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Homosexual Agenda: Categorical Index of Links (Revision 1.1)
11/21/03 | scripter

Posted on 11/21/2003 9:50:23 AM PST by scripter

Homosexual Agenda: Categorical Index of Links

(Revision 1.1)

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Title

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Adoption
 
2002
Pediatrics Group Endorses Homosexual Adoption
    Trophy children
Yes

Bible
 
2003
What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality, Adultery...
    What does the Bible actually say about being gay?
Yes
    The Christian Confronted by Homosexuality
Yes
    Talmud on Homosexuality
    Is banning the Bible next?
    Christianity and Homosexuality
Yes
    A divisive debate over the Bible spotlighted Episcopalians' OK for gay bishop
 
2002
Responding to Pro-Gay Theology
 
1999
The Challenge of Maintaining a Biblical Perspective on Homosexuality
    Homosexuality: Balancing Truth and Mercy
 
1998
St. Paul's Argument From Nature Against Homosexuality
    Roman's 1 on Homosexuality
    Leviticus and Homosexuality

Child Abuse
 
2003
Men Charged with Sex Assault of Boy
Yes
    An Outrage, Pure and Simple!
Yes
    Former Boy Scout Leader Arrested - Homosexual Child Molestations Continue
Yes
    Child Molestation and Homosexuality
    Homosexual Rape and Murder of Children
Yes
 
2002
A REAL Child Abuse Scandal
    Homosexuality and Child Sexual Abuse
Yes
    Child Molestation and the Homosexual Movement (PDF)
    Gay Foster Parents More Apt to Molest
 
2001
ACLU asks federal judge to dismiss case against man-boy sex group
Yes
 
1999
Homosexuality and child molestation: the link, the likelihood, the lasting effects

Church
 
2003
Gay Catholics Act Up
Yes
    The Liberal Takeover of American Protestanism
    New Book Says Homosexual Agenda Is to Silence the Church
    Legal warning to church on gay stance
Yes
    Kenyan Anglican Bishop Attacked for Opposing US Homosexual Appointment
    Judge Declines To Sentence 3 Catholic Gay Activists
Yes
    'Gay?' Leave God out of it
Yes
    Gay Episcopal bishop begins his ministry
    Faithful Priest Accused of Hate Crime for Letter on Homosexuality
Yes
    Despite Attack, Pastor Will Keep Speaking Out Against Homosexuality
Yes
    Catholic Catechism on Homosexuality (see items 2357-2359)
    Bishop's anti-gay comments spark legal investigation
Yes
 
2002
Thoughts on the Ordination of Sexually Active Gay Men and Lesbians
    Sex, torture and erotic electrification in America's 'gay' churches
Yes
    Homosexual Priests: A Time for Truth
    Pastor, Elders Roll Out Red Carpet for Same-Sex Weddings
Yes
    Oxford.s New Pro-Homosexual Bible a Hit with .Gay. Activists
    Homosexual Priests: A Time for Truth
    Critics fear law for gays will muzzle preachers
    Blessing for gay wedding threatens Anglicans
Yes
 
2001
The Church and Homosexuality: Recent Developments
 
1999
Legends of the Fall: When Christians Struggle With Sexual Sin
    Christian & Homosexual?
 
1993
Judaism's Sexual Revolution: Why Judaism (and then Christianity) Rejected Homosexuality

Comprehensive
 
2003
The Lords of Bakersfield
Yes
    Lesbian/Feminist quotes
 
2002
Why Narth? The American Psychiatric Association's Destructive and Blind Pursuit of Political Correctness
    Gay Orthodoxy and Academic Heresy
    Homosexuality: Truth Be Told
    A Captive Audience
    Special Class Protections for Self-Alleged Gays: A Question of "Orientation" and Consequences
    Selling Homosexuality to America
Yes
    The A.P.A. Normalization of Homosexuality, and the Research Study of Irving Bieber
 
2001
Informative Report:Issues on Homosexuality
Yes
 
2000
Homosexuality: Seeing Past the Propaganda
    Crafting "Gay" Children
    Loretta Haroian's Class Guide on Child Sexuality
 
1994
AFA: Exposing the Myths (PDF)
 
1985
Donald F. BAKER, Plaintiff v. Henry WADE, Defendant

Crime
 
2003
Bi-way robberies in Village
Yes
    Ex-judge surrenders on new porn charges: faces counts that include possessing child pornography
Yes
    Media and the Murder Case
Yes
    Janitor Beaten Outside Church
Yes
 
2002
Public sex acts a problem at state park
    Gay sex in park 'worse' despite arrests
 
2001
Not Fit To Print?
Yes
    Gay Domestic Violence Finally Measured
 
1999
Violence and Homosexuality
    Our Bias Is To Our Own Back Yard (Dirkhising Case)
    Queer Standards At The Post
 
1998
Sexual Abuse of Boys

Genetics
 
2003
Study Trumpeted by Health Writer as Evidence that Some Are "Born Gay"
Yes
    Of mice and gay men
Yes
    Newswriters Represent New Study As Proof Of Biological Basis Of Homosexuality
Yes
    Homosexuality and Genes: Déjà vu All Over Again?
Yes
    Can Homosexuals Change?
 
2002
The Importance of Twin Studies
Yes
    The Gay Gene?
    The Fading "Gay Gene"
    The Biological Research on Homosexuality
    Is There a "Gay Gene"?
    Gay-To-Straight Research
    Is Sexual Orientation Fixed at Birth?
    Is Homosexuality Genetic?
    Homosexual Researchers Debunk 'Born Gay' Urban Legend
    Gender Identity Disorder
    Finding a Needle in the Ocean
    Facing The Truth About Homosexual Behavior
 
2001
The Innate-Immutable Argument Finds No Basis in Science
    The Gay Gene: Going, Going...Gone
    A Change In Thinking
 
2000
What Is "A Homosexual"
    Lust, Violence & Genetics
 
1999
What Causes Homosexual Desire and Can It Be Changed?
    Born What Way?
 
1995
How Might Homosexuality Develop? Putting the Pieces Together

Health Hazards
 
2003
Syphilis increase sparks AIDS concerns
Yes
    World AIDS Day: Reflections on the Pandemic
Yes
    U.S. sees HIV cases rise among gay, bisexual men
Yes
    Unsafe healthcare "drives spread of African HIV"
    The American Journal of Public Health Highlights Risks of Homosexual Practices
Yes
    Syphilis Cases On The Rise In Bay Area
Yes
    Studies show gay men are more likely to take recreational drugs
Yes
    Sodomy: A Public Health Risk
Yes
    Rise of Internet Fuels Fears of AIDS Resurgence
    Researcher Warns of Homosexuals Seeking HIV Infection
Yes
    New Skin Infection Concerns Doctors, Activists
Yes
    Many HIV positive don't tell
    Kinsolving: "Will Bishop-elect Robinson and his male lover be tested for HIV-AIDS?"
Yes
    Homosexual AIDS Claims Cause Controversy
Yes
    Hazardous to Your Health - The Risks of Homosexuality
Yes
    Gay Men Meeting Online Contracting Syphilis Faster
    Cure for AIDS: Abstinence
Yes
    Acting Up
Yes
    Bug Chasers: The men who long to be HIV+
Yes
    Anal Sex Largest Cause of HIV in Africa
Yes
    African Women and AIDS
    African sexual health programmes "misguided"
 
