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New documentary explores how America declassified homosexuality as a mental illness

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1973. A new documentary, Cured, is due to make its debut at the virtual edition of Outfest Los Angeles on 24 August. Deadline reports that Cured will explore how the APA finally declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1973, something which an eyewitness in the documentary calls “the most important moment in gay liberation history”. Cured was directed by Patrick Sammon, who directed Codebreaker, a documentary about the life of gay codebreaker Alan Turing, and Bennett Singer,…

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