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1974

1974-04-09U.S. Psychiatrists Confirm End of Sickness Classification

The American Psychiatric Association announces the results of a referendum of its members about whether or not to endorse the decision of its Board of Trustees to remove homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses. The referendum had been pushed by defenders of the sickness theory, such as Dr. Charles Socarides. By a vote of 4,854 to 3,810, the membership approved the elimination of the disease classification of homosexuality.

 

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