I'd like to see the psychological evidence in connection with homosexuality, period. What caused the APA to take the positions it has over the years?
What caused the APA to take the positions it has over the years?
According to many in the APA, including homosexual activist and scientist Simon LeVay, it was gay activism that removed homosexuality as a mental disorder. It certainly wasn't science...
Homosexuality was in the DSM IV as a mental disorder for a very long time.... in the late 70s bowing to political pressure.. not to any new studies proving otherwise it was voted to be removed from the DSM.
1. APA is dominated by liberal politics. the view of many APA leaders was that it was coercive to try to change people's sexual orientation.
2. for a long time there was very little scientific evidence that sexual orientation of adults could be changed (from homosexual to heterosexual).
i don't know what the scientific status of this type of therapy is at this point.