Don’t Forget Foucault

Those, who fantasise about the almighty gay lobby, are always eager to point out that homosexuality was excluded from the ICD and DSM “not in light of any scientific evidence but rather under the influence of the LGBT-community”. This claim, however, is far from being true: there had been at least forty years of the research prior to homosexuality being excluded from ICD. Nevertheless, my point is this respect is that we should be concerned less with the question of how homosexuality was excluded from ICD and DCM, but more with that of how it made to the lists in the first place. 

 

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