2002
Why Isn't Homosexuality Considered A Disorder On The Basis Of Its Medical Consequences?
    The Health Risks of Gay Sex
    Syphilis outbreak among L.A. gay men in 2002 leads to...
    Syphilis in gay men raises AIDS concern
    Just the Facts: AIDS & the Homosexual Lifestyle!
    Health and Homosexuality
Yes
    Desensitizing America, Part II: The AIDS Walk
    Desensitizing America, Part I: AIDS Sensitivity Training
    California to track HIV cases by code AIDS-delaying drugs mask disease's spread
 
2001
With Fears Fading, More Gays Spurn Old Preventive Message
    U.S. HIV and AIDS cases reported through December 2000
    The Negative Health Effects of Homosexuality
    The Many Myths of AIDS
    SF doctors report "startling" increase of syphilis
    Is This Gay Behavior Sick?
    Gay health statistics
    Compassionate Society Should Discourage Deadly Homosexual Behavior
 
2000
Sharing Disease is Not a Civil Right
    Scientific Evidence on Condom Effectiveness for Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Prevention
    Homosexuals Demand Legalization of Sex With Strangers...
Yes
    Homosexual behavior increases risk of AIDS
    Anal Cancer and YOU
 
1998
The Myth of Heterosexual AIDS: A Nine-Year Retrospective of Fear and (Mostly) Loathing
Yes
 
1997
Modelling the Impact of HIV Disease on Mortality in Gay and Bisexual Men
    Anything But Gay: The Deadly and Dangerous Homosexual Lifestyle
Yes
 
1992
Sexual Politics And Scientific Logic: The Issue Of Homosexuality

Homosexual Help
 
Abiding Truth
    Christians No Longer Gay Living For God
    Choice 4 Truth
    Courage
    Eagles Wings Ministry
    Exodus
    Gay to Straight
    Help for Jewish Homosexuals That is Consistent with Torah Principles
    Hope for Homosexuals
    Love Won Out
    National Listing of Help
    Positive Alternatives to Homosexuality
    Portland Fellowship
    It's Not Gay
    JONAH
    Matthew Manning
    Narth
    One By One
    Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays
    Stephen Bennett Ministries
    Sy Rogers
    Transforming Congregations

Manipulation
 
2003
Youth Suicide Used as "Gay" Recruitment Strategy (PDF)
    Betsy Ross, Ben Franklin Part of 'Gay-Friendly' Tourism Campaign
Yes
    The Education Establishment And The Homosexual Agenda
Yes
    Red Roots Of Gay Movement
Yes
    Radical Homosexuals Publish Guide Encouraging Homosexuality in the Young
    'Gay' dolls outed
Yes
    'Gay' adoptions gaining favor?
Yes
    The 'Overgaying' of America
 
2002
What is GLSEN Hiding?
    "Gay Rights" Strategies Involve Conscious Deception And Wholesale Manipulation of Public Opinion
    Selling Homosexuality
    Bushwhacking Johnny
Yes
    Gay activism: the force that propelled the APA to declassify homosexuality
Yes
    Bushwhacking Johnny
Yes
 
2001
What the Closet Isn't Telling You
    Targeting Children, Part 2: How the homosexual movement uses public schools as instruments of change
    Targeting Children, Part 3: Activists encouraging experimentation
    Targeting Children, Part 4: Access to children: homosexuality and molestation
    "Queering" Moral Education
    The Homosexual Propaganda and Media Manipulation Game
    Author Admits Gay Propaganda in Kids' Book
Yes
    Invasion of the mind snatchers
    The Homosexual Fisting of America
    GLAAD's latest adventure in activism)
    GLAAD Strikes Again
 
2000
In Their Own Words: The Homosexual Agenda
Yes
    Homosexual Agenda Platform 2000
Yes
 
1999
Targeting Children, Part 1: How the gay movement intends to capture the next generation
    The Death of Jesse Dirkhising
    Federal Judge Orders Gay Books Into Children's Library
    So, Have You Been Delphi'd?
 
1995
Thought Reform And The Psychology of Homosexual Advocacy
 
1993
Homosexual Agenda Platform 1993
Yes
 
1987
Homosexual Agenda Platform 1987
Yes
 
1972
Homosexual Agenda Platform 1972
Yes

Marriage
 
2003
"The Knot That Can't Be Tied"
Yes
    Gay' marriage ruling's consequences 'dire'
Yes
    Russian chapel razed after gay 'marriage'
Yes
    Mass. Supreme Court Rules - Gay Couples have the Right to Marry
    The rainbow menace
Yes
    Kids in same sex marriages need help
Yes
    The Radical Case for Gay Marriage
Yes
    The Divorce Thing
Yes
    The Deceit of Gay Marriage
    Supreme Court: Gay Sex Not Adultery
Yes
    Study finds gay unions brief
    Should gays have the right to marry?
Yes
    Same-sex unions in "Bride" magazine
Yes
    Same-Sex Marriage: What's 'Wrong' With It?
    Same-sex 'marriage' issue percolates in 4 state courts, 1 federal court
Yes
    Poll: More Oppose Gay Marriage
Yes
    Other things about marriage
    Now Free to Marry, Canada's Gays Say, 'Do I?'
Yes
    Mass. reps. oppose gay marriage ban
Yes
    Key same-sex 'marriage' case dismissed
Yes
    Funny Things: Polling Data and Same-Sex 'Marriages'
    From East to Left Coast, God's Definition of Marriage Under Siege
Yes
    Connecticut rejects Gay Marriage
Yes
    Catholic Church Vows to Bar Same-Sex Marriage
Yes
    Canadians Against Same-Sex Marriage
Yes
    Canada's Homosexual Marriage Bill Imperiled by Liberal Defections
Yes
    California Senate OKs 'virtual gay marriage'
Yes
    Beyond Gay Marriage
Yes
    B.C. court OK's gay marriage - first gay couple legally married in British Columbia
    Baptist Leader Perceives 'Rolling Crescendo' in Support of Traditional Marriage
    As gays advance, America squirms
Yes
 
2002
The Coming Battle
Yes
    Same-Sex "Marriage": Should America Allow "Gay Rights" Activists to Cross The Last Cultural Frontier?
 
