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The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 3, No. 6, June 1972 - File 003. 1972-06. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 22, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/3749/show/3726.

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Title The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 3, No. 6, June 1972
Contributor
  • Frank, Phil
Date June 1972
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 28912012
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM) Digital Archive
Rights No Copyright - United States
Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Transcript PAGE 2 EVERYONE'S FUN HOUSE PRESENTS THE BEST I N THE AREA IN THE ART OF FEMALE IMPERSONATION: SONG, DANCE, SATIRE AND RECORD PANTOMINE ! ^^ \RONSUES/ PSYCHIATRISTS STAND UP FOR GAYS A masked psychiatrist, speaking for his fellow gay members of the American Psychiatric Association (the Gay P.A.) stated in a panel discussion before that group at the Dallas convention the first week in May, that he was one of more than 200 gay psychiatrists registered at the convention. He stated he was wearing the mask to protect the audience, for by knowing who he was with his outstanding A.P.A. credentials, they would feel threatened, fearful and/or uncomfortable. A recent poll of psychiatrists nation-wide has shown that they and the gay community have finally reached a turning point in their traditional relationship. 90% expressed the belife that the "gay problem" was a matter of public misunderstanding and 64% in the survey indicated they do not consider homosexuals sick. Dr. Judd Manmor, vice president-elect of the A.P.A. states, "there is nothing sick or unnatural about homosexuality except that it is socially condemned." His remarks were also made during the Dallas meeting. He further stressed that attitudes toward homo sexuality are fundamentally a matter of social mores and moral judgement with no basic in fact. He labeled psychiatric prejudices a disgrace to the profession and called for a change in the diagnostic nomenclature which now lists homosexuality as an illness and mental disorder. "No heterosexual has achieved health until he has resolved his inner fear of and accepted other's homosexuality," he stated. Joining Dr. Marmor and Dr. Anonymous on the panel were Dr. Kent robinson, Dr. Robert Seidenberg and gay activists Frank Kameny. and Barbara Gittings. The dialogue hit hard at the dissemination of psychiatric propaganda. Approximately 200 professionals made up the S.R.O. audience. Dr. Kameny challenged those present to apply true scientific methods in their psychiatric studies and recommended a good course in gay pride for those who seek " the- cure." Dr. Anonymous pointed out that gays are required to be more healthy than their heterosexual counter parts.DrSeidenbergcasti gated the profession for creating the problems of homosexuals, then making money out of "curing them." "We have made diversity a sin," he said and lampooned the mental health game as played in 20th Century psychiatry. Barbara Gittings charged the A. P.A. with attempting to avoid confrontation while calling it discretion and called for dialogue between professional gays and the other members of the profession. Many of the psychiatrists present in the audience rose to speak after the formal discussion ended, making impassioned appeals to their collegues to see gays as human beings and back efforts toward con- sentual legislation reform. For the first time in many years the A. P. A. agenda failed to present any papers on homosexuality. This was doubtless a direct result of Gay Liberation Front - zaps in the past which have insisted "We are the experts on homosexuality." The Rod Roddy late night talk show hosted several members of the panel and Barbara Gittings also assisted in the filming of a video tape on Gay Lib., The tape is one of 5 parts of a series titled Search for Mental Health for release to Universities and Medical Schools. Receiving excellent response and heavy interest traffic during the entire A.P.A. convention was the Gay Lib. exhibit booth, GAY, PROUD AND HEALTHY ;the Homosexual Community Speaks Out. Manned by local gays and the visiting G.L.F. group, the booth was sponsored by anonymous gay psychiatrists. It was the only booth to use the word "love" formally and presented opportunity for rap sessions and literature distribution. The booth consisted of an elaborated collage panel featuring Christopher Street Liberation Day celebrations, gay activism, gay. love-ins, famous gay couples and a panel especially aimed at psychiatrists. The A.P.A. appeared to listen well to the obvious message: the i homosexual community is tired of listening to psychiatry "talk to us" and has changed the dialogue to' 'we will tell you." The gay community nation-wide should soon see the beginnings of responsive action and increasingly feel the benefits resulting from this conference. BOYS IN THE SAND Hats off to DEAR ABBY! Abigail Van Buren recently had the following in her Dear Abby column in the Houston Post. DEAR ABBY: Recently you printed a letter from someone who claimed to be a "well adjusted homosexual." There is no such thing as a well-adjusted homosexual; the two terms are antonymous. Homosexr uality, male or female, is a form of sexual deviation which is symptomatic of personality disorder. By any reasonable standard of human development, homosexuality is an adnormal human condition which needs competent professional treatment. It is in effect a form of emotional illness. I think that you would be as interested as I in what your readers think about the subject. HAPPY HETEROSEXUAL DEAR HAPPY: By whose definition is homosexuality an illness? There are homosexuals who live socially well-adjusted, discreet, personally happy lives, whose homosexuality would come as a surprise to many of their close heterosexual friends. The fact that homosexuality is morally condemned by most people in our culture makes it seem abnormal. In other times and in ' other cultures it has not always been so judged. Much of the maladjustment seen in homosexuals is due to the rejection, persecution and guilt imposed upon them by intolerant and ignorant contemporaries. (Editors comment Dear Abby - !!) Hats off to DHR /ffiBV The odd couple Dear Abby: D □ About four months ago, the house across the street was sold to a "father and son" -- orsowethou- ght. We later learned it was an older man about 50 and a young fellow about 24. This was a respectable neighborhood before this "odd couple" moved in. They have all sorts of strange looking company. Men who look like men, blacks, white , Indians, and yesterday I even saw two nuns go in there.' They must be running some sort of business or a club. There are
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