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Examples include "sporty" girls and "artistic" boys,  all with the stress deliberately on the otherwise completely innocent adjective. Since then, for over a hundred years, doctors have been dissecting the brains, bodies, and psyches of anyone suspected of these behaviors, looking for the cause.
Main article: Homosexuality. These other cultures have developed many different kinds of roles for organizing sexual behaviors. In most of them, our concept of "same sexness" used for organizing sexual behaviors would be very strange indeed.
Relies on the most obvious stereotypes to identify gay men
- Such women sometimes end up falling in love with women, and their sexual feelings follow.
- Spitzer also called for an end to the ban on research into reparative therapy, and one psychologist who has taken him up on that call is welcomed in Orlando like a conquering hero.
- In keeping with the post-Enlightenment notion that we are morally culpable only for what we are free to choose, homosexuals were not to be condemned or restricted by the state.
- Freud was pessimistic that homosexuality could be treated, but doctors abhor an illness without a cure, and the 20th century saw therapists inflict the best of modern psychiatric practice on gay people, which included, in addition to interminable psychoanalysis and unproven medications, treatments that used electric shock to associate pain with same-sex attraction.
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- In the s, gay became the word favored by homosexual men to describe their sexual orientation.
- So we fought for the visibility that we cherish today. His therapist took him to a Gay Bingo Night at St.
New York: Springer. Gay activists, some of them psychiatrists, disrupted the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association for three years in a row, until in a deal was brokered. Byrd, like everyone else here, is very excited about an article that appeared in Archives of Sexual Behavior in Even more important, some research shows that sexual orientation is more fluid than we have come to think, that people, especially women, can and do move across customary sexual orientation boundaries, that there are ex-straights as well as ex-gays.