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11/16/2009

70+ years of treating us like lab rats

by Jeremy Hooper

In light of this week's National Association For Research and Therapy of Homosexuality convention, we thought we'd take a look back at some of the laughably antiquated yet still-frighteningly-relatable ways that people have tried to "cure" us throughout history. Here are but two:

November 13, 1938 -- Oakland Tribune
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March 3, 1943 -- Wisconsin State Journal
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Oh how far we've come, right?


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Unfortunately, both articles ('43 and '38) parrot 2009.

Dinosaurs live.

Posted by: Jon | Nov 16, 2009 5:35:43 PM

Apparently we're all homosexual before puberty! Who knew! LOL.

Posted by: ZnSD | Nov 16, 2009 6:48:14 PM

NARTH mentions the APA but they forgot -
the American Psychiatric Association
the American Counseling Association
the National Association of Social Workers
the American Academy of Pediatrics
the American Association of School Administrators
the American Federation of Teachers
the National Association of School Psychologists
and the National Education Association

ALL THESE ORGANIZATIONS say that 'repairative' therapy is dangerous.

Posted by: Ashton | Nov 16, 2009 8:24:03 PM

Bejeezus. I laughed, then I cried, then I laughed, and then I had to lie down. How history impishly repeats itself...

Posted by: Naked Girl | Nov 17, 2009 3:04:35 AM

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