Homosexuality was considered a medical disorder well into the 1970s. The American Psychiatric Association did not remove it from their list of mental illnesses until December 15, 1973. I was young, but by 1973 I already knew I was strangely attracted to men. I knew I was attracted to them in a way I wasn’t toward women. I wanted affection, and the affection I wanted from men was something that turned me on.
Therefore at that time I would have been considered mentally ill.
This video just barely touches on things that were done to us prior to 1973. We march to remember from where we came and why we will not go back, and there are some who would want to take us back.