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The Colorado psychologist who proved being gay wasn’t a mental illness

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13min 24sec
From the film "Changing Our Minds: The Story of Dr. Evelyn Hooker"
Research psychologist Evelyn Hooker disproved the theory that being gay was a mental illness.

For a long time, gay people were considered mentally ill. They were subjected to lobotomies and chemical castration. At the urging of a student, research psychologist Evelyn Hooker decided to test this theory. Ryan Warner has the story of a straight ally who grew up on Colorado's Eastern Plains and studied at CU Boulder.