When Swedes protested Homosexuality’s classification as an illness

Psychiatry has not always been kind to people whose sexuality veers from the societal norm. Homosexuality was considered a mental illness in many countries as late as the mid-20th century—if it was not classified as an outright crime. Even Sweden, that Scandinavian bastion of openness and equality, identified being gay as a disorder as late as 1979.

He came to his own people, from his psychiatry is not always a form of sexual and social norms. Considered a mental illness in many countries it is believed in the mid-20th century – if charges are not visible. Even Sweden, the Scandinavian Tower to the intricacies of openness and equality, with which the disorder was recognized at the end of 1979.

One woman in the southern province of Smålandeven, managed to get Social Security benefits to the gay parade.

A reading greater than its parts protested RFSL, the Swedish Federation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Sweden has been removed from what was believed in 1944, but according to the “National Council for health and safety” that develops standards for health, not even to the disease. As part of the context of the American Psychiatric Association announced that while homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1973, although she continued to sexual orientation disturbance “referring they felt about their sexual orientation (among other new interference).

Tract is fed up with the lack of it was gaining power in traditional letters and phone campaigns, planned to occupy the building RFSL gay unusual pathologies National Council demonstrations. On 29 September, through eight ‘Man Liberation Week “in Stockholm (Stockholm Pride later), the assembly RFSL protesters block National Council on the stairs at the building, chanting and waving banners. Barbarian Strholm the new director of the National Council of Second, finally sat down and came with demonstrators and their cause became acceptable. in late October 1979, the National Council of homosexuality as a kind of disease, making Sweden the first European country to do so.

Needless to say, all countries have taken. It was not until 2014 that a panel of the World Health Organization has concluded that they are based on the facts of the specific disorders of gay men and those of the American Psychiatric Association transgender treatment remains controversial.

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