Condemnation of homosexual acts and other nonprocreative sexual behavior as "unnatural," which received official expression in the writings of Thomas Aquinas and others, became widespread and has continued through the present day Boswell, Second, rather than studying psychiatric patients, she recruited a sample of homosexual men who were functioning normally in society. Such procedures have not been used in clinical psychoanalytic studies of homosexuality. This historical shift was generally considered progressive because a sick person was less blameful than a sinner or criminal e. Sometimes to their amazement, [researchers] described what they called the "well-adjusted homosexuals" who, in [William] Menninger's words, "concealed their homosexuality effectively and, at the same time, made creditable records for themselves in the service. Third, she employed a procedure that asked experts to rate the adjustment of men without prior knowledge of their sexual orientation. One of the issues that loomed largest for gay men in the last two decades of the 20th century and beyond was AIDS.
Some psychologists and psychiatrists still hold negative personal attitudes toward homosexuality.
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England in West Indies: He's said something which - we think - is totally unacceptable and unfortunately he must be punished for it. Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed. One of the issues that loomed largest for gay men in the last two decades of the 20th century and beyond was AIDS. Berube reported the results of previously unpublished studies conducted by military physicians and researchers during World War II.
Some studies found differences between homosexual and heterosexual respondents, and then assumed that those differences indicated pathology in the homosexuals. Analysis and opinion from the BBC's cricket correspondent. Introduction Modern developments Selected theories of homosexuality Contemporary issues. This method addressed an important source of bias that had vitiated so many previous studies of homosexuality. The topic has threatened to cause outright schisms in some denominations. Internet URLs are the best.