Recent Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Psychology Throughout much of modern history, homosexuality was seen as a disease or pathology by medical professionals and psychologists. This was based primarily on religious attitudes toward homosexuality, as well as legal viewpoints that saw homosexuality to be a crime as well as a pathology. It was not until 1973 that the American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM III) so that the official attitudes of the professions of psychology and psychiatry no longer represented a prejudice against people who considered themselves lesbian, gay, or bisexual ( Herek ). In terms of social conditions for lesbian,...The end:
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