2001
Major World Religions on the Question of Marriage
    Defense of Marriage Action Page
 
2000
Focus on the Family Position Statement on Same-Sex "Marriage" and Civil Unions
 
1999
The Reisman & Johnson Report
Yes
    Same Sex Marriage: Til Death Do Us Part?
    Frequently Asked Questions about Same-Sex "Marriage"

Mental Health
 
2002
Important gay-to-straight research published in APA Journal
Yes
    APA Research is Increasingly Radical, Anti-Family
    New Study Confirms Homosexuality Can Be Overcome
    Recent Studies on Homosexuality and Mental Health
    The Three Myths About Homosexuality
 
1999
The Psychology of Homosexuality
 
1997
Psychology's sexual dis-orientation

Miscellaneous
 
2003
The New Face Of Gay Power
Yes
    The Lure of Lesbianism
Yes
    The Google "Gag" Order
Yes
    The Gay Tail Wages the American Dog?
    L.A. to subsidize 'gay' retirement home
Yes
    Tearing Our Nation's Fabric
    "Sexually Inclusive Christians" Celebrate Victories, Push for More
Yes
    Older women urged to become lesbians
    New book on parenting engenders anger in gays
Yes
    Missing the Point on Gays
Yes
    'Male lesbians' barred from Lesfest event
    Internet gay cannibalism net widens
    How to Reignite the Culture Wars
    Homosexual Advocacy Groups Admit 10% Fallacy
    "Homophobia" Is A Lie!
Yes
    Group Helps Muslim Gays
    GOP lawmaker balks at Kinsey sex study funding
Yes
    God strikes 'gay' radio station with lightning?
Yes
    Get Back! The Gathering Storm Over Gay Rights
Yes
    Gay dads want their son to grow up straight
Yes
    Gay celebration stirs controversy- Promoters warn against public sex
Yes
    Gay Activists Defend Anti-gya Supreme Case & The Joys of Being Private: Ex-Gays Keep Out
    Fox News threatens to sue ex-'gay' minister
Yes
    Former Homosexual Says 'No one is born gay'
    Financially Ailing Airline Blasted for Link to Bisexuality Event
Yes
    Farewell Gayborhood!
Yes
    Culture of Vice
Yes
    Corporations Boast of Promoting Homosexuality
    Christian Group Blasts 'Orgy of Depravity' at Disney's Gay Days
 
2002
Was Hitler's Homosexuality Nazism's Best-Kept Secret?
    Unmentionable Vice Goes Mainstream
    Understanding How We Think about Homosexuality
    The Politicizing of Research and Feelings
    The cure for homosexuality
Yes
    Steering children back to straight
    Seven Steps to Recruit-proof Your Child
    SASU Talking Points
    New Book Guides Journalists in Reporting of Homosexual Issues
Yes
    Look It Up! 254 Boy Words
    Kodak Employee Fired For Calling "Coming Out Day" "Offensive and Disgusting"
    Homosexuals in the Military
    Homosexuality: Truth Be Told
    Homosexuality and the Nazi Party
    Gay-To-Straight Research
    Crafting Bi/Homosexual Youth (PDF)
    Children Of Homosexual Parents Report Childhood Difficulties
    Big brothers, big sisters, big trouble
    APA Study Says: "Who Needs Dad?"
    Alan Keyes Targeted by GLAAD
 
2001
The Top Five Myths About Ex-Gay Ministry
    The Great "Gay" Racket
    PC crowd denounces new gay-straight study
Yes
    Nothing 'gay' about bigotry
Yes
    GLSEN Encourages Teens In Anal SEX
 
2000
Homosexual zealotry
Yes
    Homosexual minority dominates mainstream America
    Defending Dr. Laura and America
 
1999
Outrage over study forces retreat on research
    Outrage over study forces retreat on research
 
1997
Ellen Degeneres Comes Out
 
1996
What a Gay Activist Says about Religious Traditionalists
    The Journal of Human Sexuality
    Homosexuals: Holocast Victims?
 
1993
What Percentage of the Population is Gay?

Parades
 
2003
A Matter of Common Sense - Gay Pride Parade Features Catholic Parish/Priest
Yes
    Religious groups demand an end to New Orleans' Southern Decadence Festival
Yes

Parenting
 
2003
Mother appeals ruling on gays
Yes
    Gay With Children
Yes
    Seeing the Slip
    Heather Has 3 Parents
    Judge to Christian mom: No 'homophobic' teaching
Yes
 
2002
Studies of Homosexual Parenting: A Critical Review
    Gay Parenting Does Affect Children Differently, Study Finds -- Authors Believe Gay Parents Have "Some Advantages"
 
2001
Homosexual Parenting Studies Are Flawed, Report Says
Yes
    Homosexual Parents: 'Hidden Study' Uncovered!!

Pedophilia
 
2003
The Crime of Father McBride
Yes
    Pedophiles Seek Online Support, Societal Acceptance
Yes
    Homosexuals and the Pedophile Connection
    Hollywood mag spikes 'pedophile warning'
Yes
    Castro man arrested in sex sting
Yes
    Amazon sells 'deadly' pedophile magazine
 
2002
The Homosexual Link To Pedophilia
Yes
    The Difference Between "Sick" and "Evil"
Yes
    Sex before 8 - or it's too late!
    Scholar's Pedophilia Essay Stirs Outrage and Revenge
    Report: Pedophilia more common among 'gays'
    Pedophilia lobby lobs a grenade
    Pedophiles Argue Their Case in the Journal of Homosexuality
    Pedophile advocate featured at university
    On the Pedophilia Issue: What the APA Should Have Known
    On Positive Reports of Adult-Child Relationships: Taking a Closer Look
    'Nothing new' in book condoning child sex
    Normalization of Pedophilia Growing, Experts Say
Yes
    More on the Pedophilia Question
    Molesters Inc.
    Meet 'Women's Auxiliary of NAMBLA'
Yes
    Doctors Call For Pedophilia Research
    Children: The Next Sexual Sacrifice
    Amazon defends sale of pedophile book
Yes
    Amazon.com accused of aiding molesters
 
2001
The Problem with Equivalence: "Pedophilia Chic" defended
    Pedophilia and Hypocrisy
 
2000
The Normalization of Pedophilia and How the Church Should Respond
    "Pedophilia Chic" Reconsidered
    Coming Out of Pedophilia: Jeff's Story
 
1999
Is Pedophilia Really Being Normalized?
    Cal State's Pedophile Confab
 
1998
The Problem of Pedophilia
    Pedophilia and Sex Education
 
1996
Pedophilia a growing problem throughout Europe

Politics
 
2003
(WND)Log Cabin leader tied to radical 'queers'
    The 'gay' truth
Yes
    Republicans to force issue of gay 'marriage'
Yes
    Rainbow warriors
    Homosexual Allies Resubmit Special Rights Bills
    High court to give 'gays' their own 'Roe'?
Yes
    Gays and the GOP
    (CWA)'Gay' Log Cabin Minnesota Leader Linked to Violence-Prone 'UsQueers' Web Activists
    1 vote short, opponents nevertheless encouraged after first Nashville vote
Yes
 
2002
Police Chaplain's Stand on Homosexuality Jeopardizes His Job
Yes
    Murder, Martyrdom, and MTV: Why special rights are especially wrong
    Bush's gay nominees draw little opposition S.F. appointee sails through
Yes
 
2001
Petitions Against Gay Rights Seized
    How Hate-Crime Laws Harm Religious Freedom and Lead to Same-Sex "Marriage"
 
2000
SF Pro-Gore Rally Organizer: Polygamous Bisexual Sado-Masochist Pagan Activist

Polls
 
2003
Texans react to gay issues
Yes
    Polls show 2 Americas in Gay Rights
    Poll: Nearly 6 in 10 voters favor amendment banning same-sex 'marriage'
Yes
    Poll Finds Majority Favors Law Against Gay Marriage; Opposition to Civil Unions Increases
    New poll shows Americans oppose gay civil unions 58%-37%

