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If you are concerned about your current grade, and would like a chance to earn some extra credit, you can listen to the following podcast that discusses the removal of homosexuality from the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual). This did not have that long ago and it took the efforts of some social justice activists, and some professionals that were concerned with the damage it was doing to people who identified as homosexual, to even begin the conversation. To earn extra credit, you must write a 2–4-page reaction paper that includes the following: Do you agree with the decision? Give reasons for why you support the change or do not support it. Who, that was mentioned in the podcast, do you think played the largest role in its removal (this can be a person or a group, but you must support your choice and explain why you chose them)? How was the classification of homosexuality as a mental illness repressing the population and how did the removal of homosexuality from the DSM further their journey towards equality? Finally, think about the “cures” that are still being offered today (this will require some research) and why they continue to persist as an option in not only our country, but worldwide. You will need to follow regular APA guidelines and have 2-3 professional sources to support your opinions.
You can listen to the podcast here: 81 Words – This American Life
The transcript is available here: 204: 81 Words – This American Life