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September 26, 2017

Box Turtle Bulletin » Today In History, 1956: The Adjustment of Male Overt Homosexuals

Filed under: Facts, Health, History, Homosexual, Reason — Scottie @ 16:13

I am grateful to Dr. Evelyn Hooker for the study she did and got the leaders of her craft to see that gay people are simply people.    I wish I had know of this study growing up.  Would have made a huge difference I think.  Hugs

Source: Box Turtle Bulletin » Today In History, 1956: The Adjustment of Male Overt Homosexuals


  1. I wish more people understood that “being gay” is not a choice, it is not a mental illness, it is not an aberration, it is not morally corrupt, and it can NOT be “cured”. Once they get an understanding of these truths, they tend to be more liberal in their thinking and stop denigrating, stop worrying about, stop blaming gays for being the humans they are. They also begin to understand that they, those oh so morally upright straight people are the morally bankrupt ones. We are who we are…there should never be shame attached to sexuality…just as there should never be shame attached to race or gender.

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    Comment by Suze — September 26, 2017 @ 16:24

  2. Thank you Scottie and thank you Suze for your comment. My friends, this is directly related to the literalists, the inerrants, and the fundamentalists who in the 18th through early 21st centuries decided that they had correctly interpreted the Judeo-Christian scriptures to declare homosexuality an abomination in the eyes of their god. Even in the days of Jesus of Nazareth and the early centuries of the Christian church, that was not an issue. They did take issue with adult male-puerile male sex and male prostitution in the temple, but adult consensual relationships was not addressed. In my Concordance the word homosexual does not exist. Even the KJV, the standby of fundamentalist, conservative Christianity does not us the word homosexual. That was mistranslated centuries later by zealous homophobes. I truly wish all those homophobic religionists would reclaim their brains form the local brain drops (churches) and find a life.

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    Comment by larrypaulbrown — September 26, 2017 @ 17:03

    • Thank you Larry for the information. I agree and hope your wish comes true. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — September 26, 2017 @ 19:35

  3. Says a lot about cultural mores that most of the vitriol has always seemed to be directed at male homosexuals as opposed to lesbians.
    That may not be true, of course, but this is the way it came across.

    On a lighter note, I can imagine with a name like Hooker, the poor woman must have come in for stick in her time as well!

    I also laughed at your response to Mel over his nonsense about Carrier. I note he carefully avoided any direct comment regarding gays etc. I think you had him rattled, Scottie!

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    Comment by Arkenaten — September 26, 2017 @ 17:09

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