Schools
 
2003
Workshop offered for gay, lesbian parents
Yes
    Woman Coach Jailed For Sex With Fla. Students Ordered Freed
Yes
    When Sex Ed Becomes Porn 101
Yes
    When Education Becomes Indoctrination
Yes
    What "gay" Student Clubs Will Bring to your School
Yes
    The Education Establishment And The Homosexual Agenda
Yes
    The Deception and Desensitization of America's Youth
Yes
    Teaching Kindergarten Kids About 'Human Differences' and Homosexuality
Yes
    Tammy Bruce: Protect New York's Children from the Gay Elite
Yes
    Taking on the lefties in Berkeley
Yes
    Support no certainty for gay teachers
Yes
    Study Reveals AIDS Virus Ravaging NC College Campuses
Yes
    Students seek sex in campus bathrooms
Yes
    Students' kiss not just a kiss
Yes
    Students get sex-ed without parents OK
Yes
    Students explore lesbian, gay issues
    Schools/Parents Warned About Homosexual Mentors for Kids: Schools Open to Legal Liability
Yes
    SCHOOL'S 'OUT'
    Queering the Schools
Yes
    Public Schools Face Growing Demands From Gay Activists
    Pedophiles in prep schools
    Parents say no to 'gay' agenda in schools
Yes
    Parents say no to 'gay' agenda in schools
Yes
    Parent Alleges Harassment for Exposing 'Fistgate'
Yes
    No Sympathy for the Devil
Yes
    No. Carolina Pastor Goes to Battle Against GLSEN
Yes
    New York sued over 'gay' high school
Yes
    NEA 'Gay Axis' Becomes Evident
Yes
    MTV show to feature Dallas gay school
    Lesbian couple protests school's decision
Yes
    Kids Get Graphic Instruction In Homosexual Sex
    How to Keep GSA's Out of your Child's School
    How to be gay 101
    'Heterosexism' Under Attack in Canada
Yes
    GLSEN and Its Influence on Children
    Gay Teens' Rich Milk Shakedown
Yes
    Gay Crime Syndicate?
Yes
    Gay couple protests after Catholic school denies daughter's entry
Yes
    Focus Changed at Fistgate This Year; Less Raw Sex
    Fistgate to be Held Again on March 15 [2003]
Yes
    Family Group Cautions Schools on Homosexual Mentoring
Yes
    Court upholds firing of teacher who was NAMBLA member
Yes
    Conservatives Warn Parents about Homosexual 'Day of Silence'
Yes
    Children at Risk: GLSEN, Corruption and Crime
 
2002
Unsafe at Any Grade
    The Legal Liability Associated with Homosexuality Education in Public Schools
    Schools Could Be Sued For Teaching About Homosexuality, Report Claims
    Schoolkids told to consider oral sex
    Research Group Warns Schools of Homosexual Propaganda
Yes
    Queer Radicals group to initiate change in campus climate, University policies
Yes
    Parental Notification Laws regarding Gay and Lesbian Programs for Youths?
    NJ High School Library Creates Homosexual Section
    NEA And GLSEN Seek To Stifle Free Speech
    "Making Schools Safe" Means "Refashioning Values"
    Institutionalized Heterosexism in Our Schools
    'Gay' orthodoxy prevails in academia?
Yes
    Gay Activists Training Teachers in Special Curriculum
    From Tolerance to Affirmation: One School's Experience with a Gay-Affirmative Program
    Challenging the Homosexual Fury In Our Government Schools
Yes
    Canada OKs pro-'gay' books for kids
Yes
    Assemblyman MOUNTJOY opposes promotion of homosexuality in public schools
 
2001
Students learn sex toy safety
Yes
    (Gay) School Days
 
2000
Vermont parents protest harassment of students by homosexual teachers
    Homosexual rights group makes inroads in U.S. schools; Parents unaware of GLSEN's work
    Gay School Teacher Initially Booked with Almost 400 Counts of Molestation
    Fistgate
    California schools' new curriculum
Yes
 
1999
Homosexuality Propaganda: Coming To a School Near You
    Homosexual Activism Reaches into Schools
    Hate Laws Fuel Homosexual School Agenda

Scouting
 
2003
United Way Capital Area to stop funding Boy Scouts
Yes
    Student wants Scouts off campus
Yes
    Boy Scout council 'devastated' by United Way cuts -program for inner-city children lost
Yes
    Judge says use violates separation of church and state
Yes
 
2002
Beyond Crafts and Cookies, Girl Scouts Are Prospering
Yes
    Boy Scouts v. Dale Amicus Brief (PDF)

Sports
 
2003
Phillies' 'gay' day protested
Yes
    Researcher Blasts Pro Baseball Team for Hosting Homosexual Event

Television
 
2003
Group Blasts NBC for Advancing 'Homosexual Activist Agenda'
Yes
    New Gay Dating TV Show on in Canada
Yes
    The 'Overgaying' of America
Yes
    You've Got Male! (Queer Eye is an assault on hetero males)
    CBS television thrusting 'married gays' on public
    PBS films looks at gay kids and families

Transsexuals
 
2003
Winds of change: Olympics open to transsexuals
Yes
    For Transgenders, Meaner Streets
Yes
    Transgender Case Focuses on How Sex Is Determined
Yes
    Vatican denounces transsexuals
Yes

Websites
 
Amber Alert, State by State
    Avert
    Defend the Family
    For The Children
    Homosexual Urban Legends
    International Organization of Heterosexual Rights
    Leave the Kids Alone
    Mission America
    NewsLibrary
    Pedowatch



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Excellent work, Scrip! Thank you!


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It's a major pain to get the document to display correctly on FR. It looks fine until I post it here... Still, that's a very, very small price to pay.
5 posted on 11/21/2003 9:59:10 AM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: Libertarianize the GOP
FYI ping.
6 posted on 11/21/2003 10:01:09 AM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: scripter
The new database includes the year the article was written. This information was obtained from a best effort in reading each article where some did not have dates. In those instances, the year the article was put in the database was used.
7 posted on 11/21/2003 10:20:02 AM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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Wow, Scripter. That is just a fantastic list. You have done a great job. I wish I had half the time it would take to wade through all of it, although I know it will come up bit by bit over the course of the next few years.

Shalom.
8 posted on 11/21/2003 10:27:15 AM PST by ArGee (Scientific reasoning makes it easier to support gross immorality.)
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To: EdReform; scripter; *Homosexual Agenda
Some of these may be duplicating your list ...

barf alert!


MICHAEL STUPARYK/TORONTO STAR

Michael Stark, left, and Michael Lashner pop champagne
and kiss after their wedding ceremony yesterday.
Leshner called the ruling, "Day One for millions of gays
and lesbians around the world."

Gay couple married after ruling
(Toronto, Canada)

B.C. court OK's gay marriage -
first gay couple legally married in British Columbia

Gays Flock to Divorce Court

Same-sex unions in 'News' -
Dallas Morning News to publish FREE
same sex unions announcements

The Media's Gay Mafia "Queers" the News

Useful Idiot Caption-A-Rama: Special Gay Pride Edition!

