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95 years of 'curing' non-illnesses

by Jeremy Hooper

Recently 1913 made gay headlines because of the repeal of the law from that year that had previously been used to deny out-of-state gays and lesbians the right to marry in Massachusetts. Well today our pal Jim Burroway finds another reason to bring that early 20th century year to gay light, as he has discovered a fascinating article from the August 2, 1913 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association, in which the antiquated subject of "curing" homosexuality is discussed. Head over to Box Turtle Bulletin and check that out:

Curing Homosexuality in 1913 [BTB]

The suggestions are castration, bladder washing, and prostate massages? Oh my. But then again, in 95 more years, we imagine beating a pillow with a tennis racket while screaming "MOM!" will look just as odd.

Ironically, this writer thinks prostate massages are what the closed the deal for me in terms of my own gayness!

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What no takers!.... and here I am in the airport in LasVegas having to post a comment that no one else would! Knew you couldn't resists that one JH. (or two or three, etc.)

Posted by: LOrion | Aug 9, 2008 2:36:35 PM

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