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Cured | Independent Lens

Cured
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Tue., Jun. 14 at 8 p.m. on WKAR WORLD 23.2 | When homosexuality was considered a mental illness to be “cured," LGBTQ+ activists fought back.

When doctors classified homosexuality as a mental illness to be “cured,” they employed cruel treatments like electroshock and lobotomies. LGBTQ+ activists and their allies fought back — and won a momentous victory when the American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality from its manual of mental disorders in 1973.

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