Gay is healthy! The seventies lesbian and gay movement fight against homosexuality pathologization

Author/s Elena Biagini
Publishing Year 2016 Issue 2016/71
Language Italian Pages 26 P. 25-50 File size 316 KB
DOI 10.3280/SPC2016-071002
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This study presents the homosexuality pathologization and describes the homosexual movement fights and theoretical elaborations the seventies in Italy. It starts by analysing the relationship between homosexuality and medic science. Also, it describes normality concept modifications elaborated by lgbt subjectivities - then called homosexuals - coming out. About Italy, the authoress stress that the founding event of the Italian lgbt movement, constituted by the manifestation against an International Sexology Congress (Sanremo April 5th, 1972), had a pathologization objective as it aimed at treating homosexuality.

Elena Biagini, Gay is healthy! La lotta del movimento omosessuale degli anni settanta in "STORIA E PROBLEMI CONTEMPORANEI" 71/2016, pp 25-50, DOI: 10.3280/SPC2016-071002