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- 204 - 81 words - the American Psychiatric Association's classification of homosexuality
81 Words: The story of how the American Psychiatric Association decided in 1973 that homosexuality was no longer a mental illness. This American Life, January 18, 2002. Transcript available. Prologue - Ira Glass Host Ira Glass explains that the show this week consists of one long story, the story of something very small that was part of something very large in the history of our country. (2 minutes) Act One - Alix Spiegel In 1973, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) declared that homosexuality was not a disease simply by changing the 81-word definition of sexual deviance in its own reference manual. It was a change that attracted a lot of attention at the time, but the story of what led up to that change is one that we hear today, from reporter Alix Spiegel. Part one of Alix's story details the activities of a closeted group of gay psychiatrists within the APA who met in secret and called themselves the GAYPA...and another, even more secret group of gay psychiatrists among the political echelons of the APA. Alix's own grandfather was among these psychiatrists, and the president-elect of the APA at the time of the change. (24 minutes) Act Two - Alix Spiegel Alix Spiegel's story continues, with a man dressed in a Nixon mask called Dr. Anonymous, and a pivotal encounter in a Hawaiian bar. (30 minutes)
- A Government ‘Scare’ They Don’t Teach In History Class (19 min)
WUNC The State of Things, Oct. 24, 2017, Jennifer Brookland & Frank Stasio In 1953 President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued an executive order that banned homosexuals from holding jobs in the federal government or receiving a security clearance. Host Frank Stasio speaks with Josh Howard, producer and director of the documentary film “The Lavender Scare,” Topher Payne, playwright of “Perfect Arrangement”, and two of the plays actors Benoit Sabourin and Lauren Knott.
- GLBTQ and gender issues - more
- Harvey Milk
The first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California, as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
- Intersex Society of North America (ISNA)
is devoted to systemic change to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital surgeries for people born with an anatomy that someone decided is not standard for male or female.
- LGBT Population Health Program
Housed at The Fenway Institute (TFI) of Fenway Health in Boston, the LGBT Population Health Program develops and supports collaborative research and education programs to understand and improve the health of sexual and gender minorities. The Program was established with a five-year Population Research Infrastructure Program grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) within the National Institutes of Health, awarded to TFI in 2007 (award number R21HD051178, to Judith Bradford).
- LGBTQ Health Disparities Research Collaborative
The purpose of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) Health Disparities Research Collaborative is to provide graduate students and faculty members at UNC-Chapel Hill with a space to engage in critical conversations related to issues of LGBTQ health.
- The State of Things - How Can Transgender Southerners Get Better Healthcare? (32 min)
Amanda Magnus and Frank Stasio, WUNC The State of Things, 1/9/2019
More than 500,000 transgender people live in the South, according to the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law. National data show that nearly a quarter of trans people do not get any kind of healthcare because of a fear of discrimination. A new report from the Campaign for Southern Equality and Western NC Community Health Services examines the specific barriers faced by transgender people who live in the South.