Towards a principled exposure of sexuality

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Offord, B 2005, 'Towards a principled exposure of sexuality', Gay and Lesbian Issues and Psychology Review, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 58-65.

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This essay ruminates on the wake left by the removal of homosexuality from the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders. Through a quilt of critical reflections, subjective accounts and experience, the essay posits that in spite of the psychological validation of homosexuality thirty years ago, its pathology is perpetuated through culture in complex and diverse ways.