.