By the early '70s, Judd Marmor was on his way to the vice presidency of the American Psychiatric Association. He and a number of allies in the APA arranged to have outside gay activists disrupt APA meetings to protest the persistence of homosexuality as a diagnostic category within the APA's list of disorders. Eventually, these protests led to a series of meetings with the APA's "nomenclature committee" at which "research" was presented purportedly demonstrating no connection between homosexuality and psychopathology. These presentations were tendentious, the "research" consisting largely of Hooker's bogus work and Kinsey's data. With that, along with political pressure and the "civil-rights" argument, homosexuality was removed from the diagnostic manual.
Perhaps we need to get Thousands of people to walk on Washington, and have every article these good Freepers have gathered, including this very informative article, and hand deliver copies to the President, andf for good measure, the Secretary of Education, and Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Gidget, good summary of a very lengthy historical "event." I just got through reading a 25 page account of what happened in '73!