Gay frat seeks approval from UT-San Antonio
(See #39 for some humor)



9 posted on 11/21/2003 10:39:07 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (http://richard.meek.home.comcast.net/SorosClintoon.JPG)
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To: ArGee
There is definitely a lot of information here. Definitely a lot to read. I may post quarterly updates now that I have the database in an easier to maintain format and a script to read the new format. So future updates will be a cinch as long as I keep up with the amount of postings.

Also, now that we have articles dating back a few years, I may just post updates for the past two years only... otherwise this list is going to get very long.

One thing I didn't know... folks all over the world read, discuss and link to this database listing. Well, at least the old listing. It'll probably take a while for everyone to realize the new database listing exists, and I hope they do - this listing has a lot more information.

10 posted on 11/21/2003 10:56:37 AM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: scripter
One category that might be helpful is legislation. I've come back to one of my favorite themes, that Christians aren't the ones trying to legislate their morality - gays are - here and it would be nice to be able to reference all the places gays are trying to make it illegal not to support their agenda.

On the other hand, you might have to double your hard drive to do that.

Shalom.

11 posted on 11/21/2003 11:25:56 AM PST by ArGee (Scientific reasoning makes it easier to support gross immorality.)
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To: ArGee
I've been putting similar information in the politics section of the database, but creating another category is very simple.

Most of the named links work in the database. What I mean is, folks can reference one section as I did with the above politics link. The named links that don't work are the names with spaces between them, such as child abuse I'll make sure that works in the next revision.

12 posted on 11/21/2003 11:32:15 AM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: scripter
Thanks for your efforts compiling & posting this- it is a valuable reference.
13 posted on 11/21/2003 2:18:36 PM PST by backhoe (Just an old Keybored Cowboy, riding the TrackBall into the Sunset...)
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To: scripter
BTTT
14 posted on 11/21/2003 2:45:11 PM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - Become a Monthly Donor)
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To: scripter
Bump
15 posted on 11/21/2003 2:49:19 PM PST by Libertarianize the GOP (Ideas have consequences)
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To: scripter
Great job scrip! This may be the most comprehensive database around. The topic and year subdivisions make it even more valuable.

Thanks!!!

16 posted on 11/21/2003 4:47:14 PM PST by upchuck (Encourage HAMAS to pre-test their explosive devices. A dud always spoils everything.)
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To: Libertarianize the GOP
The database wouldn't exist if it weren't for all your pings to articles of interest. Thanks.
17 posted on 11/21/2003 5:18:57 PM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: upchuck
The topic and year subdivisions make it even more valuable.

I was hoping folks would find it helpful. I've seen one site list by category and another by year and month. I think sorting by month is too much for our purposes and hope folks can use this format to get pro-active in this culture war.

18 posted on 11/21/2003 5:26:12 PM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: EdReform
I really appreciate your extensive help in this war.
19 posted on 11/21/2003 5:31:08 PM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: backhoe
it is a valuable reference.

Tell your friends and tell your family about it. We need to get more folks reading the truth behind this war.

20 posted on 11/21/2003 5:32:29 PM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: Libertarianize the GOP
bump
21 posted on 11/21/2003 8:37:15 PM PST by longtermmemmory
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To: longtermmemmory
I kept meaning to ping you to this thread but something kept coming up. I'm glad you found it.
22 posted on 11/21/2003 9:41:25 PM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: scripter
Tell your friends and tell your family about it. We need to get more folks reading the truth behind this war.

I do, as often as polite conversation allows.

I am a middle-aged, normal man who is left with a feeling that "I have warmed a viper in my bosom"-- most of my life, I've tried to encourage people to be tolerant of the homosexual contingent among us.

I've had gay friends, relatives, employees... and never had a great problem with them, at least not with those who were courteous, reasonably discrete, and were not involved with children.

But this new tack by the more militant memebers- gay marriage, gay adoption, and gay everything on TV has left me dismayed- I mean, honest to God, why should 1.6 to maybe 5 percent of the population dictate to everyone else what they are supposed to celebrate?

23 posted on 11/21/2003 11:58:22 PM PST by backhoe
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To: scripter
Another thanks, and kudos.
24 posted on 11/22/2003 12:41:10 AM PST by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them, or they like us?)
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To: scripter
Thanks Scripter. May God richly bless you for the work you've done (and continue to do) here.

(on a different note how goes the job search. We've been praying for you and need an update)

25 posted on 11/22/2003 5:31:07 AM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: backhoe
Sex is a powerful motivator. By defenition, For homosexuals its all about sex.
26 posted on 11/22/2003 5:41:45 AM PST by longtermmemmory
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To: John O
You have freepmail.
27 posted on 11/22/2003 8:04:19 AM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: scripter
Great work!

The homosexual lifestyle is a much larger killer than SUV's,Global warming, assault rifles, guns and terrorisism combined!

A quick examnination of a few tables at the Center for Disease Control can verify this.

I have yet to see a picture of Diane Feinstein holding up a sick gay man on the floor of the US Senate to illustrate the dangers! Ala the famous picture of her holding up an assault rifle to illustrate gun dangers.

I am also surprised that the right does continually release this info with some serious debate on the “it ain’t hurting no one / privacy of the bedroom” position gays take.

The huge costs of medical care for homosexuals draws monies away from the little children and education, welfare, Medicare I could go on and on…
28 posted on 11/22/2003 11:11:32 AM PST by Kay Soze (Liberal Homosexuals kill more people than Global Warming, SUVsí, Firearms & Terrorism combined.)
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To: scripter
Pls add me to your ping list on the topic.

Its time wwe start fighting back.

Thank you!
29 posted on 11/22/2003 11:19:26 AM PST by Kay Soze (Liberal Homosexuals kill more people than Global Warming, SUVsí, Firearms & Terrorism combined.)
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To: scripter
Thanks! Will be back later (perhaps a few days or so) to post additional information in this thread.

You have FReepmail...



( Link back to first thread: Homosexual Agenda Index of Links )

30 posted on 11/24/2003 9:00:07 AM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - Become a Monthly Donor)
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To: scripter
Posting link to be included in revision 1.2:

Modelling the impact of HIV disease on mortality in gay and bisexual men

31 posted on 11/25/2003 6:21:01 AM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - Become a Monthly Donor)
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To: scripter
“We finally realize that recruitment is the only answer...lesbian goals must be to recruit more lesbians.”

Homosexual activist Kathy McDevitt, in an appearance before the Davis City, California City Council in 1980. Davis Enterprise, October 2, 1980.

32 posted on 11/28/2003 9:53:48 AM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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“[I am] tired of the old chestnut that our movement for public acceptance has not increased and will not increase the number of gay men and lesbians in existence. ‘There are more of us than there used to be.’”

Donna Minkowitz, “Recruit, Recruit, Recruit,” Advocate, December 29, 1992.

