This lay-led service will search for wisdom and inspiration in the 35 year struggle for homosexuality to be considered natural and healthy by the medical establishment. Starting in 1952, a short paragraph in the American Psychiatric Association’s influential Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders tragically listed homosexuality as a type of mental disturbance. Through readings, poetry and music we examine why this happened and the great injustices it caused; and we celebrate and learn from the inspiring history of how a small number of people overcame powerful biases and entrenched institutional forces to prompt removal of homosexuality from the APA’s official list of mental disorders in 1974. Though this was a pivotal moment, it was not until 1987 that the APA’s DSM fully aligned with the modern scientific consensus that homosexuality is a healthy normal variant of human sexuality.
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