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CURED Film Screening & Panel

Speaker

Film Director and Local Speakers

"Five years in the making, CURED illuminates a pivotal yet largely unknown chapter in the struggle for LGBTQ equality: the campaign that led the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to remove homosexuality from its manual of mental illnesses. Before this momentous 1973 decision, the medical establishment viewed every gay and lesbian person as diseased and in need of a cure. Business and government used the mental-illness classification to justify discrimination and bigotry. As long as lesbians and gay men were "sick," progress toward equality was nearly impossible." (https://www.cureddocumentary.com/the-film/) The Viewing will be followed by a panel discussion with the Director and local experts and people affected by being "treated" for homosexuality.

Categories

Diversity/Inclusion, Ethics, Health/Wellness, Human Rights, Humanities, Law, Medicine, Movie/Film, Multicultural/Identity, Politics, Religious/Spiritual, United States Focus