33 posted on 11/28/2003 9:54:53 AM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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One thing I didn't know... folks all over the world read, discuss and link to this database listing. >>

Another Great Thread, thanks for all of your hard work. How did you find out about the world reading this database?
34 posted on 12/05/2003 2:08:01 PM PST by Coleus (Only half the patients who go into an abortion clinic come out alive.)
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To: Coleus
How did you find out about the world reading this database?

When compiling the database I often search for original and duplicate articles to have as backups, just in case. In this search I find references and pointers to FreeRepublic, the index threads, EdReform and scripter. One person called me the custodian of the database which made me smile. A google search on homosexual agenda categorical index will turn up some hits as well.

35 posted on 12/05/2003 2:57:39 PM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: scripter
Please add me to your ping list

LiteKeeper
Chaplain, US Army, retired

36 posted on 12/05/2003 9:28:30 PM PST by LiteKeeper
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To: LiteKeeper
Done. Thanks for joining. Please ping me to articles of interest so I can ping the group.
37 posted on 12/05/2003 11:00:26 PM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: scripter; EdReform; little jeremiah; John O; ArGee; Bryan
I thought you might find this informative.

The following is the conclusion of: The Gay Gene? by Jeffrey Satinover, M.D.

Here, then is a final summary, in the form of a dialogue.

Isn't homosexuality heritable?

Yes, significantly.

So it is inherited?

No, it is not.

I'm confused. Isn't there is a "genetic component" to homosexuality?

Yes, but "component" is just a loose way of indicating genetic associations and linkages. This will not make sense unless you understand what, and how little, "linkage" and "association" really means.

What about all the evidence that shows that homosexuality "is genetic"?

There is not any, and none of the research itself claims there is; only the press and, sadly, certain researchers do--when speaking in sound bites to the public.

But isn't homosexuality "biologically in the brain"?

Of course it is. So is just about everything else. I'll
bet people who pray regularly have certain enlarged portions of their brains!

So doesn't that mean that homosexuality is "innate"?

No more than prayer is. The brain changes with use or nonuse as much as muscles do--a good deal more, in fact. We just do not usually see it happening.

But doesn't homosexuality run in families?

Yes.

So you get it from your parents, right?

You get viruses from your parents, too, and some bad habits. Not everything that is familial is innate or genetic.

But it just seems to make sense. From the people I know there's a type--it's got to be inherited--that runs in families and a lot of these people are gay, right?

That is what associated traits are--but what exactly is the associated trait--or traits--you are detecting? If there is one thing the research confirms, it is that it is not "gayness" itself. That is why these traits are sometimes in evidence at a very early age, long before sexuality is shaped.

So what are these traits?

An important question, indeed. Science is being seriously obstructed in its effort to answer that question. If we were allowed--encouraged--to answer it, we would soon develop better ideas on what homosexuality is and how to change, or better, prevent it. We would know who was at greater risk for becoming homosexual and what environments--family or societal--foster it. As one prominent gay activist researcher implied, all genetic things being equal, it is a whole lot easier to become "gay" in New York than in Utah. So who do you think would benefit most from that kind of research?

Well, what traits do you guess are "associated," as you put it, with homosexuality?

May I speculate, perhaps wildly? That is how scientific hypotheses are first generated. The important thing is not to avoid ideas that prove wrong, just not to cling to them if they do.

Okay, go ahead, speculate.

Intelligence, anxiety, sensitivity, aesthetic abilities, taste. You know, all the stereotypes.

But where do these traits come from? Aren't they inherited?

We do not know yet. Some may be. Or rather, we do not know how much is inherited, and which elements are direct and which merely further associated and linked with other yet more fundamental traits. But you are getting the picture. That is how the research ought to proceed. It
is not necessarily that the traits that facilitate homosexuality are themselves bad; perhaps many are gifts. Athleticism is a generally good thing, and we think highly of people who satisfy their athletic impulses as, say, outstanding BBPs. Not so the fellow who merely becomes a thug.

38 posted on 12/09/2003 11:22:11 PM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: scripter
Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
39 posted on 12/09/2003 11:41:04 PM PST by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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"Like most psychiatrists," says Dr. Spitzer, "I thought that homosexual behavior could be resisted--but that no one could really change their sexual orientation. I now believe that's untrue--some people can and do change."

Source

40 posted on 01/11/2004 5:46:05 PM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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Levay quote regarding his own research:
"[His 1991 research] made the unassuming LeVay one of the most misunderstood men in America. "It's important to stress what I didn't find," he points out with the courtly patience of someone who long ago got used to waiting for the rest of the world to catch up. "I did not prove that homosexuality is genetic, or find a genetic cause for being gay. I didn't show that gay men are 'born that way,' the most common mistake people make in interpreting my work. Nor did I locate a gay center in the brain--INAH3 is less likely to be the sole gay nucleus of the brain than part of a chain of nuclei engaged in men and women's sexual behavior. My work is just a hint in that direction--a spur, I hope, to future work."
Source: Interview with David Nimmons (March, 1994) "Sex and the Brain", Discover, Vol. 15, No. 3, p. 64-71.
41 posted on 02/06/2004 9:18:24 AM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: scripter
What We Can Do To Help Defeat the "Gay" Agenda



42 posted on 02/13/2004 7:50:34 AM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - All donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!)
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To: scripter
Gays' great game plan leads to political correctness gone amok

Rebecca Hagelin: The beginning of the end for America? (the gay agenda)

Nuances of gay identities reflected in new language 'Homosexual' is passé in a 'boi's' life

43 posted on 02/13/2004 9:26:18 AM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - All donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!)
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To: scripter
In 1973 the APA (American Psychiatric Association) declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder. According to LeVay, it wasn't science that propelled the APAs change, he said
"Gay activism was clearly the force that propelled the APA to declassify homosexuality."

Source: Simon LeVay, Queer Science, MIT Press, 1996, p. 224

44 posted on 02/14/2004 12:35:05 AM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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Dr. Robert L. Spitzer played a pivotal role in the 1973 decision by the APA to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder. Spitzer used to believe homosexuals couldn't change but after studying the results of therapy he now believes homosexuals can change:

"I thought that homosexual behavior could be resisted--but that no one could really change their sexual orientation. I now believe that's untrue--some people can and do change." Spitzer completely changed his mind whether or not some homosexuals can change. And then Spitzer concluded with:

"the mental health professionals should stop moving in the direction of banning therapy that has, as a goal, a change in sexual orientation. Many patients, provided with informed consent about the possibility that they will be disappointed if the therapy does not succeed, can make a rational choice to work toward developing their heterosexual potential and minimizing their unwanted homosexual attractions."
Source: Spitzer made the above comments at an annual APA meeting, May 9, 2001. The study was reported in the May 9, 2001 issues of The Washington Post, The New York Times, USA Today and it was also released to many local newspapers via the AP. ABC, CBS, FOX and MSNBC all reported the study.
45 posted on 02/14/2004 12:37:49 AM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: scripter
In addition LeVay's acknowledgement that Gay activism was clearly the force that propelled the APA to declassify homosexuality, here are a few links that document the homosexual community's infiltration into the APA, in order to remove homosexuality from the DSM. It was part of a well planned campaign:


An excerpt from: The A.P.A. Normalization of Homosexuality, and the Research Study of Irving Bieber

"Dr. Bieber was one of the key participants in the historical debate which culminated in the 1973 decision to remove homosexuality from the psychiatric manual.

