There has never been a true scientific analysis to indicate whether gayness is a result of a mental disorder. Most evidence suggest a brain affect.
There is no proof that gayness is genetic.
[The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), published by the American Psychiatric Association, offers a common language and
standard criteria for the classification of "officially-recognized" mental disorders that all mental health professionals refer to when diagnosing
Originally listed as a "sociopathic personality disturbance" in the first edition of the DSM in 1953, homosexuality was "upgraded" to a mere "sexual
deviation" in 1968 with the release of DSM-II. The new term implied a "temporary mental state" rather than an all-encompassing disorder, a change that
helped remove the stigma the degenerate people faced by being labeled “disordered.” Until 1973, homosexuality was listed as a mental illness in
the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) of the American Psychiatric Association. While gays were no longer able to be diagnosed in the DSM as an
illness after 1973, conditions pertaining to it were not entirely removed until 1987.
The American Psychological Association never based any of it's findings about removing gays from the DSM on empirical research, it was all based on
fear and political maneuvering and pressure from militant activists. The men responsible for removing homosexual behavior from the mental health DSM
all thought it was wrong to do so and admitted later that they were essentially forced to do so due to political and other factors. They openly
reflected on their forced decision and acknowledged that the determining reasons were not based on any actual scientific analysis or results of
studies, but rather, militant gay propaganda. Not since the Nazis has a larger manipulative lie been betrayed on a people.
[See Chapter 18, page 417 of Scientific Controversies: Case Studies in the Resolution and Closure of Disputes in Science and Technology edited by Hugo
Tristram Engelhardt, Arthur L. Caplan Cambridge University Press, Apr 24, 1987 (639 pages.)]
The only reason homosexuality was removed from the American Psychiatric Association's "handbook" was due to the constant pressure and guerrilla
tactics from radical gay activists intimidating psychiatrists during their meetings. (See: "Homosexuality: The Mental Illness That Went Away")
In 1971, homosexual activist Frank Kameny worked with the Gay Liberation Front collective to demonstrate against the APA's convention. At the 1971
conference, Kameny grabbed the microphone and yelled, "Psychiatry is the enemy incarnate. Psychiatry has waged a relentless war of extermination
against us. You may take this as a declaration of war against you." Homosexuals forged American Psychiatric Association (APA) credentials and gained
access to exhibit areas in the conference. They threatened anyone who claimed that homosexuals needed to be cured.
In 1973, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) removed homosexuality as a mental disorder from its DSM-II manual. In 1973, when homosexuality was
removed, there was a great deal of on-going controversy about the decision within the psychiatric community. This was an era in which much of academia
did not want to be seen as authoritarian and upholding the cultural status quo. The issue had never been about "science", only about political
prejudice posturing as "science". The fear that the APA would be stigmatized as an "establishment institution" was the primary driving factor behind
the change in the DSM.
This decision was a significant victory for homosexual militant activists, and since that time, they have continued to claim that the APA based their
decision on new scientific discoveries that proved that homosexual behavior is normal and should be affirmed in our culture.
The deletion of homosexuality from DSM-II and subsequent diagnostic manuals was generally seen as a triumph of science over prejudice and oppression.
An examination of actual circumstances of the deletion and of the changes that it engendered shows that this view overlooks crucial points.
Specifically, the received version conceals the way that deletion served a nonscientific vision of justice, as well as that postdeletion practice
regarding homosexuality is inescapably political and moral. These concealments help to maintain the mental health professions' claim to scientific
authority, a claim that has little basis in fact. Furthermore, the deletion represented an inadvertent application of social constructionist
principles to psychotherapeutic practice, one that makes clear the pragmatic value of postmodern psychologies to contemporary psychotherapy.
Homosexual urban legends have infiltrated every aspect of our culture. The removal of homosexuality as a mental disorder has given homosexual
activists erroneous credibility in our culture, and they have demanded that their sexual behavior be affirmed throughout society.
[See: Right answers, wrong reasons: Revisiting the deletion of homosexuality from the DSM. Greenberg, Gary. Review of General Psychology, Vol 1(3),
Sep 1997, 256-270. dx.doi.org...
Dr. Charles Socarides has set the record straight on how homosexuals inside and outside of the APA forced this organization to remove homosexuality as
a mental disorder. This was done without any valid scientific evidence to prove that homosexuality is not a disordered behavior.
Dr. Socarides, writing in Sexual Politics and Scientific Logic: The Issue of Homosexuality writes: "To declare a condition a 'non-condition,' a group
of practitioners had removed it from our list of serious psychosexual disorders. The action was all the more remarkable when one considers that it
involved an out-of-hand and peremptory disregard and dismissal not only of hundreds of psychiatric and psychoanalytic research papers and reports, but
also a number of other serious studies by groups of psychiatrists, psychologists, and educators over the past seventy years…"
Socarides continued: "For the next 18 years, the APA decision served as a Trojan horse, opening the gates to widespread psychological and social
change in sexual customs and mores. The decision was to be used on numerous occasions for numerous purposes with the goal of normalizing homosexuality
and elevating it to an esteemed status.
Note: Transsexualism is still listed as a mental illness in DSM (DSM-IV-TR 302.85 "Gender Identity Disorder" or GID).
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