Independent Lens

Trailer | Cured

Preview: Season 23 Episode 1 | 30s | Video has closed captioning.

When doctors classified homosexuality as a mental illness to be “cured,” they employed cruel treatments like electroshock and lobotomies. LGBTQ+ activists and their allies fought back — and won a momentous victory when the American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality from its manual of mental disorders in 1973.

Airing: 10/11/21

Rating: NR

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Telling the Story of LGBTQ+ Activism

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Telling the Story of LGBTQ+ Activism

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