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The American Psychiatric Association was pressured to removed homosexuality from its official listing of mental disorders, and to treat it as an optional lifestyle. It is contended by some that such changes were due to pressure from the homosexual lobby, which Nicholas Cummings, former president of the APA, states, "is very strong in the APA."
I think it takes courage to live an authentic life, whatever that may look like. As a former psychotherapist, I know that "therapy" does not always lead to authenticity.
Author of Seeking Sara Summers (.com) (a novel about coming out later in life)
Maybe there are people for whom orientation is a choice, because they could be attracted to either males or females. Maybe it is those people who would experience success with this type of therapy.
Could THERAPY change my orientation? Could I be converted or "healed" from my heterosexual ways? Even if you gave me a shot, counseled me day and night, made me feel guilty for being attracted to men, I just don't swing that way.
I didn't choose to be hetero.
The only way one could choose their orientation would be if they were attracted to both males and females and they had to pick one or the other. That's when it's a choice...
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