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Pentagon Says Homosexuality No Longer a Disorder

The U.S. military said it would revise an official medical document that classified homosexuality as a disorder alongside mental retardation, impulse control disorders and personality disorders.

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    Posted on Jun 29, 2006 READ MORE


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    Study: Link Between Having Older Brothers and Homosexuality

    Having one or more older brothers boosts the likelihood of a boy growing up to be gay—an effect due not to social factors but biological events that occur in the mother’s womb, according to a study published Tuesday. More evidence—alas, Bible-thumpers still need it—that homosexuality has nothing to do with outside factors and has everything to do with biology.

    Posted on Jun 27, 2006 READ MORE


    Pentagon document listing homosexuality as a disorder
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    Pentagon Still Classifies Homosexuality as a Disorder

    A Pentagon document still lists homosexuality as a mental defect akin to retardation and impulse control disorder, decades after mental health experts abandoned the position.

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  • Posted on Jun 20, 2006 READ MORE


    Gay-curing therapists

    CNN: ‘Therapists’ Claim to Cure Away the Gay

    CNN runs a must-watch segment on quacks who claim to cure people of their homosexuality. (One method: smashing a pillow with a tennis racket while screaming your mother’s name.)

    Posted on May 24, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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    Norman Lear: ‘Bring Them to Their Knees’

    The legendary TV producer discusses our threatened Constitution, the hypocrisy of the Christian right, the strange ethics of “The Sopranos,” and why he still sees himself as an “unaffiliated groper.”

    Posted on Mar 14, 2006 READ MORE


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    Sheerly Avni -Paul Provenza, director of the gleefully obscene “The Aristocrats,” explains why Hollywood doesn’t get the joke.

    Posted on Feb 28, 2006 READ MORE



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    Gays Have to Play It Straight in Hollywood

    Sir Ian McKellen says, “It is very, very, very difficult for an American [gay] actor who wants a film career to be open about his sexuality.” | story
    This is exactly what Truthdig’s Larry Gross was getting at in “Year of the Queer: Hollywood and Homosexuality.”

    Posted on Feb 13, 2006 READ MORE


    Homosexuality Still a Capital Crime in Iraq

    “What for me is love, unfortunately, is punishable by death,” says a remarkably brave Iraqi medical student, speaking on the record and using his real name.

    Posted on Feb 5, 2006 READ MORE


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