His paper describes psychiatry's attempt to adopt a new "adaptational" perspective of normality. During this time, the profession was beginning to sever itself from established clinical theory--particularly psychoanalytic theories of unconscious motivation--claiming that if we do not readily see "distress, disability and disadvantage" in a particular psychological condition, then the condition is not disordered.

On first consideration, such a theory sounds plausible. However we see its startling consequences when we apply it to a condition such as pedophilia. Is the happy and otherwise well-functioning pedophile "normal"? As Dr. Bieber argues in this article, psychopathology can be ego-syntonic and not cause distress; and social effectiveness-‹that is, the ability to maintain positive social relations and perform work effectively--"may coexist with psychopathology, in some cases even of a psychotic order."...

Dr. Bieber describes the deletion of homosexuality from the American Psychiatric Association's diagnostic and statistical manual as "the climax of a sociopolitical struggle involving what were deemed to be the rights of homosexuals."

Gay activist groups believed that prejudice against homosexuals could be extinguished only if, as homosexuals, they were accepted as normal. "They claimed that homosexuality is a preference, an orientation, a propensity; that it is neither a defect, a disturbance, a sickness, nor a malfunction of any sort." To promote this aim, Dr. Bieber reports, "Gay activists impugned the motives and ridiculed the work of those psychiatrists who asserted that homosexuality is other than normal."

A task force was set up to study homosexuality, but the members chosen included not a single psychiatrist who held the view that homosexuality was not a normal adaptation. There followed riots at scientific meetings by gay activists who increased the pressure on the Psychiatric Association.

Will preventive therapy for homosexuality be prohibited, Dr. Bieber wondered, when homosexuality is normalized?

Furthermore is it the proper domain of psychiatry to remove diagnoses to eliminate prejudice?

Dr. Bieber pointed out that there were several other conditions in the DSM-II that did not fulfill the "distress and social disability" criteria: voyeurism, fetishism, sexual sadism, and masochism. A.P.A.'s Dr. Spitzer replied that these conditions should perhaps also be removed from the DSM-II -- and that if the sadists and fetishists were to organize as did the gay activists, they, too, might find their conditions normalized.

Summary

The factors that determined the decision of the APA to delete homosexuality from DSM-II were summarized as follows:

  1. Gay activists had a profound influence on psychiatric thinking.
  2. A sincere belief was held by liberal-minded and compassionate psychiatrists that listing homosexuality as a psychiatric disorder supported and reinforced prejudice against homosexuals. Removal of the term from the diagnostic manual was viewed as a humane, progressive act.
  3. There was an acceptance of new criteria to define psychiatric conditions. Only those disorders that caused a patient to suffer or that resulted in adjustment problems were thought to be appropriate for inclusion in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual."


An excerpt from: Psychology's sexual dis-orientation, by MIT Psychologist Gerald E. Zuriff, Ph.D:

"DIAGNOSING HOMOSEXUALITY

In 1952 the American Psychiatric Association formalized its system of diagnosis and published the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Today, a DSM listing has practical consequences; whether treatment for a problem is paid for by health insurance companies or a psychological problem qualifies as a disability under various laws often depends on whether it is listed in DSM.

Not surprisingly, given the psychoanalytic theory shared by most clinicians, the DSM listed homosexuality as a psychiatric disorder. Interestingly, it was classified as a sociopathic personality disturbance, meaning that the diagnosis could be made purely on the basis of the homosexuality alone, despite the absence of subjectively experienced distress. In the 1968 revision of the DSM, homosexuality was still included as a disorder but classified more descriptively under "sexual deviations" along with disorders such as fetishism and pedophilia. What followed is unprecedented in the annals of medicine.

The publication of DSMII coincided with the founding of a militant gay liberation movement whose goals included the normalization of homosexuality as a legitimate "lifestyle." Gay activists mounted a furious attack on the American Psychiatric Association for designating homosexuality a disease. Their most effective form of protest consisted of demonstrations at several professional conventions, most critically the 1970 disruptions in San Francisco. Over the next three years, the association was forced to reconsider not only the inclusion of homosexuality in DSMII but also the entire conceptual basis for defining a mental disorder.

The gay liberation movement considered the psychiatric designation of homosexuality a major basis for antihomosexual attitudes in American society. It justified a wide variety of antihomosexual legislation, ranging from laws barring homosexuals from immigrating to the United States or serving in the military to regulations in New York requiring homosexual taxicab drivers to undergo semiannual psychiatric examinations. In a broader sense, the designation reinforced the prevalent attitude that homosexuality is an "illness." According to the activists, this stigmatization not only justified bigotry but also caused gay men and lesbians to turn against themselves in self-hatred. The DSMII diagnosis was seen as a societal attempt to control human sexuality under the guise of a medical diagnosis.

After intense lobbying and debate, in December 1973, the Board of Trustees passed the proposal to remove homosexuality from DSMII. Because of the sharp disagreements within psychiatry, however, the board, as a compromise, replaced homosexuality with "sexual orientation disturbance" for "individuals whose sexual interests are directed primarily toward people of the same sex and who are either disturbed by, in conflict with, or wish to change their sexual orientation." This compromise allowed homosexuality to be dropped as a disorder, giving the gay lobby what it wanted, and, at the same time, it allowed psychiatrists to treat homosexuality under the new diagnosis.

The board's decision unleashed a storm of counterprotest from many psychiatrists. Opponents saw the board's decision as a capitulation to gay activism rather than a reasoned judgment based on medical evidence. They forced the leadership to submit its decision to a referendum of the organization's membership. After an intense campaign, of the approximately ten thousand votes cast, the proposal passed with 58 percent. In retrospect, it seems shocking that the question of whether a condition is a psychiatric disorder should be decided by a vote, but a closer look at the debate indicates that a vote is not as strange as it seems...

THE POLITICS OF HOMOSEXUALITY

Thus, the decision whether homosexuality is a psychopathology is really a social-cultural question rather than a scientific one, and settling the matter by debate and a vote is not as bizarre as it initially appears. Scientific studies may inform the discussion, but the final decision must be a societal value judgment. Accordingly, the continuing controversy in the mental health profession over this issue merely reflects the cultural divergences in our wider society over homosexuality, and politics within the profession have been critical in every stage of this debate.

With the decision voted upon, homosexuality was dropped in the seventh printing of DSMII, and "sexual orientation disturbance" was substituted. In DSMIII, further refinements were introduced. First, "sexual orientation disturbance" was replaced with "ego-dystonic homosexuality" as a term to diagnose clients persistently distressed by their homosexuality and wishing to have heterosexual relationships. This change clarified that only homosexuals were intended and emphasized the impairment in heterosexual functioning. Second, the stated causes of this disorder consisted of the negative attitudes of society toward homosexuality and/or desire for heterosexual life of family and children. Thus, contrary to psychoanalytic theory, the causes were presented as entirely social rather than internal conflicts or family dynamics.

