The American Psychiatric Association decided to remove homosexuality from its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in 1973. This is where narrators comment on their knowledge of that decision. They also discuss their experiences with counseling and mental health practitioners.
Dean Lynch “I spent thousands of dollars trying not to be gay.”
Gene Otto “I think you’re sick and you need to go get help.”
Larry Stone “Go to a prostitute.”
Kim Winchester “There’s a lot of pain . . . in the community.”