Eventually, even this revised compromise was opposed. Critics charged that the new terminology singled out only homosexuality as an orientation that might lead to distress. Second, it suggested that homosexuality itself can still be considered a disorder rather than a normal variant of human sexuality. Third, it failed to recognize that in the United States, almost all people who are homosexual normally pass through a phase in which their homosexuality is ego-dystonic. Consequently, yet another compromise was devised. In DSMII-Revised, even ego-dystonic homosexuality was omitted. Clients with a "persistent and marked distress about sexual orientation" would now be diagnosed with "sexual disorder not otherwise specified." The term homosexuality no longer appeared..."


Panelists Recount Events Leading to Deleting Homosexuality As a Psychiatric Disorder From DSM

Twenty-five years ago APA leaders, in the glare of a national media spotlight, took the controversial step of deleting homosexuality from the Association's compendium of psychiatric disorders. That action launched APA on a quarter century of efforts to end discrimination against homosexuals and coincided with the increasing willingness of gay and lesbian psychiatrists to insist openly that APA must listen to them.

A panel of psychiatrists who played crucial roles in the fight to end the stigma attached to homosexuality both within and outside the mental health field came together at the APA annual meeting last month to provide insiders' perspectives on that initiative and more recent efforts to alter how psychiatry views gays and lesbians and their sexual orientation.

Melvin Sabshin, M.D., a member of the APA Board of Trustees in the early 1970s and chair of the Scientific Program Committee at that time, described how the alienation gay psychiatrists felt from their APA colleagues led in 1970 to the start of a concerted push for APA to include them in decision making and address their concerns and those of gay patients.

If there was an official kickoff for APA's newly energized gay psychiatrists, it was the 1970 annual meeting in San Francisco, Sabshin suggested, where Gay Liberation Front activists along with political protesters in support of other social and political causes disrupted the meeting. "It was guerilla theater" at that meeting and the one held in Washington, D.C., the next year, he said.

The onset in 1970 of a decline in psycho-analysis's dominance of the field also contributed to the change of mood in psychiatry about pathologizing homosexuality, he noted.

In 1972, for the first time, the annual meeting featured exhibits and discussions spotlighting positive aspects of the lives of gay individuals. Also during that year well-known psychiatrists such as Richard Green, M.D., Judd Marmor, M.D., and John Spiegel, M.D., began openly challenging psychiatrists' attitudes toward and treatment of homosexual patients, Sabshin observed. Marmor, a psychoanalyst who would soon be elected APA president, played a particularly significant role in trying to bridge the chasm that existed between his psychoanalytic colleagues and psychiatrists who were convinced that homosexuality was not an illness.

While many APA members welcomed the new openness and opportunities to reassess their thinking, the stubborn polarization and factionalism that dogged this issue did not suddenly retreat into a quiet corner.

Sabshin credited the chair of APA's Committee on Nomenclature in the early 1970s, Robert Spitzer, M.D., with playing a pivotal role in propelling the evolution of APA's position on homosexuality. That committee was charged with revising the initial version of DSM, and Spitzer-armed with research showing there were no valid data to link homosexuality and mental illness-advocated forcefully for the strategy of deleting homosexuality from the disorders list and replacing it with a new one called "sexual orientation disturbance."

In a key vote in December 1973, the Board of Trustees overwhelmingly endorsed Spitzer's recommendation. Opponents of the decision attempted to overturn it with a referendum of the APA membership in early 1974-just as Sabshin was beginning his 23-year tenure as APA medical director. The Board's decision to delete homosexuality from the diagnostic manual was supported by 58 percent of the membership.

At the same time the debates over sexual orientation and psychopathology were occurring, a small group of gay psychiatrists was holding informal meetings to explore forming an organization that would heighten their visibility and that of gay patients. This event, unthinkable two or three years earlier, explained Robert Cabaj, M.D., to the overflow audience, culminated in 1978 in the establishment of the organization that eventually became the Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists (AGLP), which now has more than 600 members.

Also in 1973 APA passed a position paper calling on psychiatrists to advocate for full civil rights for gays and lesbians and to work to end the discrimination they endure, noted Cabaj, who is medical director of the San Mateo County Mental Health System and coauthor of a textbook on homosexuality and mental health. He hailed that paper as "the cornerstone of everything that has happened since" in APA's relationship to homosexuality.

Gay Psychiatrists More Visible

Through the rest of that decade, while issues affecting gay and lesbian psychiatrists and patients continued to achieve greater visibility in clinical and scientific forums, the voices of openly gay and lesbian psychiatrists were still rarely heard in APA policy discussions. That changed in 1982 when the APA Assembly granted a formal vote to gay and lesbian psychiatrists as a minority/underrepresented group, a status similar to that already achieved by other minority groups.

In the mid 1980s APA formed a task force on homosexuality issues, and by that time, Cabaj emphasized, it was able to focus not on the psychopathology battle but on homophobia, discrimination, and stereotyping. The task force was eventually elevated to a permanent component, the Committee on Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Issues. One of its earliest chairs was San Francisco psychiatrist James Krajeski, M.D., who this month became editor of Psychiatric News.

One of that committee's earliest endeavors was to remedy once again a defect that gay psychiatrists and many others perceived in the way in which the latest version of the DSM labeled some homosexuals. With the introduction of DSM-III in 1980 the diagnosis of sexual orientation disturbance had been changed to ego-dystonic homosexuality, which applied to people persistently distressed by their sexual orientation and desperate to change it. With another revision under way in 1986, committee members focused their efforts on successfully convincing the DSM task force to remove any such designation that linked sexual orientation with psychopathology.

Next 25 Years

The next several years will likely be a time of "consolidation of gains as psychiatrists who are more comfortable and open about homosexuality come up through the ranks," predicted Howard Rubin, M.D. A "gay-affirmative psychiatry" that has emerged over the last few years will become more commonplace "as long as we don't become complacent," he said.

While gay psychiatrists "now have a place at the table," APA and psychiatry in general will still have to address several troubling issues related to homosexuality, said Rubin, a research fellow at UCLA and member of the APA Committee on Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Issues. Prominent on this list is the large number of psychiatry residency programs where nothing is taught about homosexuality or where the program is "gay for a day," that is, where a few hours are devoted to this topic often via a guest speaker. In addition, psychiatrists will be called upon to take a leadership role in discussions of the relative influence of biological factors on the development of sexual orientation, he said.

With psychiatry having depathologized homosexuality, he said, the field's next task is to acknowledge that there are real mental health consequences of being gay, but to address them as individual responses to homophobia and social prejudice.

Carolyn Robinowitz, M.D., who recently became dean of Georgetown University's medical school and is a former senior deputy medical director of APA, has long been an advocate and ally on the many of the issues discussed by the other panelists.

"Let's hope," she emphasized, "that we have learned valuable lessons about the harm that comes from imposing a blanket of psychopathology over any group."

Robinowitz added, "While the DSM action was but one of many changes in the past 25 years, and while many people still view homosexuality in value-laden and not always rational ways, the decision had a major impact on other health professionals and the general public. I wish it had more.

"We still have a long way to go," she said, until gays and lesbians gain full acceptance.-K.H.


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